The Internet of Money

Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
Series: The Internet of Money, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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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.

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This was an amazing book that really clarifies.

There's a lot of confusion around bit Queen as its completely different paradigm of interaction. This book lays out the fundamentals in contacts with what's going on today. A must read, timeless.

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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.

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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.

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The world's best book on understanding crypto

Andreas Antonopoulos has a gift of explaining complex topics in a way that everyone can easily understand and expand upon. Cryptocurrency is going to be one of the most fundamental technologies of our entire society and it's worth finding out why. When I listened to this there were a few times where a sentence immediately repeated itself in the audio which was annoying but didn't distract too much from the experience.

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Intense and Surprising

I don't know how many times I hit replay so I could hear again what he just said. The book is riveting and very difficult to understand. It turns out that what I thought Bitcoin was, isn't. When I accepted that we aren't talking about a coin; that I don't have a wallet but a keychain; that's when I began to see the sheer brilliance of it all.

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Informative and Life-Changing

If you're going to read any book this year, this is the book. If you don't understand the concept of a blockchain and or cryptocurrency, this is the first book you should read. And, if you have a friend who doesn't understand the concept of cryptocurrency, forward this book to your friend for Christmas.

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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 had to 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.

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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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Clear Intro to Bitcoin

Very clear and concise intro to basic terms and processes related to the Bitcoin network. Also includes history of computing, the internet and various other disruptive technologies.

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Dated. I feel cheated

The information is very dated. It's not a book, it's just packing up some of his speeches. The speeches are so so.

There are much better and informative books on crypto and bitcoin.

Don't waste your money.

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  • 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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-15-20

A Good Listen

Good in depth explanation of the topic, however it had some repetitions due to it being taken from several talks. Could be more concise with the ideas.

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  • Plamen A.
  • 02-23-20

Excellent for beginners

If you are into crypto and have spend considerable amount of time watching podcasts, Andreas’ talks and more - you wont hear anything new.
But I think its excellent for beginners, to understand what is Bitcoin.

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  • Donatas Maciulis
  • 12-04-19

Absolutely brilliant. Everyone should listen!

This book is fantastic, easy to understand, an eye-opener, If you don't listen to it, you will regret it in a few years time.

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  • Darius
  • 11-04-19

Simply the best

Best source for learning fundamentals of bitcoin. Great examples and associations that allows to fully understand the message

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  • d
  • 10-12-19

Why Bitcoin

This book will Not tell you how bitcoin works. What it will explain to you is why bitcoin is so important!
Why it will never die!
Dozens of ideas for what it can be used and a feeling that this is just the beginning!

Thank you mr. Antonopoulos.

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  • Ishmael Mumuni
  • 08-30-19

Good Book

The content is great, very informative, would have preferred to listen to Andreas Antonopoulos read it.

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  • Raphael Carvalho
  • 07-11-19

Totalmente recomendable!!!

Un libro que cualquier persona debería leer, sin importar edad, género, religión o cualquier otra característica.

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  • IAN BAILEY
  • 07-07-19

great insight into the future of money!

this should open your eyes to what is very possibly just around the corner! get yourself clued up early!

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  • Phillip
  • 03-25-19

If only I had heard or read the content years ago

The content of this book is amazing. We are already seeing that much of it is correct and the signs for the long term use cases look promising. Bitcoin is a technology.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-17

Fantastic resource

Fantastic resource for the less technically inclined in order to learn and understand Bitcoin and its potential.

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  • jason
  • 01-09-20

Great Introduction

I was a sceptic, and i was ignorant. I invest some knowledge from Andreas, and now i feel hope, i feel that unbelievably we have a GOD like protocol to transform humanity

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-29-19

MUST READ FOR ALL!!

This book will change the way you look at everyday living and the way you think.

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  • Austin Lewinsmith
  • 10-10-19

Great collection of talks by Andreas Antonopoulos.

loved it, He has the ability to simplify what can often be seen as complex ideas. his use of metaphor is exceptional. I am a huge fan of his work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-19

Amazing book!

What an amazing collection of talks by Andreas. If you’re new to bitcoin. This is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-19

Great book about Bitcoin

It gives you a general outlook what bitcoin is and where we are heading towards in the future with the technology that bitcoin provides.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-19

I WILL BE BUYING BITCOIN

Outstanding collection of talks from Andreas.
He clearly has a great knowledge of BTC and how it’s going to be ultilised in the future

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  • Lee
  • 04-07-19

Amazing book by one of the industry’s most respected educators

Andreas has been producing amazing educational resources about bitcoin for years. He’s well respected and has an incredible ability to explain a complex invention like bitcoin in a way you can relate to and understand.

Ready to go down the rabbit hole?

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  • Pavel
  • 09-22-18

structured and easy to understand, great examples

Thank you, Andreas and others who got involved in creating this book. I enjoyed listening to it, learn few things and got inspiration out of it. I highly recommend this book.

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  • James
  • 06-04-18

An excellent text

The most interesting book I've read on bitcoin and blockchain, of many. Antonopoulos' words include many original, highly thought provoking concepts, metaphors and analogies. A brilliant person, clearly.