• Bitcoin: Hard Money You Can't F*ck With

  • Why Bitcoin Will Be the Next Global Reserve Currency
  • By: Jason A. Williams
  • Narrated by: Jessica Walker
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (572 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Bitcoin is hard money you can’t f--k with.

No one controls it. No governments, no companies, no central banks, no money printing. It’s a revolution as big as the internet. And it’s never been hacked. 

Entrepreneur and investor Jason A. Williams is the first author to put bitcoin in context of the 2020 crisis - a year of financial disaster and unprecedented money creation (money printer go brrr!).

Not only was bitcoin the best-performing asset on the planet in 2020, it quietly established itself as the next global reserve currency as central banks around the world desperately printed their money into oblivion. 

Hard Money You Can’t F*ck With explains bitcoin in simple, understandable terms and maps out how this "magic internet money" will grow into the best form of money we’ve ever had. 

What’s inside? 

Part 1: "Why Bitcoin Matters Now"

  • What bitcoin is
  • Who created it
  • Why bitcoin is "money you can’t f--k with"
  • How bitcoin emerged out of the 2008 banking crisis
  • Why money printing slowly destroys your wealth

Part 2: "A Brief History of Money (and Money Printing)" 

  • Take a step back and learn "what exactly is money"
  • Why "printing cash" has always led to the death of currency 
  • Why bitcoin is the best form of money ever created

Part 3: "How Bitcoin Becomes the Next Global Reserve Currency"

  • A deep dive into the 2020 financial crisis and how bitcoin emerged strongest 
  • The emergence of national digital currencies to compete. 
  • Why some nation states are now holding and trading in bitcoin
©2020 Jason A. Williams (P)2020 Jason A. Williams

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HFSP if you do not read/listen

More information than a semester long class. More interesting than watching porn your first time. If you don’t read you are at a disadvantage in life

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Mind blowing!

Great for new Bitcoin investors. If you’re reading this in 2021 you’re still early.. great listen!

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Despite the title…

It’s an excellent read/listen; if you’re in the crypto space already, you’ll recognize the story and people, and get reassurance that you are in the right side of moving forward.
If you’re uncertain about what crypto currency really is, or still think it is ‘secret drug money in the Dark Webs’; then you DEFINITELY need this information! Very informative for newbies and HODLers alike.

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More like a rant

How is Bitcoin hard money you can’t f with? Halfway through and I think I give up. A lot of ranting. A lot of going over who has wronged the author. A lot of rehashing Bitcoin history. The author is heavily invested in Bitcoin and would like you to be as well. You will never have as much as him but you can help drive the value up for him. If the Byrnes and Musks and other big crypto supporters recanted, could Bitcoin hold its value? I don’t know. This book seems too much like a self interested sales pitch.

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Everyone needs to listen

This should be required listening for all. You can’t F with the supply. Thank you!

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GM

Kinda cheesy, narrators voice is pretty mundane. But easy to listen too great story very informational and thought provoking. Highly recommend to new coiners, any bitcoiners

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Terrible narrator

This is a fantastic book but it is a shame that such a bad narrator was chosen to read it.

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Mandatory reading for any adult.

This book is amazing and chock full of information intentionally left out of public education. We’re drowning out in dollars and we don’t even notice on a mass scale. Bitcoin is the escape valve. Jason Williams does an amazing job communicating both the concepts of bitcoin as well as the urgency of the situation we find ourselves in the current global financial system.

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Eddy

Good basic book to explain Bitcoin in common language. Lots of good insights that “dumb” down Bitcoin in a good way. Time to start stacking sats to own a whole Bitcoin.

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great currency history

this book really has good example of the consequences of printing infinite money. and teaches you the value of Bitcoin. great book highly recommend reading this book.

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  • Mr. K. Richardson
  • 05-31-21

Easy language a f*ckwit like me can understand.

I'm really impressed by the way such a complex subject is conveyed in such simple terms that a total f*ckiwit such as myself can understand it. I do have a background in computing, but I've never taken any interest in cryptocurrencies. I remember sitting at my desk in London around 2012 wondering whether or not to buy a bitcoin for the fun of it, but of course, I steered clear of it.

Roll forward a few years and I'm living in Japan, I'm worried about the value of my money in the bank ... and then last weekend I saw the price of bitcoin take a dive. Thought to myself, okay, maybe now is the time to start investing. So I signed up for an online course in cryptocurrencies and thought I'd buy this book to supplement what I already knew, perhaps learn something I didn't. Well, lets just say I learned more from this book than any amount of researching I'd already done. I'd read Yuval Noah Harari's books before, so understanding the concept of money as a legal fiction might have given me a bit of a head-start in some areas of this book; but my god it's clarified a whole load of stuff I hadn't got figured out before.

