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  • Published: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241180990
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

Digital Gold

The Untold Story Of Bitcoin




The acclaimed, gripping account of the pioneers and mavericks who changed the world of money

Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology, has spawned a global social movement with utopian ambitions. Believers from Beijing to London see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments, and a new global money for the digital age.

With Digital Gold, Nathaniel Popper offers an engrossing account of this new technology, filled with dramatic booms and busts that have led to untold riches for some and prison terms for others. At each turn, Bitcoin has provided a test of how money works, who benefits from it, and what it may look like in the future.

  • Published: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241180990
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for Digital Gold

Lively and thorough... a vivid guide to the characters who met online and built bitcoin

John Gapper, Financial Times

An amazing story... crucial reading for anyone who wants to understand the future

Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators

An elegant, thrilling tour-de-force, the fast-paced action never stops in the ongoing quest to create something the world has never seen before

William D. Cohan, author of House of Cards

A highly readable and informative account of the early years of a technology-cryptocurrency-that may one day turn out to be almost as significant as the internet itself... a tech thriller

John Naughton, Observer

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