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Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper
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it was amazing
bookshelves: economics, innovation, politics

This book reminded me a lot of Hatching Twitter, which I loved. What a story! Mystery, murder, intrigue, and cooperation v Machiavellian strategy as each person associated with Bitcoin did their part to try to create a new global currency. What more could you want?

It is always the case that when new innovations come about, some people with less than good intentions will exploit the innovations to their advantage. I guess the trick is figuring out how to minimize that risk. I am sure we will figure it out in the future, but Bitcoin was one hell of an attempt to change the way things work. Loved it.
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Reading Progress

August 24, 2015 – Shelved
August 24, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
June 7, 2016 – Started Reading
June 8, 2016 –
page 100
24.04% "Reminds me a lot of Hatching Twitter (which I loved). Fast paced, interesting, and often surprising."
June 10, 2016 – Shelved as: economics
June 10, 2016 – Shelved as: innovation
June 10, 2016 – Shelved as: politics
June 10, 2016 – Finished Reading

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