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I picked up this book as someone who is a big fan of Tucker's writing as well as someone new to blockchain technology and thought that this book would be a great discussion.
This book contains that discussion, but there is much more. Tucker's strength is that he loves the greatness brought about by human freedom, and he can't help but speak to the glories of liberalism and commerce even in ways disconnected from the central theme: peer to peer technology.
Nevertheless, if you're looking for a book that outlines the future of human liberty, this is it. It outlines the way in which culture, commerce, and society are making the world more free. This is not a book about bitcoin. It's a book about liberty. But more importantly, it's an optimistic book, a motivational book, one that prompts you to live liberty, rather than wish for it.
Despite its brevity, it's perhaps a little longer than it needs to be. Tucker invokes many anecdotes andhistory lessons, and perhaps goes into more depths on these tangents than is necessary. That said, if you're interested in a libertarian writer that loves freedom more than hates oppression, Tucker is your man. In a world where government seems to try to capture more and more of our lives, he is able to elucidate the ways in which free enterprise and voluntary cooperation make life beautiful. While he's perhaps better in shorter, more limited writing and speaking, his love of liberty makes Bit by Bit a delightful primer on the social role of peer to peer technology.