THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK TO INVESTING IN THE NEXT DIGITAL AGE
"It was inevitable that as technology gradually overtook all other aspects of how we lived the past 100 years, money would be next on the menu. Jake Ryan artfully weaves the narrative that the convergence of new technology and economic cycles has put us at the dawn of a new Age of Autonomy, where individuals leverage technology to become more powerful than institutions-even more powerful than central banks and the state. Decentralized trust-pioneered by bitcoin, expanded by an explosion of blockchain applications-is at the heart of what he sees as a new golden age of individual power and wealth, for those who are brave enough to embrace the future that is already at least partially upon us. This is a solid read that's completely accessible to the complete novice, yet one that rings true to those who have been in the trenches of this evolution for many years."
-Michael Terpin, Founder, Transform Group; Co-founder, BitAngels; Recognized as "top 100 people in blockchain," CoinTelegraph
"Autonomous AI is a brave and forward-looking concept. While we can build autonomous systems already, there are still issues such as trust, fairness, and safety that are not easy to solve. But if we can solve them, perhaps by starting small and expanding, autonomous systems will be essential in the future. In some domains, it will soon be even irresponsible to have a human in the loop. Therefore, it is important to explore conditions and ingredients of autonomy as Jake Ryan is doing in this book. It will help prepare for the future that will provide tremendous advantages if we can do it right."
-Risto Miikkulainen, Professor of Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin; AVP of Evolutionary AI, Cognizant Technology Solutions
"Our society sits at an important confluence of exciting breakthroughs like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and the Internet of Things. By coming together, these technologies will create new ecosystems of business ventures that can function without the need of human intervention or outside assistance. Jake Ryan's work captures how digital assets like cryptocurrencies will serve as the catalyst for interoperability between these new phenomena and spur a wave of economic growth-his book outlines a clear roadmap for investing in this impending future."
-Baxter Hines, author, Digital Finance: Security Tokens and Unlocking the Real Potential of Blockchain
"Jake's work encapsulates how our entire world is shifting from centralized companies and gatekeepers to an autonomous world that moves at the speed of software underpinned by crypto. In this new world, anyone can create a decentralized project with code and incentivize a global community of stakeholders to optimize and enhance the project at speeds traditional companies can only dream of. Jake dives into this new realm and demonstrates why this space can be an attractive investment opportunity."
-Tom Shaughnessy, Co-founder, Delphi Digital; Partner, Delphi Ventures