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Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain

(Abridged Edition) by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Join the technological revolution that's taking the world of finance by storm. Mastering Bitcoin is your guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the knowledge you need to participate in the internet of money. Whether you're building the next killer app, investing in a start-up, or simply curious about the technology, this revised and expanded second edition provides essential detail to get you started.

Bitcoin, the first successful decentralized digital currency, is still in its early stages and yet it's already spawned a multi billion dollar global economy. This economy is open to anyone with the knowledge and passion to participate. Mastering Bitcoin provides the knowledge. You simply supply the passion.

The second edition includes:

  • A broad introduction to bitcoin ideal for non-technical users, investors, and business executives
  • An explanation of the technical foundations of bitcoin and cryptographic currencies for developers, engineers, and software and systems architects
  • Details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles
  • New developments such as Segregated Witness, Payment Channels, and Lightning Network
  • Improved explanations of keys, addresses, and wallets
  • User stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets
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I want a refund, and preferably NOT in bitcoin..

This audiobook is undermined by the narrator.

The concepts related to Bitcoin are difficult enough to understand without the work of a narrator who CANNOT READ TECHNICAL content.

It is excruciating to hear the narrator mispronounce so many words such as "Byzantine", "hierarchical", "integer" and to wait for him to sound out words in the text.

The narrator's delivery is stilted and choppy at best. He breaks up sentences at inappropriate places which makes the content more difficult to understand.

Where was the editor on this one?

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Excellent, Absolutely loved it!

This book is full of interesting ideas, of relevance to a bitcoin novice and expert alike.
Enlightening book, opened my eyes to a technology that's is probable to change our world.
I am very pleased to listen to this audible.
This audio book is important, and both are very clear and straightforward. I've listened to this audio book and I've seen every subject effectively. Thank you for producing a brilliant audio book.

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It’s a technical book with some terms the narrator may not know how to pronounce. But he also pronounces “encompass” as “en-come-paz”, and “rogue” as “roog”. On and on, throughout the book, I had to infer what was actually written.

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Amazing book, terrible performance

the book is amazing in introducing you to a little bit of technology behind Bitcoin, however the narrator clearly struggles with pronunciation of these tech words, very often making mistakes and confusing the listener.
i recommend this audiobook only if you're reading the main book, and using audiobook as a companion to revise

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AMAZING!

This book wqs so independent! it is humbling to know so little! Thank you so much!

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Great audio book with thorough narration

I was really looking for a book to help me understand the ins and outs of Bitcoin and this book did just that. It was so clear and concise. I am now ready to start purchasing my own Bitcoin with a great understanding as to what it is. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that is interested in crypto currency as this book is a great guide to reference. Thanks to the author and the narrator for this amazing audio book!

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Go for the written version

This book is meant to be read and it contains a lot of valuable information. The audio version will not provide the same value as it gets pretty technical and uses a lot of acronyms and formulas.
But the book is a must buy if crypto development is your thing.

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