I may not have grown into a cast iron HODLer yet, but I've definitely started a recurring payment plan into bitcoin ... and I'm looking into investing some of my cash into gold and silver. My fears of inflation seem to have been right, so I'm hedging against the fiat currencies. As most people in finance say, "don't invest what you can't afford to lose" ... I think that's a sound strategy, but then again, what will I lose if I don't might be a better question.

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  • TasteAndShare
  • 03-15-21

Nothing new in this book.

Poorly written and poorly read. A waste of money! Summary of the development of the US Dollar but nothing new in this boook

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-20-21

Eye opening!

Just finished @GoingParabolic book, just be clear i m not maxi, just a lover and hodler of #Bitcoin , in fact I m huge fan of #xrp. I understand the concept & underlying technology of #BTC, but wow the book is eye-opening...simply put "I get it now"!

Well done recommend 👏 👍

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  • Mr. Lee Graham
  • 04-27-21

Decent read but bitcoin only

Good story, but very bitcoin centric, is it really reasonable to think that there will only be one crypto currency in the future? Still, it's well worth a listen. Not a huge fan of the narration as she sounds like Layah Heilpern and she annoys me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-17-22

Hammers home the truth

The is the first book I would recommend people to listen to if they are new to the space.

Followed by bitcoin standard 😀

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  • Ryvoan
  • 05-01-22

A must listen!

Clear, simple and informative. Makes sense of Bitcoins place in a fast changing world.

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  • Rude K.
  • 04-18-22

Informative but very one sided

I thoroughly enjoyed the listen and learned alot from it but I feel like it is a bit one sided and extremely biased towards the benefit of bitcoin
... And overlooks the elephant on the room that is the huge environmental impact of mining bitcoin this is a huge issue for many..
I still recommend the listent as I learned alot

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  • Jr
  • 03-29-22

the best book . explains everything you need

this book explains everything about hard money crypto and how money works in this age

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  • dennie
  • 01-12-22

If you have no knowledge of BTC this book is for u

an excellent book for those without knowledge who seek knowledge. The book explains with simple and relevant examples how BTC came about why it's important and the role of money in politics and asset gathering. For people with no knowledge about how many actually works this book is invaluable and should really be used in schools it's simple to understand and the narration is also pleasant on the ear. I chose this book for a book club of black women all 50 plus It made fascinating Reading for us still fluent in a Fiat world thank you so much for writing the book.

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  • Joe
  • 11-20-21

Great book but narrator a bit weak

It just sounds like the narrator is talking inside a tin can, no sound studio or decent microphone?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-21

All you need...

Excellent book for all levels of understanding, with the most well rounded and current information to date, from a writer that lives and breathes bitcoin in so many ways - follow him on Twitter and you'll know what I mean. Thanks for this book; listened twice already. The narrator is decent and forgiven for some minor mispronounced words, as she does nail the 'money printer on brrrrr' so well 😂👍

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  • Someone who loves books
  • 05-15-22

very good book

highly recommend was easy to listen too and very informative. some bitcoins are way to over the top and confusing and this one was just smooth and easy. 5 star

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-22

Crypto understanding as a beginner

great book on crypto currency as a beginner to understand how currency works with today's government and basics of Bitcoin that are facts. brilliant

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-13-22

Awesome 👌

Great book, the best explanation of Bitcoin and how money works. Well worth the listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-22

about to listen to it again

easy listen. would recommend to anyone staying in bitcoin. have learned so much in a few days

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  • habib
  • 02-21-22

it's ok

some parts of the story are already out of date. but overall, it's not bad.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-07-21

Give this to anyone new to Bitcoin/Crypto

This books takes the Bitcoin Standard and simplifies it even further into an easy to understand, funny yet extremely digestible book.

It helps explain in layman’s terms why Bitcoin is important, why it’s not going away and how the future looks bright.

Give this book to anyone who is a bit sceptical on whether to buy Bitcoin and they’ll come out the other side wanting to buy.

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  • Miss A L TAYLOR
  • 11-08-21

An EPIC overview of the WHY behind Bitcoin

My new ‘go to’ recommendation to anyone asking about Bitcoin before they just buy/sell it for the wrong reasons. Not too detailed in the dry matter around economics/history (which totally is necessary to cover) but enough to fully understand the context of what’s brought us to this point and why BTC is the perfect solution to move the world and humanity forward.

Teeny tiny critique/disappointment in hearing Jason narrate this himself because he’s so animated and hilarious! Great to hear a female voice but in this instance, would have loved to have heard the author himself :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-21

mind = blown

This is a great read for anyone concerned about the future of money. Less formal and more practical than The Bitcoin Standard.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-17-21

Mindboggling.

Most amazing listen, couldn't stop just went on and on regardless of two toddlers full play day.