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: 06/04/2017
- Category: Economics
- ISBN: 9781780746586
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