The Bitcoin Big Bang

  • by Brian Kelly
  • Narrated by Eric Pollins
  • 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Get a handle on the digital currency revolution and learn how to get onboard
The Bitcoin Big Bang is a guide to navigating the uncharted territory of digital currency. Written by CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, this book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 to explain how this transformative technology is about to change the world. Digital currency is thrown into perspective against the history of payment systems and its own evolution as readers are invited to explore the ways in which this technology is already changing the way business gets done. Readers gain insight into the mechanisms behind Bitcoin and an expert perspective on digital currency's effect on the future of money and the economic implications of the Bitcoin revolution. In the same way that email changed the way we transfer information, the decentralized Bitcoin network is about to revolutionize the business world, the legal profession, and even the role of the government. The Bitcoin Big Bang dives headfirst into this paradigm shift, allowing readers to:

Explore the origins of digital currency
Learn the history and evolution of payment systems
Discover how the Bitcoin network is facilitating free and instant transfer of value
Understand the mining of Bitcoin and how to invest

The digital currency revolution has implications that spread far beyond the finance industry. Anyone who exchanges payment for goods and services is on the cusp of the next big push in societal evolution, and only an understanding of the technology and a clear knowledge of the systems and behaviors at play can fully prepare us for the changes to come. The Bitcoin Big Bang is the go-to guide, helping those who use money use it better.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Less about the tech, more about the author

What would have made The Bitcoin Big Bang better?

The author incorporates unnecessary narration which really draws the focus from Bitcoin to "his story". In addition, cringeworthy lines like "My fingers trembled as I purchased my first Bitcoin, my breath... etc." coupled with Eric Pollins' emphatic narration makes listening unbearable. The book feels more like a fiction writer's debut novel than an expert's exploration of cutting edge tech. Purchase at your own risk.

What will your next listen be?

The Age of Cryptocurrency - When its finally released for listeners!

What character would you cut from The Bitcoin Big Bang?

The author.

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- James Gale

Very interesting take on the subject

If you could sum up The Bitcoin Big Bang in three words, what would they be?


What does Eric Pollins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Eric adds to the experience of the book, as he complements Kelly's text to contextualise the story as if it were viewed with Kelly's presence on screen; an experience just shy of sound effects, which in fareness Eric mimics as close as humanly possible (without actually coming over as intrusive that is)

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- Eisra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-03-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios