Read Write Own

Reviews & Commentary

Chris Dixon’s Read Write Own is a must for anyone who wants to better understand the real potential of blockchains and web3 to drive even greater innovation, inspire more imaginative thinking, and ultimately unlock new growth opportunities in the future.
— Bob Iger, CEO, Disney
Read this book to understand a compelling vision of where the internet should go and how to get there.
— Sam Altman, CEO, OpenAI
Chris Dixon has always been someone who sees the future with clarity and practicality.  He does this once again in Read Write Own, making the case for blockchain technology as the fundamental building block of the future and clearly laying out where the internet is going.
— John Donahoe, CEO, Nike
Chris takes on the challenge and succeeds at explaining just how crypto technology is what’s important to our technological future and how we all can benefit, much like we have from the internet. I would encourage all regulators and crypto nay-sayers around the world to read this book.
— Mark Cuban, Shark Tank; Dallas Mavericks
Whether you’re already interested in crypto or just curious about blockchains, web3, and the future of the internet—this is THE definitive book about the industry and beyond.
— Emilie Choi, President and Chief Operating Officer, Coinbase
If you want to read the smartest, sharpest, and most balanced take on how blockchains could revolutionize our world, Chris Dixon's Read Write Own​ is the best place to go
— Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; author, The Great Stagnation, co-author, Modern Principles of Economics
This book changed my mind. It’s a clear manifesto for redeeming the internet, and making it the democratic platform we all want. It’s the best positive case for crypto I’ve seen.
— Kevin Kelly, founding editor Wired; bestselling author of The Inevitable
I love this book: the history, the insights, the optimism. Dixon does a brilliant job of explaining where the internet went wrong, but does an even better job explaining how to make things right. Every page has important arguments about how blockchains can make technology more democratic, just, and trustworthy.
— Nicholas Thompson, CEO, The Atlantic; former editor-in-chief of Wired
This is a pivotal moment for the internet. Chris Dixon's fascinating book offers a refreshing and radical new take at a time when we need fresh thinking more than ever.
— Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder & CEO, Inflection; co-founder, DeepMind; author of New York Times bestseller The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the 21st Century’s Greatest Dilemma
Read Write Own is very much worth reading. The book is not only the most articulate overview of blockchain to date, but it shines as a history of computing and the internet… Read Write Own is likely to become the next standard-bearer for crypto enthusiasts and find a place on computer science and economics syllabi for years to come.
Fortune
We’ll soon be living through the next great chapter in the history of digital technology: the read-write-own era of the internet. Reading Dixon’s book will be the best, most informative, most efficient way to get ready for it… Read Write Own is showing us not just what crypto is, but what it can be.
Blockworks
If people ask me what this crypto thing is all about, I can just point them to this…onboarding manual.
— Balaji Srinivasan, Network State
It provides a functional explanation, real-world examples, and possible future use cases for practically every kind and category of digital asset, structure, and feature...an excellent one-stop introduction to the potential of blockchain for smart, tech-savvy novices.
Unchained
A sharp-edged manifesto for ‘new networks with better architectures’—better because they’re free of corporate control.
Kirkus Reviews
Illuminating . . . Dixon’s detailed discussions add nuance to the oversimplified metaphors often used to describe blockchain . . . a stimulating overview of blockchain’s potential.
Publishers Weekly