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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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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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  • 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.

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  • Chad
  • SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States
  • 11-30-17

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.

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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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Everybody should listen to this.

this book is at must listen for every human being on Earth. blockchain technology will change the world forever.

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The content is good but the structure is bad

I love the info that i gained in this book
But these 1-2 min chapters annoyed me a bit

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Must Read

Incredible overview of where we have been and where we are going. Great vision. Great insight

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Good non technical intro

The Author does a good job discussing the nature of money and bitcoin in an abstract way. Going through bitcoin's building blocks and key features without diving into deep technical discussion.
The narrator's delivery was on point

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  • 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.

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  • timofejs
  • 08-15-18

Quality book !!!

Definitely worth a read !!! Quality book !!! AAntonopoulos thanks for taking your time and creating a masterpiece !!!

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  • Dan
  • 07-20-18

Good but a lot of duplication

I enjoyed this book but there is a lot of repeating content as it covers a series of presentations. The content could have been better streamlined

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  • Surrey
  • 06-17-18

Andreas M. Antonopoulos.

My take on this book is that the author is very insightful and very forward thinking. Bitcoin is a very good start however the blockchain is revolutionary.

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  • yonatan
  • 05-30-18

Great book for bitcoin begginers

loved the book and the it explaines the most complez issues in a very simple and understandable way.

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  • Stephen Turner
  • 05-28-18

Excellent. A must read.

There is before and after reading this book. The historical account of tech development has completely changed my outlook. Anyone interested in the future should read this book.

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  • Gl B.
  • 05-28-18

A must read for anyone interested in blockchain

this is aust read (or listen) for anyone interested in blockchain technology. Andreas is probably the most liked perople in the Crypto world due to his passion and knowledge on the subject. in this book he conveys this knowledge in an easy to understand manner with limited jargon but with all the passion.

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  • 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.

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  • Richard
  • 03-21-18

Awesome<br />

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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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.

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  • eddieb357
  • 04-28-18

best anti fud book ever!

i loved it. I really loved how the historical comparisons shed a light on the psychology of the hurdles of adoptions. it definately makes me look at all mainstream criticism with a new light in this arena.

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  • 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.

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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.