Virtual Billions: The Genius, the Drug Lord, and the Ivy League Twins Behind the Rise of Bitcoin
Equal parts The Social Network, Sherlock Holmes, and Breaking Bad, this absorbing narrative tells the stories of the reclusive genius who waged a one-man war against the global banking system (and he's winning); the quiet and affable computer geek who, until his arrest, profited handsomely from Silk Road, his online drug superstore; and the multitalented Harvard twins, who made a fortune from an intellectual-property suit against Mark Zuckerberg, and now are the chief promoters of Bitcoin as "the next big thing."
Bitcoin has introduced us to coke-fueled coding gurus, anger-crazed hitmen-hiring millionaires, and canny "Bitcoin miners" avidly adding processing power to their chilly Icelandic server farms to generate millions of dollars every month. Absurd and almost unbelievable stories abound, and sweep the reader along through the living and breathing, passionate and paranoid insiders who made it all happen.
Like "The Big Short" and "Bringing Down the House," Eric Geissinger s "Virtual Billions" tackles a fascinating but elusive subject in this case, Bitcoin and makes it accessible and entertaining. This is a riveting slice of instant historical journalism about the digital currency that exploded onto the scene in 2009 and in just five years was worth $14 billion.RICHARD ROEPER, film critic, radio host, and cohost of "Good Day Chicago " Enthusiastic [Geissinger s] account of Bitcoin s rise is thoughtful and generally precise.... A perceptive early look at the volatile present and seemingly inevitable future of " crypto-currency. "KIRKUS REVIEWS"
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