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Blockchain Revolution

Narrated by: John Chancer
Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Technology
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Blockchain Revolution by Don and Alex Tapscott, read by John Chancer. 

The definitive audiobook on how the technology behind bitcoin and cryptocurrency is changing the world - majorly expanded with new material on cryptoassets, icos, smart contracts, digital identity and more.

Blockchain is the ingeniously simple technology behind Bitcoin. But it is much more than that. It is a public ledger to which everyone has access but which no single person controls. It enables companies and individuals to collaborate with an unprecedented degree of trust and transparency. It is cryptographically secure but fundamentally open. And soon it will be everywhere. 

In Blockchain Revolution, Don and Alex Tapscott reveal how this game-changing technology will shape the future of the world economy, dramatically improving everything from health-care records to online voting and from insurance claims to royalty payments. Brilliantly researched and highly accessible, this is the essential text on the next major paradigm shift. Listen to it or be left behind.

©2018 Don and Alex Tapscott (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"This book has had an enormous impact on the evolution of blockchain in the world." (Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corporation)

"What a spectacular book. Mind-blowing in its expansiveness and profundity. It makes me think we're at one of those times in technological, economic and social history where the sky is the limit." (Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computer and Chief Scientist at Prima Data)

"The Tapscotts have written the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption. Likely to become one of the iconic books of our time." (Clay Christensen, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author of The Innovator's Dilemma)

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 16-03-2019

The next internet

Very interesting book it covers everything, even if it's too long I loved it. Thanks

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  • Michael
  • 19-11-2019

Too much opinion!

This book gives you a "feel" for what blockchain can do but doesn't really explain how it works. The authors clearly have their own opinion and just reel off endless ways they think it can help. One would almost think they have a financial gain in blockchain's success the way they plead with you to support it. They state as fact certain things that are 100% opinions and in the final chapter simply comment on current politics, again pretending their opinions are fact.
I wanted to understand what blockchain is and how it works... I feel none the wiser. But I can tell you it helps with privacy and fighting the system!

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  • Mr. Zoltan Tersanszky
  • 05-09-2019

I felt this is the future, now i know why

I sadly just heard about Blockchain 6 months ago and not earlier. As I learned about it I had that feeling this is the next big thing. Now thanks to this book I know how will it changes the world and I want to be part of the Revolution!

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  • Bjørn-Rune Hanssen
  • 09-07-2019

Takes their conclusions too far, ignorant of basic political theory

There are many complaints I could weite about this book, though I will limit this review to the most laughable observation I have made.

The authors explicitly denounce socialism in harsh (and ahistoric) terms... and then go on to argue for introducing economic mechanisms that are explicitly and fundamentally socialist. Democratic control of the means of production is THE socialist concept, for example, but the authors are obviously - and laughably - unaware of this.

They might want to check the existing literature on exactly these mechanisms that they argue in favour of. Might I suggest they start with Marx? And then maybe move on to Richard D. Wolff? Would be informative.

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  • 08-03-2019

Very good until last chapter

Very good book until you get to the last chapter where the writes push they’re political agenda upon the reader.

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  • Mr. B. K. Stanley
  • 12-01-2019

Great book

As someone who was a blockchain novice and started by reading another book which was poor in content and badly written I decided to have another go at understanding the subject and bought this book and I am sincerely pleased I did so. Well written and well narrated it is instructive, thought provoking and has lead me to greater research which in turn has set me on the path to a corporate project.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-2018

I absolutely loved this book

Great narrator and amazing book! A must read if you work in tech and want to understand the forth revolution