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Blockchain: The Next Everything

Blockchain: The Next Everything


Blockchain: The Next Everything

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4/5 (78 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
Released:
Mar 26, 2019
ISBN:
9781508284222
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Audiobook

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Description

An experienced tech writer fully explains blockchain technology and how it will radically transform the world as we know it in this accessible, listener-friendly, illuminating guide.

What is blockchain? Why does everyone from tech experts to business moguls to philanthropists believe it is a paradigm-shifting technology, bound to revolutionize society as significantly as the internet? Indeed, why is blockchain touted as "The Next Everything"?

In this deft, fascinating, and easy-to-digest introduction to one of the most important innovations of recent times, Stephen P. Williams answers these questions, revealing how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are just one example among dozens of transformative applications that this relatively new technology makes possible. He interprets the complexity into digestible anecdotes, metaphors, and straightforward descriptions for listeners who don’t know tech and explains all of blockchain’s most important aspects: why this so-called digital ledger is unhackable and unchangeable; how its distributed nature may transfer power from central entities like banks, government, and corporations to ordinary citizens around the world; and what its widespread use will mean for society as a whole.

Taking us on a dazzlingly vivid tour through the systems predicted to soon underpin economics, politics, global trade, science, art, and numerous other aspects of our everyday lives, Blockchain: The Next Everything is a truly extraordinary journey into our future.

Released:
Mar 26, 2019
ISBN:
9781508284222
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Stephen P. Williams is a journalist and author and coauthor of numerous works of nonfiction, including Blockchain: The Next Everything. He has written business and health columns for The New York Times and Newsweek and has contributed regularly to GQ, The Smithsonian, Martha Stewart Living, and other publications. He heads a sustainable fashion startup called Wm. Williams, which uses blockchain technology to manage distributed manufacturing. He lives in New York and has an MBA in Sustainability from Bard College and an MA in Communications from Stanford University. 

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  • (5/5)
    Valuable book. I listened to it and I plan to have a copy in text to use as a reference.
  • (5/5)
    Really loved the book. An easy and fun read on such a complicated but fascinating topic.
  • (5/5)
    Good introduction to blockchain for those looking to see what this is all about. Appreciate the specific use-case examples and potential use-cases the author discusses.
  • (5/5)
    Muy buena visión de las aplicaciones para el blockchain. Interesante perspectiva del futuro
  • (3/5)
    Good overview but initial chapters are a bit too shallow. Would listen only to the last chapter if you're already familiar with block chain
  • (3/5)
    Interesting overview. Worth a listen if you’re a beginner.
  • (5/5)
    An excellent summary of everything you need and want to know about block chains and how they will transform the Internet as we know it.