The Blockchain Economy book

The transition from exchanging content online to exchanging value online changes everything.

Read this book to learn how to prosper in this new economy.

This is a serialised book. The traditional book format is ill-adapted to fast-moving markets. By the time you “go to press” the world has changed. Others have spotted this problem. For example, Andreas Antonopoulos had this to say:

“I wrote a book that answers the question ‘What is Bitcoin?’ It’s 300 pages long, was obsolete the moment it was printed and has to be corrected and updated every three months just to keep up with changes.”

Nor is the daily news cycle or a single blog post appropriate for mega trends such as the segue from the Financialization Economy (which we have had for 40+ years) and the Blockchain Economy which is emerging now. The analysis needs to go a lot deeper than the headlines.

That is why this is a serialised book. Each chapter/post can be read standalone, or you can read them as a series. For convenience, we will publish the series at the end in book format, so you can read on whatever device you want or even on good old fashioned paper. It is like open source – the free version is always available online, but if you want the convenience of delivery you pay a small fee.

Each post is a chapter in the book. These posts will always stay online, so you can read the book sequentially and then dive into a specific topic online for updates and more depth. Note to those who get posts by email. The email version is a snapshot in time and there will be edits to the online and print/ebook versions.

For a quick introduction to why Blockchain is a game-changer, please read permissionless value exchange is the key to the Blockchain Economy.

If you are new to Blockchain, please read the 101 Introduction to Blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto

The book is divided into 5 parts, each with multiple chapters/posts:

Part 1 = How The Blockchain Economy Infrastructure Is Being Built

Part 2 = How The Blockchain Economy Will Impact Existing Markets

Part 3 = Investing In The Blockchain Economy

Part 4 = Creating A New Venture In The Blockchain Economy

Part 5 = Working as a Contractor/Employee In The Blockchain Economy

Part 1 Infrastructure

Part 1/Chapter 1 = The infrastructure for the Blockchain Economy is being built in a 3 layer stack

Part 1/Chapter 2= Shy XBRL Emerges Blinking Onto The Blockchain Economy Stage To Power Security Tokens

Part 1/Chapter 3 =Santa Brings Real Time Settlement To The Blockchain Economy For Equity Tokens Far Faster Than Pundits Expected

Part 1/Chapter 4 = Digital Cooperatives may become the Default Corporate Structure in the Blockchain Economy

Part 1/Chapter 5 =Why The blockchain Economy Wont be Financed by Ye Olde Artisanal VC Funds

Part 1/Chapter 6 = Will The Blockchain Economy Be Powered By Something Totally Different Like a Tangle Or DAG

Part 1/Chapter 7 = Multi Layer Blockchain scaling solutions.

Part 1/Chapter 8 = The Past Present & Future Of Bitcoin Mining

Part 1/Chapter 9 = Some Governments Want To Shut Down Bitcoin But They Don’t Know How

Part 1/Chapter 10 = Why Non State Governance For Bitcoin Ethereum And Other Cryptocurrencies Is So Hard

Part 1/Chapter 11 = Blockchain Economy Is The 1937 Coase Theorem Brought To Life And That Worries Big Corp

Part 1/Chapter 12 = Digital Identity Is The Key To The Blockchain Economy

Part 1/Chapter 13 = The mainstreaming of TOR and SCA may destroy the value proposition of privacy-centric Altcoins

Part 1/Chapter 14 = Proof Of Stake Is More Like Financial Bonds Than Proof Of Work Mining

Part 1/Chapter 15 = Why bitcoin is surprisingly valuable and stable as a chair with only one leg

Part 2  Impact on existing markets:

Part 2/Chapter 1 = Watch Blockchains Creative Destruction 7 Act Play

Part 2/Chapter 2 = Blockchain Bits Of Destruction Hit Wall Street

Part 2/Chapter 3 = Blockchain may finally disrupt payments from Micropayments to Credit Cards to SWIFT

Part 2/Chapter 4 = Blockchain May Disrupt Insurance Before Banking

Part 2/Chapter  5 = How Blockchain Could Finally Enable The Vision Of User Controlled Electronic Health Records

Part 2/Chapter 6 = Blocks Of Disruption Hit The Media Business As Privacy Finally Hits The Front Page In 2018

Part 2/Chapter 7 = Blocks Of Destruction Hit The Supply Chain Business

Part 2/Chapter 8 = Blockchain Smart Contracts Leads To A Near Term Boom But Decimates The Entry Level Legal Jobs On Which The Industry Depends.

Part 2/Chapter 9 = Blockchain Second Killer App Maybe In The Sharing Economy

Part 2/Chapter 10 = Cannabis And Blockchain Are Two Legally Grey Area Markets Getting Together

Part 2/Chapter 11 = Decentralized Marketplaces to beat Amazon = big opportunity Or Cypherpunk Pipedream? 

Part 2/Chapter 12 = 11 other established markets that are facing Blockchain disruption.

Part 2/Chapter 13 = Blockchain Bad News For Incumbents Is 10x Price Collapse, Good News Is 10x Increase In Volume

Part 2/Chapter 14 = Tigger And Eeyore Debate How Much Impact Blockchain Will Have In The Real World

Part 3 Investing in The Blockchain Economy

Part 3/Chapter 1 = Introducing Part 3 Of The Blockchain Economy Serialised Book -Investing In The Blockchain Economy

Part 3/Chapter 2 = Investing in Utility Tokens.

Part 3/Chapter 3 =Investing in Early Stage Equity via Security Tokens (fka Venture Capital). 

Part 3/Chapter 4 = Investing in Asset Backed Tokens.

Part 3/Chapter 5 =Investing in Payment Tokens and Stablecoins (aka new currencies). 

Part 3/Chapter 6 =  Ethical and Philanthropic Investing in the Blockchain Economy. Scheduled for 11 August.

Part 4 = Creating A New Venture In The Blockchain Economy. 

Part 5 = Working in the Blockchain Economy. Scheduled for 25 August.

The book is now complete and in editing. If you would like to be an early reviewer and help shape the final version before it goes on sale, please send an email to bernard at dailyfintech dot com.