How money got free : bitcoin and the fight for the future of finance / by Brian Patrick Eha
By: Eha, Brian Patrick.Publisher: London, U.K. : Oneworld, 2017Description: 486 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781780746586.Subject(s): Bitcoin | Money | Currency | Society | EconomicsOnline resources: Read our book review
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Making money -- Virtual crack -- The gray hat -- Blood and vein -- A meeting in Ibiza -- Regulation blues -- Bitcoin never sleeps -- The billionaire who wasn't -- Innovation and its discontents -- Meltdown -- The internet of money -- Death and taxes -- The plea deal -- Vindication -- Hearts and minds.
Regales the story of bitcoin, from its beginnings among cryptographers, hackers, ex-cons and drug dealers to threatening to curtail the importance of digital currency. Reveals how this disruptive technology is changing money and liberty and what that means for our future.