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How Money Got Free : Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance, Hardback Book

How Money Got Free : Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance Hardback


In the space of a few years, Bitcoin has gone from an idea ignored or maligned by almost everyone to an asset with a market cap of more than $12 billion.

Venture capital firms, Goldman Sachs, the New York Stock Exchange, and billionaires such as Richard Branson and Peter Thiel have invested more than $1 billion in companies built on this groundbreaking technology.

Bill Gates has even declared it 'better than currency'. The pioneers of Bitcoin were twenty-first-century outlaws - cryptographers, hackers, Free Staters, ex-cons and drug dealers, teenage futurists and self-taught entrepreneurs - armed with a renegade ideology and a grudge against big government and big banks.

Now those same institutions are threatening to co-opt or curtail the impact of digital currency.

But the pioneers, some of whom have become millionaires themselves, aren't going down without a fight.

Sweeping and provocative, How Money Got Free reveals how this disruptive technology is shaping the debate around competing ideas of money and liberty, and what that means for our future.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Economics
  • ISBN: 9781780746586

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