The Bitcoin Big Bang

  • by Brian Kelly
  • Narrated by Eric Pollins
  • 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Get a handle on the digital currency revolution and learn how to get onboard
The Bitcoin Big Bang is a guide to navigating the uncharted territory of digital currency. Written by CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, this book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 to explain how this transformative technology is about to change the world. Digital currency is thrown into perspective against the history of payment systems and its own evolution as readers are invited to explore the ways in which this technology is already changing the way business gets done. Readers gain insight into the mechanisms behind Bitcoin and an expert perspective on digital currency's effect on the future of money and the economic implications of the Bitcoin revolution. In the same way that email changed the way we transfer information, the decentralized Bitcoin network is about to revolutionize the business world, the legal profession, and even the role of the government. The Bitcoin Big Bang dives headfirst into this paradigm shift, allowing readers to:

Explore the origins of digital currency
Learn the history and evolution of payment systems
Discover how the Bitcoin network is facilitating free and instant transfer of value
Understand the mining of Bitcoin and how to invest

The digital currency revolution has implications that spread far beyond the finance industry. Anyone who exchanges payment for goods and services is on the cusp of the next big push in societal evolution, and only an understanding of the technology and a clear knowledge of the systems and behaviors at play can fully prepare us for the changes to come. The Bitcoin Big Bang is the go-to guide, helping those who use money use it better.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not technically accurate, but a fair amateur view

This is not the book for those who really want to understand how Bitcoin works. The author clearly doesn't really understand the details. But, if your a regular person who wants to sort of understand the gist of how Bitcoin works though reasonably close and relatively familiar analogies, this book will do the trick.

It's not well written. There are more than few awkward repetitions. But it is interesting to see an outsider's perspective on Bitcoin when that outsider has an insider's perspective on conventional finance. That part of the book is interesting and enjoyable.

The authors whole nautilus coin he created seems like an unintentional crime / scam. Seriously do not try that at home (in the US).
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- B. Goss

Could Be Better

Overall a good try but as other have mentioned there are some technical inaccuracies, there are better options.
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- Academy2

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios