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Includes the name: Saifedean Ammous

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Lebanon
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Palestine

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The Author certainly has a political agenda, which is somewhat contrary to my own liberal views, and he can be a bit condescending, but I think we all need to listen to the ones we don't necessarily agree with to understand where they are coming from. And personally he has made a number of good points, that maybe obvious to someone with an economics background, but weren't to me. Certainly I can't say I agree with all the points being made, and at times he brushes counter arguments aside a bit to easily with arguments such as "... if one would do that they would harm themselves as they have invested in bitcoin ...", which by itself isn't enough. It's not like that stopped counterfeiters from making fake money because it would harm the value of the currency they are duplicating. Overall a good book and highly recommended, and I might have to invest in bitcoin myself… (more)
 
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cloidl | 3 other reviews | May 20, 2022 |
Nice in-depth overview if you're unfamiliar with the ideas behind Bitcoin. I understand why this is the one book to recommend to somebody who wants a well-written summary from a very pro-Bitcoin source.
 
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richardSprague | 3 other reviews | Mar 26, 2022 |
Bitcoin is a more serious manifestation than I expected. I sounded like a Ponzi scheme, but it is real. It may provide a vehicle for a more stable worldwide economy over the long run as the world adapts to the quantum leaps in technology.
 
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cjneary | 3 other reviews | Mar 23, 2021 |
This book does two things well. First, it is solid introduction to Bitcoin, from the perspective of economics, explaining how Bitcoin fits into the history of economic development, drawing parallels to gold and other systems of hard money and contrasts to government-run fiat money. Second, includes some excellent attacks on John Maynard Keynes.
 
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octal | 3 other reviews | Jan 1, 2021 |

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