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  • The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains

  • An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology That Powers Them
  • By: Antony Lewis
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Money & Finance, Investing & Trading
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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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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Realy engaging read for some difficult material

The material in the book (understandably and expectedly) is very dense for someone new to the topic, however the writing and performance both make it as clear, accessible and engaging as possible. I was disappointed to finish it so quickly as I enjoyed it so much.

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  • Stacey Curtis
  • 20-12-2020

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
  • 26-05-2020

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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  • jmf
  • 28-04-2021

the most informative crypto book yet

very educational
well presented
the most informative crypto book of the 9 I have listened to so far

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  • Michal
  • 15-12-2020

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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  • Tim
  • 13-04-2021

Best quick way to learn crypto fundamentals

This book in my opinion is the easiest and best way to get to know the fundamentals of crypto currencies and block chains. I listened and red this book multiple times because of how easy it is to follow. I have also issued this book within our investment club for our members to get a grasp of crypto currencies and block chains. Great book!

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  • Rev. Dyved
  • 02-04-2021

Good Introduction to Cryptocurrency

I enjoyed listening to the background of money, Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrency. Also the lessons on blockchains and the vast inner workings of this technology. There is a whole lot to grasp and this book was a good head start for those that may be interested in Bitcoin or others. I believe this is not going away or is it just a fad. As of this review, this book is slightly dated, but the concepts are there. I insist that anyone due their own due diligence and again, this is a great start. I would recommend the listen or read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-05-2020

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
  • 09-05-2020

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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  • 08-05-2021

Good place to start

If you have no or only a little knowledge of crypto. This book lays out an understanding of the current exchange system and contrasts this with the crypto version.

I’m personally a little clearer on coins and blockchain.

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  • Shiny Things Reviews
  • 08-04-2021

Very informative, no fluff, and engaging

Very informative, no fluff, and engaging. Describes more than just Bitcoin but generally other ICOs and demystifies a lot of topics surrounding crypto and digital assets.

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  • Povilas
  • 19-03-2021

Great, evenhanded overview

Unlike so much content about crypto the book felt even handed. The author seems cautiously optimistic about the blockchain technology, but not overly so. I think he also did a great job explaining some of the technicalities. The voice actor was great as well!

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