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Cryptoassets

The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
Written by: Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar
Narrated by: Dave Clark
Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The innovative investor's guide to an entirely new asset class - from two experts on the cutting edge

With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was the first cryptoasset, but today there are over 800 and counting, including ether, ripple, litecoin, monero, and more. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world - and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

Cryptoassets gives you all the tools you need:

  • An actionable framework for investigating and valuing cryptoassets
  • Portfolio management techniques to maximize returns while managing risk
  • Historical context and tips to navigate inevitable bubbles and manias
  • Practical guides to exchanges, wallets, capital market vehicles, and ICOs
  • Predictions on how blockchain technology may disrupt current portfolios

In addition to offering smart investment strategies, this authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. The authors define a clear and original cryptoasset taxonomy, composed of cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens, with insights into how each subset is blending technology and markets. You'll find a variety of methods to invest in these assets, whether through global exchanges that trade 24/7 or initial cryptoasset offerings (ICOs). By sequentially building on the concepts of each prior chapter, the book will provide you with a full understanding of the cryptoasset economy and the opportunities that await the innovative investor.

Cryptoassets represent the future of money and markets. This book is your guide to that future.

©2017 Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar (P)2017 McGraw-Hill Education

What the critics say

" Cryptoassets is an outstanding overview of the state of digital currencies and assets. Highly recommended for those who want to understand where finance is going." (Balaji S. Srinivasan, CEO of 21.co and board partner at Andreessen Horowitz)

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Amazing

Thanks for this book. this is one of the smartest books written on cryptocurrency to date.

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Great intro to crypto assets their history!

Definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in Bitcoin, Cryptoassets, and their fast paced history.

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  • Fred R.
  • 2017-12-30

A Key to the a Future

A very difficult subject was dissected by this book. Buy the analog and the digital books and get yourself a highlighter. It’s similar to a college course

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-12-30

Complete detail

This book goes into such detail it’s crazy. I was highly pleased by the amount he went into it. Not just about bitcoin or litecoin but the whole cryptoassests realm. And for someone who travels a lot by vehicle, it was perfect for the road!

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  • JCurtis
  • 2018-01-23

Timely. Well written. Excellently narrated.

as a non investor who got into cryptoassets because of an admiration for the technology and implication for social change, this book was a great introduction to the broad topic of investing in crypto assets. It does not get bogged down in the my new show. It presents a clear structure and Broad understanding of investing in context of cryptoassets. It is a great place to begin if you want to enter the market.

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  • Michael Simonsen
  • 2018-01-12

The actual crypto parts are quite useful.

The book spends a lot of time on basic investing, diversification and history things like the tulip bubble. I suppose that’s fine for establishing the cred of the authors but isn’t really anything new to a typical tech investor.

Also- is it pronounced “dohje” or “dog-e” (doggy). Pronouncing doge so literally always seemed odd to me. Fwiw.

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  • Eric Marcuz
  • 2018-01-06

Need a Bitcoin Entry Point?

This is it! Perfect introduction into the world of crypto assets explained thoroughly will detailed examples if real world crypto assets on the market today.

Contextualized alongside traditional investment vehicles makes this an easy primer for those somewhat familiar with the archaic investment opportunities that have favored the rich and wealthy up to this point. Highly, highly recommend.

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  • Tsuyachan
  • 2017-12-22

A must-read

Recommending to all my friends and family. A thorough history of crypto currency and the blockchain that's easy to understand. Excellent info on where and how to invest in this disruptive new technology and how it will change the future of investing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-12-30

a good read or listen if you have Audible

Fairley high level of detail ...you should be more comfortable with this subject matter after going through this material

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-08-13

Must read for any crypto investor

I enjoyed listening to this book . it's well structed and informative. Hopefully this sort of books will bring the smart money into Crypto market , not the bump and dump minds .

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  • Antonio Smith
  • 2018-08-06

Best book on crypto

This is one of a handful of good books on cryptocurrencies. It will give you a good foundation of the basics and a good summary of the history.

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  • Runner123
  • 2018-07-07

Unbelievably informative

I am a semi-young financial professional who has been fascinated with bitcoin and “cryptoassets” since around 2014. This book is both incredibly informative and easy to understand. If you are looking to truly understand the world of cryptoassets and the potential future distribution, this book is a must read.

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