Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

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Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

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New York Times E-book Evaluation Editor’s Choice

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR

A New York Times generation and trade reporter charts the dramatic upward thrust of Bitcoin and the interesting personalities who’re striving to create a brand new world cash for the Web age.

Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper’s sensible and engrossing historical past of Bitcoin, the landmark virtual cash and fiscal generation that has spawned an international social motion.

The perception of a brand new foreign money, maintained by means of the computer systems of customers all over the world, has been the butt of many jokes, however that has no longer stopped it from rising right into a generation price billions of bucks, supported by means of the hordes of fans who’ve come to view it as an important new concept for the reason that introduction of the Web. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the possibility of a monetary device unfastened from banks and governments. Greater than only a tech business fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize a few of society’s such a lot elementary establishments.

An bizarre story of team invention, Digital Gold charts the upward thrust of the Bitcoin generation in the course of the eyes of the motion’s colourful primary characters, together with an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese language entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin’s elusive writer, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has ended in untold riches for a few, and jail phrases for others.

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