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Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money Hardcover – Bargain Price, 19 May 2015

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (19 May 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062362496
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062362490
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,128,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Bitcoin is about to transform both finance and how we use the internet, and this fascinating book chronicles its unlikely genesis. Popper has produced a riveting tale filled with colorful innovators that is crucial reading for anyone who wants to understand the future."--Walter Isaacson

"Many believe that Bitcoin is all about the algorithm: that its magnetic personalities are less important than its mathematical principles. "Digital Gold" is deeply-reported disproof of any such theory. Whether Bitcoin succeeds or fails will be due to the actions of the people in this book."--Felix Salmon, senior editor, Fusion

"Nathaniel Popper's new book, "Digital Gold," is as close as you can get to being the definitive account of the history of Bitcoin."--Felix Salmon, Fusion

Nathaniel Popper s new book, "Digital Gold," is as close as you can get to being the definitive account of the history of Bitcoin. --Felix Salmon, Fusion"

So, yes, it s a totally awesome book --Justin Fox, Bloomberg"

Necessary reading --Bethany McLean, "New York Times Book Review""

"Digital Gold" is as strong a narrative achievement as a reporting one --Chris Wilson, "Bookforum""

It s a tale told quickly and well --John Biggs, TechCrunch"

An impressive accomplishment --Tim Fernholz, Quartz"

Bitcoin may be inherently speculative, but "Digital Gold" is a sound investment --Edward Chancellor, "Reuters""

From the Back Cover

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.

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