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Publisher's Summary

Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. It provides a decentralized Turing-complete virtual machine, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), which can execute scripts using an international network of public nodes. Ethereum also provides a cryptocurrency token called "ether", which can be transferred between accounts and used to compensate participant nodes for computations performed. "Gas", an internal transaction pricing mechanism, is used to mitigate spam and allocate resources on the network.
Ethereum was proposed in late-2013 by Vitalik Buterin, a cryptocurrency researcher and programmer. Development was funded by an online crowd-sale during July through August, 2014. The system went live on July 30, 2015.
©2017 Alexander Scott (P)2017 Alexander Scott
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5 out of 5 stars
By TU on 12-27-17

Excellent primer on Ethereum

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

For the IT professionals, or the technology enthusiasts, this is a great primer on the crypto-currency called Ethereum. It does have a lot of buzz words and technical jargon, but I thought it was still relatively concise, and informative. If you aren't interested in something as esoteric as crypto-currency, this is probably not the book for you.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Nomi on 12-22-17

NOT for beginners

NOT for beginners. Most of it totally flew by me. It was really dull as well so that didn’t help. It’s hard to listen to and wade through. The narration was decent enough.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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