Crypto Shrugged (Bitpats, #1)

Crypto Shrugged (Bitpats, #1)

by J. Lee Porter, Ed Teja

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Overview

Who is Wyatt Osgood?

Emerging technology provides the means to free people, but also to control them in new ways. As nation-states struggle to adapt to battles increasingly fought in a digital arena and across the globe, those who would prefer a borderless world and freedom struggle to assert their right to privacy and distribute their operations as they see fit, free of interference.

In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, Galt's Gulch was a physical place where the best minds could retreat — withdraw their skills and support from a corrupt system. Distributed ledger technologies such as Bitcoin provides a cyberspace that means there is no longer a need for a utopian land to escape to.

In this book, the movers and shakers, the ones who create the technology, the ones who implement it, the John Galts of their age, decide to use it for their own ends. What if they make their transactions invisible? What if they choose their location, their profession, the people they work with based on shared values and merit without any concern for government sanctions or rules?

And what happens when increasingly incompetent and anachronistic governments try to use blockchain to preserve their status? And what happens when their lack of understanding means that  their crypto shrugs?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155539636
Publisher: Nomadic Giant
Publication date: 04/27/2018
Series: Bitpats , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 641 KB

About the Author

J. Lee Porter is a former IT specialist, programmer and data analyst for banking, security, and government agencies. He left the IT world behind on July 4th, 2016, declaring it his personal independence day to travel the world full time in search of inspiration for his writing.

@JLPorterAuthor on Twitter

Ed Teja is a writer a poet, a musician, and boat bum. He writes about the places he knows, and the people who live in the margins of the world. After being friends with tech giants, pirates, fishermen, and a coterie of strange people for many years, he finds the world an amazing place filled with intriguing, if sometimes crazed characters.

@ETeja on Twitter


Ed Teja is a writer a poet, a musician and boat bum. He writes about the places he knows, and the people who live in the margins of the world. After being friends with tech giants, pirates, fisherman, and a coterie of strange people for many years, he finds the world an amazing place filled with intriguing, if sometimes crazed characters.

@ETeja on Twitter

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