• Blockchain: An Essential Beginner's Guide to Understanding Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and the Future of Money

  • By: Herbert Jones
  • Narrated by: Dryw McArthur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-30-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Herbert Jones
  • 4.4 (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to find out what blockchain is, how it works, and what it can do for you? 

This audiobook could be the answer you are looking for.... 

This audiobook is the ultimate beginner's guide to understanding blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, bitcoin, and the future of money. 

In this guide, we shall be discussing everything there is to know about cryptocurrencies, their impact on the future of money and trade, and most importantly, how you can prepare yourself for the disruptive technology that is the blockchain. 

Here is just some of the information covered in this audiobook: 

  • The history of money 
  • What is the blockchain technology? 
  • History of the blockchain 
  • A chronological development of blockchain related technologies 
  • Benefits of the blockchain technology 
  • Disadvantages of using blockchain technology 
  • Understanding Ethereum 
  • How Ethereum developed 
  • How Ethereum works 
  • How smart contracts work 
  • The application possibilities for smart contracts 
  • How mining works 
  • How to get started with blockchain and implementing blockchain into business operations 
  • Blockchain-based applications you can integrate into your business 
  • How to get started with smart contract and Ethereum web development 
  • Understanding cryptocurrencies and their emergence 
  • How cryptocurrencies work 
  • Bitcoin lifecycle: how cryptocurrency transactions work 
  • How to invest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies 
  • And much more! 

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about blockchain!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 

©2017 Herbert Jones (P)2017 Herbert Jones

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Simply brilliant!

enlightening straight forward and a pleasure to listen to, I listened to the whole book in one sitting and will listen once more to make it stick

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Outrageous waste of time and money

even at 1.5x this was a painfully slow and boring treatment of an interesting and important topic. the robotic narration aesthetic it even worse

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okay overview but little insight to inner working

okay overview but little insight to inner working. quick guide to understand the basics. bye

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effective primer on blockchain technology

this book does a very good job in fulfilling its intent of providing the reader with a good introduction to blockchain technology in cryptocurrency. by the end of this book The Reader should have a well-informed perspective of cryptocurrency, blockchain Technology and how it applies from an investment perspective.

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Does not work well in audio form

The book contains a lot of code and URLs intended to be read, not heard. In one instance the narrator has to read out a string of about 40 zeroes part of a HEX command and chuckles to himself as if to underline the ridiculousness of that.

If you get this book be prepared to listen to a lot of "bitcoin.stackexchange.com forwardslash questions forwardslash four nine eight seven six forwardslash how dash long dash does dash it dash take dash to dash confirm".

And just skip the section that goes into code...

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Blockchain is changing our way of life

We see the world changing fast and affecting our lives, however, some of us do not see what is back the hype, how Blockchain is changing our way of life. The book provides you a clear knowledge of the basics. If you require using policies that facilitate peer-to-peer matching between producers and users that will finally shape the global economy as we know it and this book features how it all is following right now with useful and brief style.

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Very simple but with the holistic approach

A decent book to get you started in this fascinating world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology!!!

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The technical section was well explained

This is a book for people new to the blockchain. Well organized and very useful to the beginner, it gives the why and how of the technology that will be an important part of our lives in the future.

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Good summary of blockchain forms

Good summary of blockchain forms, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and the Future of Money along with a solid analysis of its underlying. The book has a good mix of business and technical views. Nice for those who already have a slight understanding of Bitcoins and the like.

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Good introduction in the bockchain technology

If you are a beginner in Blockchain trying to understand it, this is a great book. The writer gives a complete history and general info on the underlying technology. It is a great book to start and an easy follow!

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  • 01-17-18

Not a book for audible

this book is not suitable for audible. Lots of time goes to spelling URLs and commands. disappointed that audible does not sense check these type of books. I'd give it 0 stars if I could

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  • M. Harding
  • 01-15-18

Horrible Narration!

only listened to app 20 minutes but the pronunciation on some of the words is god awful!! very annoying and spoils the content!

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  • jenny
  • 01-11-18

Good guide

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For a technical introduction, I would recommend " Blockchain: An Essential Beginner’s Guide. For everything else, this is a great book. This discussion with concrete examples gives a good foundation for understanding what is becoming possible.

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  • Waylan
  • 01-11-18

You will understand everything about Blockchain

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You will understand everything about Blockchain Technology almost to the level of a Pro. It has its own advantages and disadvantages which will unfold with time. There is a certain knack for doing it. The book enlightens you about the ways and tips to succeed with minimal efforts

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  • Nikolay
  • 01-11-18

Excellent.

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There is a remarkably diverse set of interests involved in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This book does a great job of running through the formative ideas that have driven the interest and development of Bitcoin.

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  • Jesse
  • 01-11-18

Perhaps the best general introduction to bitcoin

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Perhaps the best general introduction to bitcoin there is at the moment. It looks at salient aspects of the financial system along with the social and business aspects of the bitcoin economy.

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  • Aalyah
  • 01-11-18

Full details that all

it gives a detailed look at the start of the blockchain 'revolution' in progress. The authors' backgrounds in finance/economy give them a particular slant but it doesn't keep them from diving into the cultural and technological effects of blockchain technology

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  • Isla
  • 01-11-18

Liked the flow of the book

A chance of collections can sometimes be that they are fragmented and distorted, but this book eludes those dangers by being unified and well organized, flowing in a logical and helpful way from beginning to end.

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  • Cora
  • 01-11-18

Well explained

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A good overview of Bitcoin and the technologies behind it. But more interestingly, it covers how such technologies fit into the financial world. I found this book to be quite similar to Currency Wars by in terms.

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  • Benjamin
  • 01-11-18

Amazing just like Amazon

Blockchain: An Essential Beginner's Guide to Understanding Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and the Future of Money, by the author Herbert Jones is an in-depth explanation of BlockChain. Well explained so that I could understand how complex this topic is.