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Publisher's Summary

While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology.

Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label "digital currency."

Andreas goes beyond exploring the technical functioning of the bitcoin network by illuminating bitcoin's philosophical, social, and historical implications. As the Internet has essentially transformed how people around the world interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we never could have imagined, bitcoin - the Internet of money - is fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political, and economic problems through decentralized technology.

©2016 Merkle Bloom LLC (P)2017 Merkle Bloom LLC

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  • Shah Alam
  • Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • 12-08-17

Needs Re-editing

Repetition is bad enough but having to pay for listening to repetition makes it worse.

This also happens to be the first book where I got the hear the chapter and para-numbers being narrated as “Chapter two-dot-four-dot-three”.

The theme is fine and the message that the crypto-currencies are the future with a huge potential could well be conveyed in less than an hour.

This book needs thorough re-editing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good rough summary of Bitcoin capabilities

The book is a good rough introduction to Bitcoin without getting bogged down in details of exactly how transactions and blocks work. There is educated speculation about the possible future implications of peer-to-peer cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin). I would recommend this to someone who is curious but not necessarily familiar with information technology. For those familiar with Bitcoin already this book is a nice refresher and reminder about what the protocol is capable of and what it's future political implications may be.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Disjointed mishmash

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What's the lazy way to create a book? Take recordings of various largely impromptu talks you give and slap them together into a disjointed mishmash. Some interesting ideas, but seriously, put in the effort to make an actual cohesive book.

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  • Jarryon
  • United States of America
  • 01-18-18

The Perfect Teacher

Andreas has the uncanny ability to be funny, gracious and knowledgeable. He’s taught me so much in such little time. This book is an excellent collection of some of his best metaphors and analogies. Fantastic.

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Not what I thought

Would you consider the audio edition of The Internet of Money to be better than the print version?

I thought i was getting a book on cryptocurrency but I learned about what is behind it and the possibilities that can come from it.He did talk about cryptos but i learned soo much more

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Mind blown

This was an awesome book my first Bitcoin read. I am hooked on Blockchain. I also believe this will change everything and I can’t wait to absorb more like a doing. Thanks Andreas for being a BTC evangelist.

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some good basic ideas and explanations here

good basic ideas and explanations. never felt like I understood in full and the short clips do a poor job of explaining much of anything. very repitive.

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wide ranging book on wide ranging topic

Fast paced broad analysis of the many socioeconomic and technology centric aspects of bitcoin use.

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Someone else reading Andreas’s talks

I am sure that Stephanie Murphy is more crisp and clean than Mr. Antonopoulos, though his English is fine, but it feels a little bit strange to hear someone else read corrected transcripts of these lectures. That being said, this is a good non-technical summary of Bitcoin and its continued failure to fail on cue.

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Bitcoin is a Technology. <br />

Andreas made it clear to understand that Bitcoin is a Technology. As Internet can not be destroyed as a Technology neither Bitcoin can be. The power of Bitcoin Technology will help the population of the world for a brighter future.

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  • Masterlovelife
  • 01-13-18

The Most Important Book in Human History

Tell everyone you know about this book. Buy hundreds or thousands of copies and give them away.

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  • medscibookworm
  • 12-26-17

Excellent discussion about the potential..

Of bitcoin. Andreas is a great speaker and well worth a listen. Bitcoin Is an opportunity for all of us and Andreas speaks about it excellently

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  • P J Walmsley
  • 12-24-17

Brilliant, can't wait to listen to volume 2!

Loved this book, found myself getting really excited about the possibility of something other than a dystopian future!

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  • Jack
  • 12-20-17

A must read

A great book for anyone to discover the how and why of Bitcoin and Blockchain. Andreas does an excellent job of painting the big picture and makes it accessible to everyone.

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  • ZC
  • 12-17-17

helps to wrap the mind around the bitcoin

Everyone who wants to understand what bitcoin is about needs to listen to this 4h audio book. I bought extra 2 paperbacks for my friends who are just starting to wrap their minds around bitcoin. Narrator of this book has a very pleasant voice however I would prefer to hear Andreas reading it out. Just a personal opinion. The book is moderately technical, being a girl born in early 80's I understood most of it. Getting part 2 right away. Give it a go.

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  • Forever hopefull
  • 12-11-17

a bit repetitive

good content but way too much repetition, which undermined it's value. should have halved it.

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  • Nedelcho Kohchiev
  • 12-06-17

Mind Blowing

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes to any friend and anyone.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The clear openness about the banks

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Everything

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yeah and more.

Any additional comments?

the book is great

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  • Ian
  • 12-04-17

Excellent coverage of an exciting technology

Andreas deserves his position of one of bitcoin's finest spokespeople.
Insightful in his analysis and forward-thinking in his vision, he deftly covers the gap between where we are now and where we will be able to go.
Although originally a collection of separate talks, this book reads as a comprehensive coverage of what the new technology brings and why it matters.

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  • David Cordner
  • 11-22-17

Best book available on explaining Bitcoin

If you want an introduction to Bitcoin that will go into detail that is simple to understand then look no further. Blockchain will change the world as we know it!

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  • Valentino Hudhra
  • 11-21-17

Great Intro

Mostly theoretical content but well grouped. The part regarding which and how many coins will there be was the most fascinating for me.

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  • Review_Man
  • 01-17-18

fantastic

loved it. if you have any doubts about bitcoin this will set everything right for you. highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-14-18

first class communication

even though the book is split into a series of talks, the editing amd communication style make it a very interesting and informative listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-18

Good.

Finished listening to the entire audio in 2 sittings. Good. Had I heard this audio 4 years ago I would have bought bough Bitcoin much earlier at a lower price.

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  • Jason V.
  • 12-14-17

Bit repetitive but overall ok

this book is highly repetitive occasionally variation ads a little depth of the whole meaning behind the philosophy of the Bitcoin

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  • Paul
  • 12-07-17

Growing with Bitcoin

What made the experience of listening to The Internet of Money the most enjoyable?

As a newbie to Bitcoin, I'm hungry to know more about my investment & its future. Andreas is my crypto Guru, first through YouTube & now through his books. I will watch, participate & grow with the global change that Bitcoin has started.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I'm impressed by the ability of people in "third" world countries to change their lives & engage in economic commerce without the extortion from banks & money wire transfer companies, by being able to use their phones as a bank.

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  • Harold
  • 11-30-17

fascinating short read (or listen)

a lot of incredible quotes, very visionary, i learnt about bitcoin, i learnt about history of technology like cars and phones and i learnt about money. easy to listen to, entertaining and comical

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  • Daniel
  • 11-28-17

excellent description of the crypto revolution

I really enjoyed it, the analogies used create a great way to comprehend the scope of this technology. I highly recommend to those who would like to understand crypto wholisticly.

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  • Adrian Krzempek
  • 11-07-17

The future

An amazing audio book, it’s a MUST BUY, for anyone interested in bitcoin, the blockchain and crypto currencies. Or just anyone who wants to have a peek into the future. Thank you for this I’m going to order a few hard copy books n pass them around simply incredible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-20-17

Great understanding for learners of bitcoin

loved the history lessons and the constant relations between the emergance and dominance of new technologies in society with the latest technology, cryptocurrencies.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-17

excellent clear overview of bitcoin

This guy is hands down the smartest guy in the room regarding bitcoin - excellent overview and exciting future