The Internet of Money: Talks by Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Volume 1

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Merkle Bloom LLC, Aug 30, 2016 - Bitcoin - 132 pages
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 book is an entertaining read, probably best suited to those who are a bit new to Bitcoin and crypto currency. Unfortunately the readability is severely reduced by the use of repetitive italicized quotes from the exact text on the same page. Really bizarre decision that makes me feel like I'm reading out loud in an echo chamber.

readability is severely reduced by the use
of repetitive italicized quotes of the exact
text from the same page

Anyhow, worth getting, but just teach yourself to ignore large blocks of italics.
 

About the author (2016)

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. He is the author of "Mastering Bitcoin," published by O'Reilly Media and considered by many to be the best technical guide to bitcoin. As an engaging public speaker, teacher and writer, Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. As an advisor, he helps startups recognize, evaluate, and navigate security and business risks. Andreas was one of the first to use the phrase "The Internet of Money" to describe bitcoin and its potential impacts on humanity.

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