I would definitely recommend this book if you are looking to figure out what cryptocurrency is, why people have adopted it, and what may come of it in the near future. I was amazed how much it covered in such a short book. It walks you through why people thought cryptocurrency was needed, how it came about, how it works, and why people see value in it. The author focuses on just the essential facts and leaves out all the techy crap that usually turned me away from books like this in the past. – Amazon Reviewer
A Total Beginner’s Guide to the Improbable History
and Possible Future of Cryptocurrencies:
What is a blockchain, a coin, a wallet, a miner?
All of these terms and more are explained within.
A Total Beginner’s Guide to the Improbable History and Possible Future of Cryptocurrencies
Have you been hearing people all around you talking about Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies and wanted to learn more, but are afraid it may be too technical to understand? Or maybe you just do not want to feel like an idiot for asking what cryptocurrency is? Well fear not, this book was written for you! This is a quick and easy to follow guide to all aspects of cryptocurrency. I avoid getting into complex details while providing clear examples and analogies to help the reader digest the information.
In this book I cover the history from which Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies evolved, and where they might go in the future. You will be taken through exactly what cryptocurrency is, and how it is different from fiat or paper currency. I will also explain what blockchain technology is, how it works, and what the various components are. Including coins, wallets, tokens, and smart contracts. You will discover what coin mining is, how it is done, and why. I will even cover the basics of cryptocurrency investment, including how to maintain value in a down market.
By the end of this book, you will probably know more about cryptocurrency than most of the people you hear talking about it. So, if you are ready to dive into the world of cryptocurrency and have been looking for a light read on the subject. Then look no further, this is your book!
About the Author
My name is Dustin Bloomquist, and I was born and raised in Omaha, NE. I attended the University of Nebraska graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration, focusing on risk management. I met my wife Yvonne in 2016, and we soon moved to Jacksonville, FL where we now live with our two children Matthew and Zahrah.
Currently I work as the manager of a team of Power BI developers at one of the largest FinTech companies in the world. My team builds interactive dashboards that provide the key metrics and data insights the executive leadership need to stay at the forefront of our industry.
All my life I have been interested in computers, technology, and finance, with a passion for sharing my knowledge with others. I have always had a wonderful ability to take complex ideas or concepts and break them down into everyday language using analogies to help people understand. This has been extremely useful in my career as business intelligence often involves complex calculations and connections between the data. The ability to not only grasp the complexities, but also easily explain them, has allowed me to speak with programmers and developers just as well as the executive leadership of a company.
I hope my love of teaching and ability to explain things in a simple, easy to follow manner, will help my readers expand their knowledge and grow their curiosity. If you read one of my books and feel I have helped you understand the subject better, please leave me an honest review, I would love to hear about your experience.