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020   $a9780062362490$q(hardback)
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084   $aBUS090000$aBUS077000$aHIS037080$2bisacsh
049   $aPAUU
100 1 $aPopper, Nathaniel.
245 10$aDigital gold :$bBitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money /$cNathaniel Popper.
250   $aFirst edition.
264  1$aNew York, NY :$bHarper,$c2015.
300   $axv, 398 pages ;$c24 cm
336   $atext$btxt$2rdacontent
337   $aunmediated$bn$2rdamedia
338   $avolume$bnc$2rdacarrier
520   $a"A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age. Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper's brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a global social movement. The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world, has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society's most basic institutions. An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement's colorful central characters, including a British anarchist, an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin's elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others. Digital Gold includes 16 pages of black-and-white photos"--$cProvided by publisher.
504   $aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 367-385) and index.
650  0$aElectronic funds transfers.
650  0$aMoney.
650  0$aCredit.
650  0$aElectronic commerce.
650  7$aBUSINESS & ECONOMICS$xE-Commerce$xGeneral (see also COMPUTERS$xElectronic Commerce)$2bisacsh
650  7$aBUSINESS & ECONOMICS$xCorporate & Business History.$2bisacsh
650  7$aHISTORY$xModern$x21st Century.$2bisacsh
650  7$aCredit.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst00882525
650  7$aElectronic commerce.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst00906906
650  7$aElectronic funds transfers.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst00907204
650  7$aMoney.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst01025265
856 42$3Cover image$uhttp://static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/0/9780062362490.jpg