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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Understand Bitcoin, blockchains, and cryptocurrency with this clear and comprehensible guide 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 a #1 Amazon New Release! ─ Understand Bitcoin, blockchains, and cryptocurrency with this clear and comprehensible guide 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 book.Readers 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.


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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Understand Bitcoin, blockchains, and cryptocurrency with this clear and comprehensible guide 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 a #1 Amazon New Release! ─ Understand Bitcoin, blockchains, and cryptocurrency with this clear and comprehensible guide 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 book.Readers 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.

30 review for The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains: An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dipanshu Gupta

    This book is like Blockchain for Dummies, with some thoughts about its future. There are some very clear explanations of stuff you read about in hype circles but never fully understood. For that, this book is A+. It goes downhill went tries to be more than that: an oracle for things to come. Overall, a good read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sujit

    This book is suitable for getting an overview of the Cryptocurrencies, blockchain, digital wallet, and similar things. The author also explains the history of currencies and puts our minds to think if cryptocurrencies can be the future. I don't expect more than this from the book whose title is, 'An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them.' This book is suitable for getting an overview of the Cryptocurrencies, blockchain, digital wallet, and similar things. The author also explains the history of currencies and puts our minds to think if cryptocurrencies can be the future. I don't expect more than this from the book whose title is, 'An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and the Technology that Powers Them.'

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rohan Dalvi

    Most non-technical books on blockchain / crypto tend to (a) be evangelical and (b) not actually explain the tech from first principles. This book faces neither issue: it is evenhanded and spends most of its pages describing how the machinery of the blockchain works. It also does a great job contextualizing the technology. It begins with a history of money and a description of the banking system, laying out the forms of money (barter, commodity, fiat) and how payments actually work from an account Most non-technical books on blockchain / crypto tend to (a) be evangelical and (b) not actually explain the tech from first principles. This book faces neither issue: it is evenhanded and spends most of its pages describing how the machinery of the blockchain works. It also does a great job contextualizing the technology. It begins with a history of money and a description of the banking system, laying out the forms of money (barter, commodity, fiat) and how payments actually work from an accounting perspective. This is all pretty important because it establishes the highly intermediated payments "status quo" against which bitcoin seeks to compete. It then dives into cryptography, overviewing topics like public/private keys, hash functions, digital signatures. The rest of the book leans heavily on crypto concepts introduced here. After introducing cryptography basics, it introduces blockchain. The way it frames the idea of blockchain is by introducing the challenge of peer to peer money transfer, then by raising issues that have to be dealt with (ex., account creation without a central administrator, transaction ordering, bookkeeper discrepancies). By iteratively describing the solution blockchain provides to each of the problems, it provides a picture of how blockchain actually works (ex., public key addresses, block batching, proof of work). All the while, it overviews important practical aspects of blockchain and crypto, including weaknesses (e.g. security risks with wallets, 51% attack). Over the course of the book nearly every piece of crypto related jargon that I have encountered was defined and clearly explained. And despite the book's name, it does not only focus on cryptocurrencies, though crypto is a major focus. Highly recommend!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Charitos

    Als je op zoek bent naar een boek waarin je een introductie krijgt in de technologie en basis van blockchains, tokens en de cryptomarkt, zoek niet verder! Lewis beschrijft in circa 400 bladzijden de onderliggende principes op een begrijpelijke en totaal niet droge/taaie manier. Heb je al enige kennis van bitcoin en blockchains, dan is het boek waarschijnlijk niet diepgaand genoeg. Voor mij was dit een bevestiging dat de materie die ik in mijn hoofd heb zitten klopt. Het boek is verschenen is 201 Als je op zoek bent naar een boek waarin je een introductie krijgt in de technologie en basis van blockchains, tokens en de cryptomarkt, zoek niet verder! Lewis beschrijft in circa 400 bladzijden de onderliggende principes op een begrijpelijke en totaal niet droge/taaie manier. Heb je al enige kennis van bitcoin en blockchains, dan is het boek waarschijnlijk niet diepgaand genoeg. Voor mij was dit een bevestiging dat de materie die ik in mijn hoofd heb zitten klopt. Het boek is verschenen is 2018 en daarom op bepaalde punten wel al verouderd. Een puntje van kritiek, de afbeeldingen zijn bijna niet te lezen.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jason Nikolaou

    The essential guide on BC and Blockchains from one of the authorities in the field. Provides appropriate background, context and is well balanced.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan O'Brien

    I found this book helpful as I have embarked on learning about cryptocurrencies. It's a good book for a raw beginner. I found some of the discussion like about the history of money to be irrelevant and unnecessary, but Lewis did an overall good job explaining pretty technical things in relation to how blockchains work for non-tech savvy audiences. I am not a tech person and I think I understand it much better after having read this book. Also, I liked the breakdown of the different kinds of toke I found this book helpful as I have embarked on learning about cryptocurrencies. It's a good book for a raw beginner. I found some of the discussion like about the history of money to be irrelevant and unnecessary, but Lewis did an overall good job explaining pretty technical things in relation to how blockchains work for non-tech savvy audiences. I am not a tech person and I think I understand it much better after having read this book. Also, I liked the breakdown of the different kinds of tokens and his discussion on risks and potential flaws of cryptocurrencies at the end. His coverage of BitCoin and Ethereum is really helpful too. Of course, since this book is now a couple years old, some discussion is dated and leaves out new developments, so this book represents a first step in this area with more learning to follow. Overall, I would recommend it to friends looking for the basics on this topic.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Edwin Lai

