How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance

How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance

by Brian Patrick Eha

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780746586
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 1,199,065
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Brian Patrick Eha is a former editor at Entrepreneur and a journalist who has spent nearly five years following the rise of Bitcoin. His work has been published by the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Fortune, CNNMoney, American Banker, Outside, Port, Avaunt, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Money and Liberty 1

Chapter 1 Making Money 11

Chapter 2 Virtual Crack 37

Chapter 3 The Gray Hat 70

Chapter 4 Blood and Vein 83

Chapter 5 A Meeting in Ibiza 111

Chapter 6 Regulation Blues 129

Chapter 7 Bitcoin Never Sleeps 153

Chapter 8 The Billionaire Who Wasn't 178

Chapter 9 Innovation and Its Discontents 213

Chapter 10 Meltdown 245

Chapter 11 The Internet of Money 291

Chapter 12 Death and Taxes 323

Chapter 13 The Plea Deal 350

Chapter 14 Vindication 375

Chapter 15 Hearts and Minds 397

Epilogue: Discipline and Anarchy 427

Acknowledgments 453

Notes 457

Index 475

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"If Brian Patrick Eha can make me, a Luddite dunce, both understand and care about the enigmatic Bitcoin, and if he can also tantalize the novelist in me with a narrative of intellectual daring and primal risk relating to Bitcoin’s rise and fall and rise, then he is some kind of journalistic magician. And so he is, because he did all those things and more. Welcome to a new reality and the monetary future. You’ll never find a better guide."
—Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air and Blood Will Out

David Krakauer

‘Fascinating…This book is like a fiber-optic cable extending into our uncertain economic future.’

CEO of 21.co and board partner at Andreessen Horow Balaji Srinivasan

‘A tremendously entertaining story of the technology, ideology, and personalities behind Bitcoin’s rise. Highly recommended.’

author of Up in the Air and Blood Will Out Walter Kirn

‘If Brian Patrick Eha can make me, a Luddite dunce, both understand and care about the enigmatic Bitcoin, and if he can also tantalize the novelist in me with a narrative of intellectual daring and primal risk…then he is some kind of journalistic magician. And so he is, because he did all those things and more… You’ll never find a better guide.’

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