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  • Published: 11 July 2024
  • ISBN: 9780753561256
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Crypto Confidential

Winning and Losing Millions in the New Frontier of Finance




A page-turning front-row seat among the dreamers and schemers trying to ride the crypto rollercoaster, by a prominent crypto influencer and authority, for fans of Michael Lewis's LIAR'S POKER, and Zeke Faux's NUMBER GO UP

THE WILD INSIDE STORY OF CRYPTO'S GET-RICH-QUICK UNDERBELLY

Nat Eliason had six months to make as much money as possible before his first child was born.
So, he turned to where countless others did in 2021: crypto.

Within a year, he'd made millions writing code holding hundreds of millions of dollars of other people's money. He'd been hacked. He'd sold a picture of a monkey for two hundred grand. He'd become an influencer, speaking at conferences, and writing a weekly newsletter to tens of thousands of fans. Best of all, Nat had amassed a small fortune. But how much of this money was even real? And how many times can someone double down before they eventually lose everything?

Crypto Confidential is Nat's unfiltered, insider's account of the hyperactive, hyper-speculative, hyper-addictive, nearly unregulated, completely insane world being built on the blockchain. A story of getting rich, going broke, scamming and getting scammed - and how we can all be more educated participants during the inevitable next bull run.

'A great look from the trenches to understand the good and bad of cryptocurrency from the inside out' Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and Inflection AI

  • Published: 11 July 2024
  • ISBN: 9780753561256
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Praise for Crypto Confidential

A riveting insider's account of the cryptocurrency casino. With penetrating wit and hard-boiled wisdom... it's funny, honest, and moving in equal measure - a true triumph

Jimmy Soni, bestselling author of THE FOUNDERS

The perfect way to understand the culture of the crypto craze. Fast-paced and informative, newcomers will be shocked and veterans will feel seen

Eric Jorgenson, author of THE ALMANACK OF NAVAL RAVIKANT

Like Ready Player One and The Social Network, but with an underlying, Liam Neeson 'just trying to protect my family' vibe. And, of course, echoes of Bourdain. It's really f#@*% good

Nathan Baschez, founder of Lex

A great look from the trenches to understand the good and bad of cryptocurrency from the inside out

Reid Hoffman, entrepreneur (PayPal, LinkedIn), partner at Greylock, and host of Masters of Scale

A riveting, personal account of what happens when you get sucked in - for good and bad. I couldn’t put it down

Zoë Schiffer, managing editor of Platformer, author of EXTREMELY HARDCORE

As someone who used to work in crypto, Nat’s book really resonated with me—the search for meaning, the questioning, the wondering if things really can be better . . . and the disappointment when it isn’t. The book is soulful and a beautiful exploration of an industry that should ask more of itself

Kyla Scanlon, financial educator, author of IN THIS ECONOMY?

My only crypto-take is that if you don’t find some of it inspiring, you’re not paying attention, and if you don’t find a lot of it absurd, you’re not paying attention. Nat Eliason brilliantly captures both ends in Crypto Confidential. Every investor should read this book

Morgan Housel, author of THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MONEY and SAME AS EVER

A gripping narrative on the highs, lows, and inner workings of cryptocurrency. Part thriller and part educational, I found it hard to put the book down as I had to know how it all ends

Nick Maggiuilli, author of JUST KEEP BUYING