"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""
Descripción del producto
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.