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

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A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age.

Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper's brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement.

The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society's most basic institutions.

An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement's colorful central characters, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin's elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others.

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An amazing story...that is crucial reading for anyone who wants to understand the future (Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators)

An elegant, thrilling tour-de-force, the fast-paced action never stops in the ongoing quest to create something the world has never seen before (William D. Cohan, author of House of Cards)

Finally, the book so many of us have been waiting for (Adam Davidson, co-founder of NPR's Planet Money)

A very human story...highly entertaining (Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury of the USA)

Paints a vivid portrait of the economics and technology of Bitcoin as well as the people behind it (Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Winner of the John Bates Clark Medal in Economics)

If you want to understand the future of money, read this book (Joshua Davis, author of Spare Parts)

Digital Gold is deeply-reported (Felix Salmon, senior editor, Fusion)

About the Author:

Nathaniel Popper is a reporter at The New York Times. Before joining The Times, he worked at the Los Angeles Times and The Forward. Nathaniel grew up in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Harvard College. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.

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