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If уоu'vе аttеmрtеd tо dive іntо thіѕ mуѕtеrіоuѕ thing called blockchain, уоu'd be fоrgіvеn for rесоіlіng іn hоrrоr at thе ѕhееr ораquеnеѕѕ оf the tесhnісаl jаrgоn thаt іѕ оftеn used tо frаmе іt. So bеfоrе wе gеt іntо whаt a сrуptосurrеnсу is аnd how blосkсhаіn technology might сhаngе thе world, lеt'ѕ dіѕсuѕѕ whаt blосkсhаіn асtuаllу іѕ.

In thе ѕіmрlеѕt tеrmѕ, a blockchain іѕ a digital lеdgеr оf transactions, nоt unlіkе thе lеdgеrѕ wе have bееn using fоr hundrеdѕ оf уеаrѕ tо record ѕаlеѕ аnd рurсhаѕеѕ. The funсtіоn of thіѕ digital lеdgеr is, іn fасt, рrеttу muсh identical to a traditional lеdgеr іn thаt іt rесоrdѕ dеbіtѕ and credits bеtwееn people. Thаt іѕ thе core соnсерt bеhіnd blockchain; the dіffеrеnсе іѕ whо hоldѕ thе lеdgеr аnd whо vеrіfіеѕ thе transactions.

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©2017 Matt Harris (P)2017 Matt Harris

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Great Overall Resource

This is a great Reference guide to what Blockchain is. Great quick read and full of information.

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  • 01-02-18

Good overview

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This was a solid, if high level, overview of Blockchain and how it works. I felt it was concise and well put together.

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Interesting if a tad dry

I got two books about the new cryptocurrency and while this book is far more broad in its scope I think its a better place for someone to start if they are just trying to understand the method behind the madness. The one drawback is that towards the end of this short audiobook it becomes a bit(and by that I mean EXTREEMLY) dry as it spends minutes listing off things in what would more than likely just be a bulleted list in the actual printed edition. All in all tho I think I liked it.

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Good introduction to the concept of blockchains

Recently I've become really interested in crypto currency as a concept rather than as an investment. I've listened to other books about blockchains but while they were rich in technical details on how blockchains works, they didn't provide a thousand-foot view of what a blockchain is and what you can do with it.

This book fills that gap. It provides that high-level view and a list of possible applications for blockchain. That helped the lightbulb go off in my head to fully grok the concept.

So I recommend this book if you understand the concept of blockchains, but you are confused what you can Do with them.

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Still A Lot Unclear On How This Works

This was a good overview on Blockchain technology but I think this is something I'd have to see to understand a little better. I get that it's a ledger for any and all transactions and records but what about the 'what ifs'? Maybe like bitcoin, blockchain is still in its infancy. Does this replace paperwork? I think so and I can see the awesomeness this will have in the future. I want to know more.

This was an interesting book by Matt Harris. Hopefully there'll be more audiobooks like this one in the near future. Good info.

Rick Baverstock's narration was great for this type book. He had an easy to understand tone and spoke clearly in an easy to follow manner.

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Informational

I knew nothing about Blockchain. So, I know lots more than I did. I understand more about how Bitcoin works because of this. While I don't think I fully understand all there is to know. But, this book is a great introduction for someone who knows nothing of this. The narrator actually made it interesting. Great pace and inflection.

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The next step in understanding crypto-currencies

Well presented overview of the technology underlying Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. Very interesting to consider all of the ways this technology may come to infiltrate our everyday lives. From voting to gun registration to a one world currency.

Well organized and presented. Narrator was excellent.

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Very Helpful

I’m definitely not an Internet savvy, so this short intro to Blockchain has helped me to learn what Blockchain technology is, be familiar with the lingo, and to have an idea of what’s out there.

Rick Baverstock did an excellent job narrating this book. He has a very clear and understandable voice.

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More than just Bitcoin

I've really enjoyed listening to these short books lately about tech. It's just the right amount of time to get a conversational understanding without getting overwhelmed by the advanced topics. This one did get more technical than I was expecting, but it was still digestible.

Narration is very important for making these kinds of topics. This narrator was perfect; he was clear and understandable.

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great information in a short time

the lecture was given in a very precise way I have the knowledge I needed from this lecture the narrator was great his voice was good and fluid

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