• EB81 – Nathaniel Popper: Digital Gold – The Inside Story Of Bitcoin
  • 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 a British anarchist, 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

  • Listening Length: 10 hours and 49 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • Audible.com Release Date: May 19, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00UVY508W

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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