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Bitcoin. Crypto. Blockchain. Familiar words, but what do they ACTUALLY mean? And why so much hype? What are the big-picture ramifications for the world? Is blockchain, the tech behind Bitcoin, really the most incredible innovation since the Internet? Become the cryptocurrency expert with this FREE AUDIOBOOK PODCAST!

Learn the tech, the history, and the economic theory that underpins it all.

Maxim Beatty is a trained economist & investor, in the crypto community since 2013, building, organising, and educating. Buy the actual book on Amazon paperback & Kindle | amzn.to/2WRHRGg

WTF is Bitcoin?! The Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Guide for Dinner Parties Maxim Beatty

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Bitcoin. Crypto. Blockchain. Familiar words, but what do they ACTUALLY mean? And why so much hype? What are the big-picture ramifications for the world? Is blockchain, the tech behind Bitcoin, really the most incredible innovation since the Internet? Become the cryptocurrency expert with this FREE AUDIOBOOK PODCAST!

Learn the tech, the history, and the economic theory that underpins it all.

Maxim Beatty is a trained economist & investor, in the crypto community since 2013, building, organising, and educating. Buy the actual book on Amazon paperback & Kindle | amzn.to/2WRHRGg

    Bonus | About the Author

    Bonus | About the Author

    Trained as an economist, Maxim Beatty approaches the subject from an aggregate demand Keynesian perspective. He's also a battle-hardened entrepreneur and investor, having founded then managed a successful video marketing agency in Shanghai, China for almost a decade, and been COO for a large ecommerce conglomerate in South East Asia. His real world experiences have fuelled many of his laissez-faire ideas in economics regarding international trade, labour markets and regulation.

    Maxim first encountered blockchain technology in 2013, and stared writing on the subject for business publications. He was one of the organisers of the Shanghai Bitcoin Meetup and an early member of the Manila cryptocurrency community in the Philippines in the dark days of 2015. He also runs cryptocurrency educational workshops in Melbourne, and is currently focussed on developing next generation blockchain-based evidence verification software.

    First and foremost, he is inspired by the potential of blockchain technology, and believes the never-before attempted economic experiment will fundamentally transform the world irreversibly. He is well aware of its imperfections and insists on an even-handed educational approach that doesn't ignore the technology's flaws.

    Email him at mxmbt2@gmail.com or visit wtfisbitcoin.net.

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    • 1 min
    Chapter 18 | To Infinity & Beyond

    Chapter 18 | To Infinity & Beyond

    What does the near and long term future hold for cryptocurrency and blockchain? Have we opened a Pandora's Box from which there is no return? Or is the future brighter in the absence of the government control that facilitates their monopoly on violence?

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    • 14 min
    Chapter 17 | How to Use Cryptocurrency

    Chapter 17 | How to Use Cryptocurrency

    Okay, you now know all the theory and the history of cryptocurrency. How do you go about acquiring it? What should you NOT do? Here are all the nuts and bolts about buying, selling, exchanges and storage.. everything else you'll need to become the cryptocurrency expert.

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    • 14 min
    Chapter 16 | Black Market & Shady Applications

    Chapter 16 | Black Market & Shady Applications

    Although it may result in a Utopia for some gun-toting libertarians, it is important for everyone to recognise the challenges for society and law enforcement that cryptocurrencies and blockchains pose by facilitating unregulated gambling, prediction markets, bribery, illicit finance, and unregulatable social media. We are entering a Brave New World.

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    • 18 min
    Chapter 15 | Data Management Applications

    Chapter 15 | Data Management Applications

    How can blockchains be used in data management? Credential verification, intellectual property management, decentralised data storage and many other areas could all be impacted by the adoption of blockchain data structures.

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    Feel free to support this work by liking, subscribing and leaving a comment on our podcast page, sharing on social media, or making a contribution on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/maximbeatty

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    This work contains the music track RW Smith - Dig Deep that is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license | Source: https://directory.audio/free-music/hip-hop-rap/5933-rw-smith-dig-deep | Author: RW Smith

    • 13 min
    Chapter 14 | Applications for Commerce

    Chapter 14 | Applications for Commerce

    How can businesses use blockchains? Pharmaceuticals, supply chain management, stockmarkets, and real world asset tokenisation are just some of the areas that could benefit from the use of blockchains. Countless projects are already under development or in use.

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    Feel free to support this work by liking, subscribing and leaving a comment on our podcast page, sharing on social media, or making a contribution on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/maximbeatty

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    This work contains the music track RW Smith - Dig Deep that is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license | Source: https://directory.audio/free-music/hip-hop-rap/5933-rw-smith-dig-deep | Author: RW Smith

    • 18 min

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