The Blockchain Economy book

This is a serialised book. The traditional book format – whether digital or paper delivery – works well for history, biography and fiction, but is less well adapted to fast-moving current events. By the time you “go to press” the world has changed. It is like “painting the Forth Bridge”; by the time you get to the end, you need to start all over again at the start.

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 the last 4 decades or so) and the Blockchain Economy which is emerging now. The analysis needs to go a lot deeper than the headlines.

So a weekly series is the chosen format. 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 in the series will be a chapter in the book. In answer to the question “when will you publish?” the appropriate answer is what you hear from the best software engineers = “when it is ready”. This space is evolving super fast and it is critical to have the flexibility of deciding each week what the next chapter will be about. It is probably about 20-30 chapters/posts, but could be more; we will tell you as we get near the end of the Forth Bridge.

These posts will always stay online and will draw in updates and new knowledge via comments, so you can read the book sequentially and then dive into a specific topic online for updates and more depth.

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The book is divided into 3 parts, each with multiple chapters/posts:

Part 1 = Infrastructure

Part 2 = Impact on existing markets

Part 3 = How you can benefit

Part 1 = Infrastructure

Part 1/Chapter 1 = Building The Blockchain Economy Is Hard And Unglamorous Infrastructure Work

Part 1/Chapter 2= Shy XBRL Emerges Blinking Onto The Blockchain Economy Stage To Power Equity 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 IOTA Tangle Or Hashgraph?

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 2 = Impact on existing markets:

Part 2/Chapter 1 = Tigger And Eeyore Debate How Much Impact Blockchain Will Have In The Real World

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

Part 2/Chapter 3 = Bitcoin Will Finally Disrupt The Credit Card Rails

Part 2/Chapter 4 = blockchain bad news for incumbents is 10x price collapse, good news is 10x increase in volume

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