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  • The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains

  • An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology That Powers Them
  • Written by: Antony Lewis
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Categories: Money & Finance, Personal Finance
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn the history and basics of cryptocurrency and blockchains: There’s a lot of information on cryptocurrency and blockchains out there. But, for the uninitiated, most of this information can be indecipherable. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains aims to provide an accessible guide to this new currency and the revolutionary technology that powers it.

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies: Gain an understanding of a broad spectrum of Bitcoin topics. The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains covers topics such as the history of Bitcoin, the Bitcoin blockchain, and Bitcoin buying, selling, and mining. It also answers how payments are made and how transactions are kept secure. Other cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency pricing are examined, answering how one puts a value on cryptocurrencies and digital tokens.

Blockchain technology: Blockchain technology underlies all cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency transactions. But what exactly is a blockchain, how does it work, and why is it important? The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains will answer these questions and more. Learn about notable blockchain platforms, smart contracts, and other important facets of blockchains and their function in the changing cyber-economy.

Things to know before buying cryptocurrencies: The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains offers trustworthy and balanced insights to those interested in Bitcoin investing or investing in other cryptocurrency. Discover the risks and mitigations, learn how to identify scams, and understand cryptocurrency exchanges, digital wallets, and regulations with this audiobook.

Listeners will learn about:

  • Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain technology and how it works
  • The workings of the cryptocurrency market
  • The evolution and potential impacts of Bitcoin and blockchains on global businesses

Dive into the world of cryptocurrency with confidence with this comprehensive introduction.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Antony Lewis (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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  • 24-07-20

useful for laymen

while you would not become an expert on Bitcoins and crypto technology, it is a good starting point for those who have very little finance and programming backgrounds. Well narrated and good examples.

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Very useful for quick concept formation

Pretty well handled topics. Good flow of thoughts and information. Apt level of details to form concepts and gather knowledge even if you are new to the topic.

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Good book for beginners

This is a good book for beginners. Starts with the history of financial Systems and gradually gets into crypto to make you understand the various pros and cons of the different coins, exchanges and wallets and at the same time asks you to do better research yourself before jumping into this. Excellent work. Listen to book at 1.25 speed else it will be 💤.

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Good introductory read

Very well organized and succinctly narrated. Good starter book on Bitcoins and Blockchains. Would recommend reading it.

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True to its Title

Its a excellent audible for novice like me for whome ..Cryptocurrency is an unknown territory and needs to understand the ABCD of blockchain technology

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  • Stacey Curtis
  • 20-12-20

Extremely basic and slow-paced.

Perhaps ok for grandpa. I found it to be a bit like a trip to the dentist.

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  • Brittany Douglas
  • 26-05-20

great introduction into block chain technology

I really enjoyed that the author did not overstate the capabilities of block chain technology. This book gives you a solid understanding of the basics.

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  • Michal
  • 15-12-20

Reads like a college textbook

Although the information in this book was relevant to bitcoin, I lost a lot of interest in the text because it was overly complex. It read like an old professor in lecture reading off something you couldn't care for.

I believe this is perhaps better read as a textbook vs an audiobook. The reader would benefit from highlighting and making notes in this kind of book.

The performance could have used a little more enthusiasm, but i suppose that comes with the text.

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  • 09-05-20

A complete guide

Enjoyed how the book starts describing money and how we’ve exchanged value throughout history (areas not discussed enough when talking about cryptocurrency) Learnt some fun facts about the history of money.

Really great explanation on the basics of cryptography sets the scene well to go into the details or bitcoin and blockchains.

As someone relatively familiar with the field I found it useful to clarify and reinforce some key concepts. Also suitable for a complete ‘beginner’

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  • Jiri
  • 09-05-20

Excellent introduction to cryptocurrency side of blockchain

Demystifying intricacies of most popular protocols like Bitcoin Ethereum but also also the economic principles behind crypto in general. Antony also included very interesting historical lessons. Overall really great read that must be in bookshelf for anyone who wants to know.

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