The Internet of Money by Andreas Antonopoulos

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While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin. Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology.

Bitcoin, a technological breakthrough quietly introduced to the world in 2008, is transforming much more than finance. Bitcoin is disrupting antiquated industries to bring financial independence to billions worldwide. In this book, Andreas explains why bitcoin is a financial and technological evolution with potential far exceeding the label “digital currency.”

Andreas goes beyond exploring the technical functioning of the bitcoin network by illuminating bitcoin’s philosophical, social, and historical implications. As the internet has essentially transformed how people around the world interact and has permanently impacted our lives in ways we never could have imagined, bitcoin–the internet of money–is fundamentally changing our approach to solving social, political, and economic problems through decentralized technology.


While many books explain the how of bitcoin, The Internet of Money delves into the why of bitcoin.

Acclaimed information-security expert and author of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines and contextualizes the significance of bitcoin through a series of essays spanning the exhilarating maturation of this technology.

This episode of the On Books Podcast brings you the top highlights from Andreas’s book The Internet of Money. In addition, here are the

Top 5 Bitcoin and Blockchain by Andreas Antonopoulos:

1. Disrupt Conference – What is Bitcoin?

In this short, “TED style” talk, Andreas delivers an introduction to bitcoin for a general non-technical audience.

2. Peer-to-Peer money in a historical context

Money is an ancient technology. In this presentation, Andreas M. Antonopoulos examines the historical context of money as a technology and analyses the inflection points that lead to the most recent innovation of peer-to-peer money.

3. Bitcoin: Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money

A talk about privacy, identity, surveillance, hierarchies and the future of network-centric private and secure money.

4. Innovators, Disruptors, Misfits and Bitcoin

A historical perspective on innovation and the “whitewashing” of the challenges, ridicule and resistance innovators face, from the perspective of bitcoin. Presented at Detroit Maker Faire 2014 by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

5. Bitcoin: Dumb Networks, Innovation and the Festival of the Commons

Talk recorded on January 27th 2015, at the O’Reilly Radar Summit “Bitcoin and the Blockchain” in San Francisco, CA

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