Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts

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The origins and history of Bitcoin to the present day, the other cryptocurrencies it spawned including Ethereum, the ICO craze and the 2017 crypto bubble, and the attempts to apply blockchains and smart contracts to business. Plus a case study on blockchains in the music industry. Bitcoin and blockchains are not a technology story, but a psychology story. More
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About David Gerard

David Gerard is a Unix system administrator by day. His job includes keeping track of exciting new technologies and advising against the bad ones. He was previously an award-winning music journalist, and has blogged about music at since 2001. He is a volunteer spokesman for Wikipedia, and is on the board of the RationalMedia Foundation, host of skeptical wiki His website is He lives in east London with his spouse Arkady and their daughter. Until he reinstalled the laptop they were on, he was the proud owner of six Dogecoins.

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Reviews of Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts by David Gerard

rixed reviewed on Aug. 5, 2017

Interesting and entertaining. Accurate in all technical details I am about to check.

Too bad it's not 100% jargon-free though, which may makes it a bit hard at time for non-technical people (for instance you have to know what is DosBOX at some point, despite it's non-essential to the point).
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Daniel Taylor reviewed on Aug. 3, 2017

A cracking good read, very well researched and sourced, and the perfect gift for that person at work who asks you " So, what's the deal with Bitcoin?".
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

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