Blockchain: The Next Everything by Stephen P. Williams audiobook

Blockchain: The Next Everything

By Stephen P. Williams
Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

4.31 Hours 03/26/2019 Unabridged
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An experienced tech writer fully explains blockchain technology and how it will radically transform the world as we know it in this reader-friendly, illuminating guide—“a book for the nerd but especially for the rest of us scratching our tech-terrified heads” (Patricia Hampl, author of The Art of the Wasted Day).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 readers 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. In Blockchain: The Next Everything, Williams takes us on a tour through the systems predicted to soon underpin economics, politics, global trade, science, art, and numerous other aspects of our everyday lives. It is a truly extraordinary journey into our future, “a must-read for anyone who wants to understand where the world is headed” (Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions) and “a small miracle: a book about blockchain that helps the rest of us understand what it is” (Ty Montague, author of True Story and Founder of Co:Collective).

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Summary

Summary

An experienced tech writer fully explains blockchain technology and how it will radically transform the world as we know it in this reader-friendly, illuminating guide—“a book for the nerd but especially for the rest of us scratching our tech-terrified heads” (Patricia Hampl, author of The Art of the Wasted Day).

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 readers 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.

In Blockchain: The Next Everything, Williams takes us on a tour through the systems predicted to soon underpin economics, politics, global trade, science, art, and numerous other aspects of our everyday lives. It is a truly extraordinary journey into our future, “a must-read for anyone who wants to understand where the world is headed” (Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions) and “a small miracle: a book about blockchain that helps the rest of us understand what it is” (Ty Montague, author of True Story and Founder of Co:Collective).

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Editorial Reviews

“Williams has created a small miracle—a book about blockchain that helps the rest of us understand what it is, how it works, and what the implications are for the future.” Ty Montague, author of True Story

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Author Bio: Stephen P. Williams

Author Bio: Stephen P. Williams

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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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 4.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English