Bitcoin is not just a currency. It is a pioneering technology worth billions; a new way of understanding finance; a social movement. This is the dramatic story of digital money, the people behind it, the booms and busts it created, and how it will change the future.
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.
Lively and thorough... a vivid guide to the characters who met online and built bitcoin -- John Gapper * Financial Times * An amazing story... 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 A highly readable and informative account of the early years of a technology-cryptocurrency-that may one day turn out to be almost as significant as the internet itself... a tech thriller -- John Naughton * Observer *