Bitcoin is one of the most transformative technologies in history, but at the same time it’s dismissed as useless or only seen as a speculative vehicle. Why Cryptocurrencies? will dispel that myth by exploring real use-cases and show how cryptocurrencies are uniquely positioned to revolutionize the way we use money today.
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It’s all too easy to get bogged down with technical details; the high-level concepts are what’s truly important.
The book is beginner-friendly and doesn’t require any prior knowledge.
The focus is on concrete use-cases, instead of the more seductive speculative approach.
There are many more cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin. The focus is on the general cryptocurrency concept and it’s potential, instead of on a single implementation.
This isn’t only about cryptocurrencies. It’s also about money, censorship, our financial system, and the dark secrets that Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden revealed.
Chapters are self-contained, so you can jump around and read the sections you’re interested in.
Anyone who wishes to prepare for the future must learn about cryptocurrencies. This book is an excellent place to start.
This book is a well-written resource that should be easy to understand by everyone. From the flaws of the current financial system to the future implications, you’ll see what a cryptocurrency is and why it’s needed.
Education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world and investing your time reading this book may give you the highest dividends of your life.
Great book. I’ve been recommending it to everyone willing to learn about crypto.
The information is correct and concise. Going with what we saw, quality work has been done.
Very cool! I love the focus on utility instead of just speculation. That is what truly gives cryptocurrencies their value.
This is very good, easy to read and nice illustrations!
Had a skim read of a few chapters. Looks like a great project, very impressive. You seem to have struck a great balance between giving enough information to be of practical help, while still keeping things simple enough that it’s not overwhelming for people new to the space.
Well written based on facts. Really appreciate.
Great book, thanks for writing and making this available to all for free!
I like how you explain the game theory behind it. Incentivising to play by the rules is -in my opinion- the most innovative aspect about blockchains. (as opposed to current financial markets where the incentive to cheat is quite big and only punishable by third actors but not the value of the fraudulent transactions themself)