Regular price: $14.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

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

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    785
  • 4 Stars
    165
  • 3 Stars
    55
  • 2 Stars
    15
  • 1 Stars
    16

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    673
  • 4 Stars
    154
  • 3 Stars
    54
  • 2 Stars
    17
  • 1 Stars
    10

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    670
  • 4 Stars
    148
  • 3 Stars
    49
  • 2 Stars
    17
  • 1 Stars
    15
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • 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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Very Disappointing

The book was very disappointing because it was not technical at all. Also, he kept using way too many examples to over-explain easy concepts. Hearing the word Bitcoin over and over again also tends to get annoying. All of the useful info in here could have been condensed to a 30 minute video, instead of a 5 hour audiobook.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Disjointed mishmash

Any additional comments?

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic book!

Highly recommended book for those who keen to gain knowledge in bitcoin and blockchain. Enjoy

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

THE book to start with when learning about Bitcoin

This will set the stage for tge rest of your journey looking into bitcoin. I've listened to this book several times and learn something every time. It's a great book.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

good explanation

although somewhat repetitious (since its a compilation of many talks/seminars) it is a pretty good explanation of what Bid coin is and the potential of the technology

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Learned for the first time what Bitcoin is, how it

works and what lays ahead with this Crypto currency. I hope to learn more. thanks

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing Book

This really helped me talk in a more educated manner about this subject. I am just about to purchase the second book because it was that good.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great intro to bitcoin

this is a great intro to Bitcoin. Andreas makes Bitcoin interesting, inspiring, and easier to understand. this is a good overview. if you want to get more technical, get mastering Bitcoin next.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-18

Awesome

An awesome book with mind opening things. A must read/listen not only for the blockchain enthusiasts, but for all the people who want to understand the future that blockchain will definitely be influencing.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for cb
  • cb
  • 03-27-18

Mediocre

Bitcoin propaganda full of platitudes and clearly directed at people who don’t understand money. I’m not sure the author himself understands money.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Richard
  • Richard
  • 03-21-18

Awesome<br />

great book , definitely recommend , clear perspective of crypto currency and blockchain in general

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-18

informative

learnt a lot about bitcoin from this book. enjoyed listening to the narrator voice. overall a pretty good ebook

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-18-18

Excellent

engaging from start to end! I love how the concepts are presented succinctly and clearly. Andreas makes blockchain and.nitcpin approachable to anyone!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-25-18

Introduction to what Bitcoin is and its impact

Great layout, easily digestible and still relevant. Looking forward to the next edition of this book :)

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Susie
  • Susie
  • 01-25-18

Great book

Interesting book and easy to read. Definitely one of the better books i have read about bitcoin and crypto currencies.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Masterlovelife
  • 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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for medscibookworm
  • 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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for P J Walmsley
  • 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!

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 04-24-18

A real visionary

Loved it... I really like how he uses historical events to show how we as a society have so much resistance to change and the unknown.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Review_Man
  • Review_Man
  • 01-17-18

fantastic

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • 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

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • 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.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jason V.
  • 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

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Paul
  • 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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Harold
  • 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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Daniel
  • 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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Adrian Krzempek
  • 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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • 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.