The End of Money : New Scientist Instant Expert

  • by New Scientist
  • Narrated by Mark Elstob
  • Series: New Scientist Instant Expert
  • 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The End of Money is an essential introduction to cryptocurrencies and the blockchain revolution, which has been hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the Internet.
Murder for hire. Drug trafficking. Embezzlement. Money laundering. These might sound like plot lines of a thriller, but they are true stories from the short history of cryptocurrencies - digital currencies conceived by computer hackers and cryptographers that represent a completely new sort of financial transaction that could soon become mainstream.
The most famous - or infamous - cryptocurrency is bitcoin. But look beyond its tarnished reputation and something much shinier emerges. The technology that underlies bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies - the blockchain - is hailed as the greatest advancement since the invention of the Internet. It is now moving away from being the backbone for a digital currency and making inroads into other core concepts of society: identity, ownership and even the rule of law.
The End of Money is your essential introduction to this transformative new technology that has governments, entrepreneurs and forward-thinking people from all walks of life sitting up and taking notice.
New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science - subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious listeners who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.
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Great introduction to the cryptocurrency space

Written in 2017. Timely for mid 2017. But has a shelf life of months as the cryptocurrency space evolves. By the time I read this SegWit had just been implemented on BitCoin.
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Very interesting and simple enough to understand.

Well read and simple enough for me to understand it all. The historical components are great to put thing in a framework that is relevant. very good overall.
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- Mr. S. Kelly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-06-2017
  • Publisher: John Murray Learning