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Cryptoassets

The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
Narrated by: Dave Clark
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The innovative investor's guide to an entirely new asset class - from two experts on the cutting edge

With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world - and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need:

  • An actionable framework for investigating and valuing cryptoassets
  • Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk
  • Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias
  • Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs
  • Predictions on how blockchain technology may disrupt current portfolios

In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. The authors define a clear and original cryptoasset taxonomy, composed of cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens, with insights into how each subset is blending technology and markets. You'll find a variety of methods to invest in these assets, whether through global exchanges that trade 24/7 or initial cryptoasset offerings (ICOs). By sequentially building on the concepts of each prior chapter, the book will provide you with a full understanding of the cryptoasset economy and the opportunities that await the innovative investor.

Cryptoassets represent the future of money and markets. This book is your guide to that future.

©2017 Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar (P)2017 McGraw-Hill Education

Critic Reviews

" Cryptoassets is an outstanding overview of the state of digital currencies and assets. Highly recommended for those who want to understand where finance is going." (Balaji S. Srinivasan, CEO of 21.co and board partner at Andreessen Horowitz)

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Not what I was expecting

This book is heavily focused on investing and investment strategies. Crypto currencies are just as talked about as any other market. The book brushes over the technological details of the crypto currencies it's discussing. It sounded like an informercial and the whole time I felt like I was being sold something.
This book is suitable for people who already have investments and are looking to add crypto to their portfolio but not someone just wants to learn about crypto currencies.

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Great knowledge

Thank you for giving me an understanding of Crypto Assets, their attributes and Investment value.

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A rational guide to crypto assets.

great for beginners, very clear and easy to understand. also great for a more in depth history of assets and investment strategy

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Interesting from start to finish

Good narrator. Great content. If you want to learn more about crypto assets and how to approach investing in them, this audiobook is well worth a listen.

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loved it. well done .

a really good book that will hold it self for years to come even in the changing market. it will need updates as the years go by however.

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Clear explanation of Crypto Invesment

What did you like most about Cryptoassets?

I like how clear the book explains the Crypto and Investment world. Obviously it is written professionally and also understandable for a everyday person. Highly recommended.

Have you listened to any of Dave Clark’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, this was the first time.

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Great 1st book when looking to understand crypto

while investment strategies arent exactly covered in too useful a manner for traders its great for investors and a choice strating point for building your knowledge of crypto

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  • Fred R.
  • 30-12-2017

A Key to the a Future

A very difficult subject was dissected by this book. Buy the analog and the digital books and get yourself a highlighter. It’s similar to a college course

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-2017

Complete detail

This book goes into such detail it’s crazy. I was highly pleased by the amount he went into it. Not just about bitcoin or litecoin but the whole cryptoassests realm. And for someone who travels a lot by vehicle, it was perfect for the road!

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  • JCurtis
  • 23-01-2018

Timely. Well written. Excellently narrated.

as a non investor who got into cryptoassets because of an admiration for the technology and implication for social change, this book was a great introduction to the broad topic of investing in crypto assets. It does not get bogged down in the my new show. It presents a clear structure and Broad understanding of investing in context of cryptoassets. It is a great place to begin if you want to enter the market.

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  • Michael Simonsen
  • 12-01-2018

The actual crypto parts are quite useful.

The book spends a lot of time on basic investing, diversification and history things like the tulip bubble. I suppose that’s fine for establishing the cred of the authors but isn’t really anything new to a typical tech investor.

Also- is it pronounced “dohje” or “dog-e” (doggy). Pronouncing doge so literally always seemed odd to me. Fwiw.

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  • Eric Marcuz
  • 06-01-2018

Need a Bitcoin Entry Point?

This is it! Perfect introduction into the world of crypto assets explained thoroughly will detailed examples if real world crypto assets on the market today.

Contextualized alongside traditional investment vehicles makes this an easy primer for those somewhat familiar with the archaic investment opportunities that have favored the rich and wealthy up to this point. Highly, highly recommend.

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  • Tsuyachan
  • 22-12-2017

A must-read

Recommending to all my friends and family. A thorough history of crypto currency and the blockchain that's easy to understand. Excellent info on where and how to invest in this disruptive new technology and how it will change the future of investing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-2017

a good read or listen if you have Audible

Fairley high level of detail ...you should be more comfortable with this subject matter after going through this material

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-08-2018

Must read for any crypto investor

I enjoyed listening to this book . it's well structed and informative. Hopefully this sort of books will bring the smart money into Crypto market , not the bump and dump minds .

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  • Antonio Smith
  • 06-08-2018

Best book on crypto

This is one of a handful of good books on cryptocurrencies. It will give you a good foundation of the basics and a good summary of the history.

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  • Runner123
  • 07-07-2018

Unbelievably informative

I am a semi-young financial professional who has been fascinated with bitcoin and “cryptoassets” since around 2014. This book is both incredibly informative and easy to understand. If you are looking to truly understand the world of cryptoassets and the potential future distribution, this book is a must read.

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  • Anon
  • 08-04-2018

Best book I've found so far on the crypto industry

I've purchased five books about cryptoassets and none of them have been informative for an investor already involved/knowledgeable on the crypto industry.

This book is fantastic for beginners covering all bases and also sheds new light on areas for those already detailed in the crypto industry.

Lots of new information was learned along with past history and backgrounds on people and business structures.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-03-2018

Very informative book

Information in this book is eye opening, loved every bit of it. Even though had to purchase a Kindle version because there is a lot of useful links to follow.

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  • Zak Hall
  • 05-03-2018

Brilliant!

Great guide for anyone who's interested in crypto, beginner or experienced! I enjoyed every minuet.

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  • MrAJldn
  • 14-01-2018

Crypto assets for the beginner, but V. USA focused...

This is a great introduction. It goes through some of the technical terms associated with crypto investments but isn’t sophisticated enough in places for those of us who may be familiar with the world. There are also frequent mentions of the IRS and US centric bodies which at times does limit the audience.
I would have liked to see further explanation of the proof of work bs proof of stake. And other things to look for in alt coins. The book was quite Bitcoin focused with some stores about other coins.
Generally very good. I am very glad I read it and have recommended it to colleagues and friends who ask me about crypto assets.

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  • Mr. Robins
  • 07-01-2018

Solid introduction to crypto currency

easy to follow introduction to the world of crypto assets coins and tokens.

well read, easy to listen to voice.

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  • Crypto-Singh
  • 03-05-2018

hmmmmm

Well to be perfectly honest, in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking into this matter in a different perspective and without being condemning of one's view's and by trying to make it objectified, and by considering each and every one's valid opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

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