    The content accomplished exactly what the book title suggested and even went beyond for a bit. The technical explanation lived up to the my expectation and it is easy to understand. I particularly like the texts about the history of money / the criteria for a good form of currency / the mechanism of bank clearing system / history of both Bitcoin and Ethereum. Though the book mentions comparatively little about the latest blockchain / cryptocurrency topics in the field like the Facebook Libra coi The content accomplished exactly what the book title suggested and even went beyond for a bit. The technical explanation lived up to the my expectation and it is easy to understand. I particularly like the texts about the history of money / the criteria for a good form of currency / the mechanism of bank clearing system / history of both Bitcoin and Ethereum. Though the book mentions comparatively little about the latest blockchain / cryptocurrency topics in the field like the Facebook Libra coin / Chinese Government digital currency, the book is already extensive enough to cover all the basics for a beginner.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bilal

    A quote attributed to Albert Einstein; well said! Antony Lewis has done a fantastic job of explaining the subject simply in this very readable introduction to the technology behind cryptocurrencies, the specific implementations used by some well known names (Bitcoin, Ethereum), and the implications on their robustness, value, liquidity, etc. I was looking for a decent introduction to these primary concepts, and I was delighted to have picked up this book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Topher

    This was a textbook for my FinTech class. I found it inexpensive compared to standard textbooks (oh thank god!) and to be very readable. Mr. Lewis does a good job of explaining things clearly enough to be understandable by the lay audience, but not so simple as to bore someone with a rusty background in many of the related topics. I'd definitely recommend this as useful as a textbook for any section of class or class on Bitcoin and blockchain. This was a textbook for my FinTech class. I found it inexpensive compared to standard textbooks (oh thank god!) and to be very readable. Mr. Lewis does a good job of explaining things clearly enough to be understandable by the lay audience, but not so simple as to bore someone with a rusty background in many of the related topics. I'd definitely recommend this as useful as a textbook for any section of class or class on Bitcoin and blockchain.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dermot O'Brien

    3.5. A great intro. Some valuable information, although the book tends to only hit the surface. As the author mentions, he hopes to spark greater interest and encourage further exploration into the vast topics mentioned. Some stars scratched off for the many spelling/grammar mistakes, odd footnotes, and indecipherable graphs.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Smort

    An excellent primer on cryptocurrency and blockchain I couldn’t have hoped for a clearer, more thorough explanation of a fairly complex technology and phenomenon. Obviously I’m a bit late to the game, but if you’re like me and want to get to know more about these technologies as they are hopefully climbing into the plateau of productivity, I would absolutely recommend this book.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lookchin

    I've no prior knowledge about Bitcoin and blockchain. This book does give a lot of basic information which why people could understand. You still need to focus and concentrate as it introduces lots of new idea. I've no prior knowledge about Bitcoin and blockchain. This book does give a lot of basic information which why people could understand. You still need to focus and concentrate as it introduces lots of new idea.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Wouter

    Easy to understand book for anyone that is interested in the world of crypto and blockchains. Extends your knowledge on previous and current monetary systems, and describes the potentials and flaws of cryptocurrencies.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Christos

    With blockchains proposed in my industry (medicine) I tried a few times to read up on it. This was my only attempt that lead me to actually read and understand blockchains (and cryptocurrency of course). A very good introductory text, very well written for the layman.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sumaia

    It is a good book for someone who doesn't know anything about bitcoins and cryptocurrency in general. Many chapters, in the beginning, talk about money and the history of it. General financial information. It is a good book for someone who doesn't know anything about bitcoins and cryptocurrency in general. Many chapters, in the beginning, talk about money and the history of it. General financial information.

  16. 5 out of 5

    agung

    Well explained, even for newbie, all basic things about crypto currency became understandable

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Beltrán

    Great introduction to not only blockchains and cryptocurrency but a brief history of currency and its evolution. I would recommend this to anyone interested in cryptocurrency.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Solid intro and even-handed overview of the crypto space.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kasey Denton

    Excellent introduction into the different technologies associated with Bitcoin, Etherum and other crypto assets. Put straight forward with through explanations of jargon like Hashing and DeFi.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Rodrigo Garcia

    Detailed, non-too-technical, look at blockchain Second book on blockchain for me and really liked it. Slow start but then quite a read that kept me engaged. Definitely worth reading if looking to explore more and more.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Patrick McInerney

    Two main opinions on this book: 1) it's primarily meant for novices to bitcoins and blockchains like me, but 2) for those people like me, it's a dense read. The first quarter of the book defines money, and a broad overview of it's entire history, just to set the stage for how bitcoins relate to it (and how they may not even be considered currency at all). I read this book primarily because I want to get involved in real estate investing, and a few people have mentioned in passing how blockchain Two main opinions on this book: 1) it's primarily meant for novices to bitcoins and blockchains like me, but 2) for those people like me, it's a dense read. The first quarter of the book defines money, and a broad overview of it's entire history, just to set the stage for how bitcoins relate to it (and how they may not even be considered currency at all). I read this book primarily because I want to get involved in real estate investing, and a few people have mentioned in passing how blockchain technology may disrupt the industry in the near future. I'd like to be a part of that, and was trying to get the first crash course in. It worked, and I now feel like I'm going to need a constant rotation of these kinds of books not only be sure that I actually understand the concepts, but that I can stay current on what's happening with it. I wouldn't recommend this book to people simply wanting to know what Bitcoin is, as a 10 minute YouTube video could tell you the information you want to hear. But if you actually have a purpose behind wanting to know, that'll help get you through this necessary book, which you should definitely read.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Severin Heiniger

  23. 5 out of 5

    TEELOCK Mithilesh

  24. 5 out of 5

    Attila Papp

  25. 4 out of 5

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  26. 4 out of 5

    Keedan

  27. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

  28. 4 out of 5

    Agustin Arizti

  29. 4 out of 5

    Vitaly Stepanov

  30. 5 out of 5

    Abdulrhman Omar

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