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21 Lessons: What I've Learned from Falling Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole

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Falling down the Bitcoin rabbit hole is a strange experience. Like many others, I feel like I have learned more in the last couple of years studying Bitcoin than I have during two decades of formal education. The following lessons are a distillation of what I’ve learned. First published as an article series titled “What I’ve Learned From Bitcoin,” what follows can be seen ...more
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Published January 6th 2020
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Martin Brochhaus
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I feel bad rating this book so low because I actually 100% agree with every word written in this book. I believe it is all factually correct, the writing style is very nice, and yet, the book feels a bit like a lazy effort, and most certainly like a giant circle-jerk.

The question is: Who is this book for? I think it is just for the author himself. It is a great effort to sort his own thoughts and reflect on how far he has walked down the Bitcoin rabbit hole. But is it going to be useful for anyo
Sgt. Crypto
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Black Hole, that is bitcoin/Bitcoin.

What I like about this book was it’s comparison to the classic tale of “Alice in Wonderland”. It went deep into the bitcoin Black Hole with each of the 21 lessons, there was history, math, physics, & computer science. It was an education in all those subjects and then some. After reading this I’m still yearning for more information. This book is great for anyone new to the bitcoin space & also the OG’s. If I could give 10 stars, I would because I couldn’t
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fantastic book.
Jun 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: blockchain
Very fast read.
This book is for a beginner who is trying to start getting into Bitcoin. If you have been longer in the Bitcoin space it's hard to find new knowledge here.
The one aspect I'll take away and really like is the idea to view the hashing algorithm and the proof-of-work as a decentralized clock. If people figure out first about Bitcoin they often state, that the mining is a waste of energy. The author argues: Since Bitcoins protocol is a trustless environment you have to find a decent
Decent, though nothing particularly groundbreaking here. The first section felt fairly weak, counterbalanced a bit by the strong technical section at the end. This latter wasn't really enough content to warrant a book, though, and equally good coverage can be found in several other resources. ...more
James C Holloway
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A quick and concise read that gives new and fresh ways to consider the how and why of bitcoin.
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was ok
Too short. Go watch some Youtube videos instead.
Christopher Teeter
Apr 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Quick read - a good, whimsical supplement to other required blockchain and crypto education. ... provides nice repeatable sound bytes and references for further and ongoing study.
Apr 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
I didn't love the forward, but the main text was excellent--full of useful information and observations informed by the author's experiences and perspective. ...more
Tyler Pavkovich
Mar 22, 2021 rated it liked it
Great addition to anyone's blockchain library.

I would put this higher than VOL 3 Internet of Money by Andreas Antonopoulos.
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