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Book review: “The internet of money” By by Andreas Antonopoulos

My favorite quotes:

“Bitcoin isn’t a digital currency. It’s a cryptocurrency. It’s a network-centric money. I really like the idea of a network-centric money. A network that allows you to replace trust in institutions, trust in hierarchies, with trust on the network. The network acting as a massively diffuse arbiter of truth, resolving any disagreements about transactions and security in a way where no one has control.”

“There are 2 billion people who have no bank accounts at all. There are another 4 billion people who have very limited access to banking. Banking without international currencies, banking without international markets, banking without liquidity. Bitcoin isn’t about the 1 billion. Bitcoin is all about the other 6 1/2. The people who are currently cut off from international banking. What do you think happens when you suddenly are able to turn a simple text-messaging phone in the middle of a rural area in Nigeria, connected to a solar panel, into a bank terminal?”

“This isn’t about nation-states anymore. This isn’t about who adopts bitcoin first or who adopts cryptocurrencies first, because the internet is adopting cryptocurrencies, and the internet is the world’s largest economy. It is the first transnational economy, and it needs a transnational currency.”

Rate: 8/10

The internet of money

Cryptocurrency is becoming part of our reality. It is still in its early stage of adaptation. Like any new technology, it can be divided to real life application and the actual innovation behind it. I’m part of the crypto community for quite a while. I find it fascinating and challenging. Back in the days, starting to understand what this revolution is all about, was extremely complicated. (I have no relation to computing). after all, as any new extremely innovating. Today, as blockchain is entering every aspect of our lives, it is a great moment for any person to start getting into it. At least understand it better.

In his book Andreas Antonopoulos, manage to do the impossible. In a 123 pages he manage to explain in simple world what is standing behind bitcoin and block chain. He does it in simple worlds, with funny and light analogies that make such a complicated subject look almost to easy to grasp. He have a certain repetitive pattern, which I found a bit exhausting. but I believe that if it is the first time you approach the subject it will be a necessity.
I truly recommend this book to any person that want to learn more about the technology behind bitcoin and the future application it can bring us. For those of you that are already deep into it and did not read it (Which I find hard to believe), This short book can only deepen your understanding and potentially give you a different perspective on the industry.

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The Internet of Money

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Book review: “Zero to One” by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel

My favorite quotes:

“ZERO TO ONE EVERY MOMENT IN BUSINESS happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.”

“In a world of scarce resources, globalization without new technology is unsustainable.”

“In the most dysfunctional organizations, signaling that work is being done becomes a better strategy for career advancement than actually doing work (if this describes your company, you should quit now).”

“CREATIVE MONOPOLY means new products that benefit everybody and sustainable profits for the creator. Competition means no profits for anybody, no meaningful differentiation, and a struggle for survival.”

Rate: 10/10

Book review zero to one

In the current world of business, we evolved to follow a very closed minded set of belief toward success. Those principals preached in schools and universities for decades, has become part of our fundamental way of thinking. Sentences as “Competition is healthy”, ” monopoly’s are bad”, ” if you want to create something new, make a better version of the existing” and “If you are searching for a good investment search for the next Google or Facebook” are all part of the reasons the majority of the businesses of our time fails in the first 3 years.

As a person that is reading a lot of books, I happened to read quite a lot of literature on businesses. Unsurprisingly, the majority of the business, self help, economy and politics book are repeating themselves with small variations. Long ago a Albert Einstein has defined insanity as ” Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. I heard many people saying this sentence still, nobody understand its practice. After a long period of searching, I finally found something different.

This book is a unique and an enlightening peace of work. Peter Thiel and Blake Masters has created one of the most important books ever written for any person that is searching to practice business, innovation, investment and entrepreneurship. The book is written fluently with real world example, that facilitate practicality. On a personal level I will recommend it to any person that is part of the bureaucratic society.

If you are searching to buy this book click on the link below:

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

 

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