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The Little Bitcoin Book: Why Bitcoin Matters for Your Freedom, Finances, and Future

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You’ve probably heard about Bitcoin on the news or heard it being discussed by your friends or colleagues. How come the price keeps changing? Is Bitcoin a good investment? How does it even have value? Why do people keep talking about it like it’s going to change the world?

The Little Bitcoin Book tells the story of what’s wrong with money today, and why Bitcoin was invent
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Kindle Edition, 117 pages
Published August 7th 2019
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Craig
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: econ-finance
The Little Bitcoin Book is intended as a non-technical person’s first introduction to Bitcoin. As far as an outline of Bitcoin itself goes, it provides the barest of bones supplemented by a few assurances about the protocol’s security. Most of the discussion centers around how Bitcoin constitutes an improvement on previous forms of money and what problems Bitcoin attempts to address—namely, centralization, inflation (monetary policy opacity more generally), confiscation risk, surveillance, corru ...more
Luis
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seeing as I'm one of the authors, I think I'm allowed to write a biased, 5-star review.

It was a real honor being able to work on this book with my co-authors and I couldn't be happier with the final outcome. We tried really hard to make the material approachable without necessarily talking down to our readers, who we visualized as "everyone who hasn't tried this stuff yet." Our hope is that this becomes one of the go-to guides that gets passed along whenever someone is curious, but doesn't know
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Christina C
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book to my mom, and she loved it. Finally an easy read for a non-technical person to understand how bitcoin fits into the greater global social-economic picture. Fantastic for anyone who has questions about Bitcoin but doesn't have a lot of time to do reading. Recommended as a breakfast time book to enjoy with your coffee. ...more
Marty Mangold
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book delivers what its title suggests: a quick but thoughtful introduction to Bitcoin -- beyond the pyrotechnics of its price fluctuations to the underlying idea of digital currency, and a calm consideration of currencies that fluctuate, evolve and disappear -- that is, all other currencies we've ever known. I read the Kindle edition. ...more
Martin Brochhaus
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book promises to explain "what is wrong with money today" and to describe "in simple terms what Bitcoin is, how it works, why it's valuable".

I'm happy to say that the book fully delivers on this promise. If you have some friend or relative who expressed interest in Bitcoin and you want to gently nudge them into the right direction, this book is a great (and inexpensive) gift or recommendation.

There is zero knowledge needed in terms of programming, math, economy or history. Every chapter in
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Greg Bostrom
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The title says it, the little book, just a 100 pages with another 15 of appendices. The subtitle further defines what it's about and the book does deliver on the promise. Starts with defining money and it's problems. It defines and describes bitcoin at a high level. And it makes the argument on why bitcoin is important to all our futures. I really enjoyed the book as it was easy to read and was devoid of any fluff. I think its an important book and I'm sending my copy to my nephew. I'm hoping FO ...more
Michael Buhs
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A good read, learned a lot.

I was suprised to find out things that I did not know. I guess I am not Mr. Know-it-all, like I assumed. There were a few things I disagreed with, however, I could see why in the effort to make the book understandable to no-coiners that they did not include some of the more controversal facts about crypto other than Bitcoin. I appreciate the work these people put into make this book and am glad I bought it.
Anuj Sultania
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An excellent introduction to blockchain and bitcoin. The book does a great job at presenting a lot of the complected concepts (economic and technical) in a very easy to digest fashion. This will be my go to recommendation for anyone who wants to get into the world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
Dan V
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Super easy and straight forward. It gives you exactly that first approach you need to start your journey and curiosity about Bitcoin!

Recommend it to your friends!
Mae
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a giveaway done by one of the authors, but I didn't read it immediately.

The recent price increase in Bitcoin told me to STOP PROCRASTINATING, READ THE BOOK AND LEARN ABOUT BITCOIN.

I'm glad I listened.

If you are a complete beginner like me, this book is an excellent introduction to the world of Bitcoin. I particularly like how the authors did not shy away from mentioning the potential problems of Bitcoin.

It was really insightful, and I am on my way to buying my first Bitcoin!
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Claude
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the most enlightening books
Yorgo
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing little book.
Warren Mcpherson
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookchain, ideas
A quick introduction that focuses on one motivation for supporting Bitcoin.
This is a very short book with a focus on the intended social impact of Bitcoin. It looks at human rights and the role bitcoin may play particularly under oppressive governments. The libertarian perspective is distinct, certainly not universally, but does represent a significant community. Several of the sections may seem controversial and I don't think you need to agree with everything in the book to find value in it. I
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Bearbig
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2020
Read the Little Bitcoin book, which is the most understandable book/article about Bitcoin. It shows me the relationship with currency, and how it might change the world. To my surprise, if you think carefully about the current currency, it all based on the abstract concepts since WWII. Before that, we used gold to measure value. Bitcoin could be something more reliable than at least half types of currencies in the world.

I bought a small amount of Bitcoin around a year ago as an experiment. Now i
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Emilie Dye
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Easy to read beginners guide to bitcoin.
Tom TG
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
I admire the authors of this book, so I was disappointed to discover that this "four-day effort" did not even stand up to the time they invested in writing it.

This reads like a rushed attempt at combining the thinking of Davidson and Rees-Mogg's Sovereign Individual with Andreas Antonopoulos's lectures to produce a cake that the authors could stick their names on the top of.

Nothing new here, just plenty of half-finished thoughts.

Probably could have done with paying an editor too; it's littered w
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Andrea Madero
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A very practical and easy to understand beginner’s guide to understanding Bitcoin. A very important read for those who want to stay at the forefront of financial innovations. Bitcoin is promising- there’s a long way to go, but it really has everything to change the world.
Eric Amey
What a perfect first Bitcoin Book to read

The beginning of the book gradually takes you to were the light bulb in your head goes on by the end of book. Don't hesitate buy this book now!!!!!
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