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

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1097 KB
  • Print Length: 421 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (May 19, 2015)
  • Publication Date: May 19, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00P6TZLOU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Good read.

 on May 12, 2018
By Amazon Customer
We’ll researched book with interesting nuggets of information about the evolution of bitcoin and block chain technologies and the philosophy behind them. Good read

After finishing the book I feel like I can at least understand the basic points of …

 on April 30, 2018
By Justin
This was an interesting book. I knew very little about Bitcoin when I bought this book. After finishing the book I feel like I can at least understand the basic points of Bitcoin and have a general grasp in the history behind it.

An insightful and entertaining read…

 on April 22, 2018
By Nick Prodanovic
Best book on Bitcoin to date. Well written and entertaining…discusses the evolution of Bitcoin chronologically and offers an entertaining narrative around the players that contributed to the rise and development of the cryptocurrency

Read the story of very human characters in this remarkable digital revolution, whether it will succeed or not

 on April 21, 2018
By Martijn
2017 was the hottest year so far for cryptocurrencies, with the hype reaching front-pages on a daily basis and flowing into many christmas family dinners. While a book one year old might seem already outdated for cryptocurrency standards, it is instead a fascinating read on the inception and early growth of the distributed digital money called Bitcoin, with the stories of the eccentric characters that made it possible. From the very first emails with Satoshi Nakamoto and the idealistic cypherpunks til the awakening of anonymous marketplaces, Bitcoin entrepreneurs, and regulators trying to grasp this new phenomenon, this coherent history of the first successful cryptocurrency reads like fiction. You won’t find any math in this book (read Satoshi’s paper instead), but you will find the story of very human characters in a remarkable digital revolution, whether it will succeed or not.

Three Stars

 on April 3, 2018
By Rob Field
Written a little off base

My dog ate the first copy, so I ordered …

 on March 30, 2018
By mark sachar
My dog ate the first copy, so I ordered a new one. Gem

A great tour of the origins of Bitcoin!

 on March 18, 2018
By John Belizaire
Bitcoin remains the single most successful “killer” application of the Blockchain. It is not just that it is the genesis of it. If you want understand the inside history complete will all the key characters, this is it.

Great info…not about how it actually works…mainly about the people involved in the early days. Interesting!!

 on March 17, 2018
By 5280ryan
Fascinating info about a fascinating subject that will completely change the world.

Bitcoin history

 on March 17, 2018
By Glitch
Excellent overview of the history of Bitcoin, several ancillary businesses and the people involved. The book does not cover the technical aspects of the infrastructure. Additionally, the author did not go into blockchain at all.

Brilliantly Engrossing

 on March 16, 2018
By OVO
Engagingly written with detailed biographical information on important figures that have impacted Bitcoin over the past decade. Tells the story of the libertarian idealogues that created Bitcoin and then how it has developed wider acceptance but has simultaneously lost some of its allure to the libertarian movement as the financial system and the government have begun to force it to adapt to their precepts.

EB81 – Nathaniel Popper: Digital Gold - The Inside Story Of Bitcoin

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From the mysterious creation story, to the early development among a small group of cypherpunks, to the emergence of the Silk Road, the collapse of MtGox, to the entry of a tidal wave of VC money and the Silicon Valley elite, Bitcoin's short history has been action-packed. It's no surprise that this could make for a riveting story and NY Times journalist Nathaniel Popper's book 'Digital Gold - Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money' is precisely that.

Popper joined us for a conversation about his must-read book about the remarkable story of Bitcoin.

Topics covered included:
- How Nathaniel Popper ended up writing a book about Bitcoin
- Why he chose 'Digital Gold' as a title and some of its different connotations
- Why he chose to focus on the people and stories of Bitcoin rather than the technology
- The story of the Silk Road and how it played such a critical role in the early days of Bitcoin
- How Xapo CEO Wences Casares came to play a crucial role in evangelizing Bitcoin among Silicon Valley's power players
- The rising tension and passing of influence between the old, ideological guard and the newer Silicon Valley crew

Links mentioned in this episode:

- Get 'Digital Gold' on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LxK5im
- Nathaniel Popper's website: http://bit.ly/1HrXUf0
- Can Bitcoin Conquer Argentina article: http://nyti.ms/1RgQYIB
- Decoding the Enigma of Satoshi Nakamoto: http://nyti.ms/1ApjvYv

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