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The End of Money

The Story of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain Revolution
Lu par : Mark Elstob
Durée : 4 h et 58 min
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The End of Money is an essential introduction to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution, which has been hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the Internet.

Murder for hire. Drug trafficking. Embezzlement. Money laundering. These might sound like plot lines of a thriller, but they are true stories from the short history of cryptocurrencies - digital currencies conceived by computer hackers and cryptographers that represent a completely new sort of financial transaction that could soon become mainstream.

The most famous - or infamous - cryptocurrency is bitcoin. But look beyond its tarnished reputation and something much shinier emerges. The technology that underlies bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - the blockchain - is hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the Internet. It is now moving away from being the backbone for a digital currency and making inroads into other core concepts of society: identity, ownership and even the rule of law.

The End of Money is your essential introduction to this transformative new technology that has governments, entrepreneurs and forward-thinking people from all walks of life sitting up and taking notice.

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  • 16/07/2017

Very interesting

Very good book that tells both sides of the story of bitcoin. It had me realize the value of studying further with its core blockchain

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  • 05/09/2017

Sehr gute Einführung in die Zukunftsthemen

Die aktuellen Themen rund um Bitcoin und Blockchain sehr unterhaltsam und verständlich erklärt. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf beiden Key Topics. Die Themen wie Ethereum und Smart Contracts, aber auch Geschichte des Geldes und der Finanzsysteme werden ebenfalls gut angesprochen.

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  • Daniel Main
  • 12/11/2017

Begeistert, macht süchtig weiter zu hören!

Das Thema wird sehr einfach erklärt. Die Geschichte und Hintergründe wie das alles anfing werden sehr spannend erzählt. 100% Empfehlen für Leute die sich mit der Thematik schlau machen möchten.
Das britische Englisch wird sehr sauber ausgesprochen.