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The Resource Virtual billions : the genius, the drug lord, and the Ivy League twins behind the rise of Bitcoin, Eric Geissinger

Virtual billions : the genius, the drug lord, and the Ivy League twins behind the rise of Bitcoin, Eric Geissinger

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Virtual billions : the genius, the drug lord, and the Ivy League twins behind the rise of Bitcoin
Title
Virtual billions
Title remainder
the genius, the drug lord, and the Ivy League twins behind the rise of Bitcoin
Statement of responsibility
Eric Geissinger
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bitcoin, the digital currency, was introduced in 2009 with little fanfare; five years later, shocking the world, it was worth $14 billion. This book explores the cyber currency by focusing on the remarkable stories and intriguing personalities of those responsible for its sudden success: Satoshi Nakamoto, the reclusive and anonymous genius who created Bitcoin; Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, administrator of the largest and most successful Dark Web drug superstore, using Bitcoin to fuel online sale of drugs, hacking services, counterfeit money, and assassinations; and Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Harvard graduates, successful litigants vs. Facebook, world-class Olympic rowers, and Bitcoin entrepreneurs who own 1 percent of all bitcoins in existence. Equal parts The Social Network, Sherlock Holmes, and Breaking Bad, this absorbing narrative tells the stories of the reclusive genius who waged a one-man war against the global banking system (and he's winning); the quiet and affable computer geek who, until his arrest, profited handsomely from Silk Road, his online drug superstore; and the multitalented Harvard twins, who made a fortune from an intellectual-property suit against Mark Zuckerberg, and now are the chief promoters of Bitcoin as "the next big thing." Bitcoin has introduced us to coke-fueled coding gurus, anger-crazed hitmen-hiring millionaires, and canny "Bitcoin miners" avidly adding processing power to their chilly Icelandic server farms to generate millions of dollars every month. Absurd and almost unbelievable stories abound, and sweep the reader along through the living and breathing, passionate and paranoid insiders who made it all happen"--
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1968-
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Geissinger, Eric
Dewey number
332.1/78
Index
index present
LC call number
HG1710
LC item number
.G45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Electronic funds transfers
  • Bitcoin
  • Electronic commerce
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / E-Commerce / General (see also COMPUTERS / Electronic Commerce)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Money & Monetary Policy
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Virtual billions : the genius, the drug lord, and the Ivy League twins behind the rise of Bitcoin, Eric Geissinger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Spending symbols and buying potatoes -- Satoshi Nakamoto: what he invented -- Satoshi Nakamoto: how Bitcoin works -- Satoshi Nakamoto: a rocket-powered launch -- Ross Ulbricht: into the dark -- Ross Ulbricht: the rise and fall of Silk Road -- The Winklevoss twins: born on third base, hit a double -- The Winklevoss twins: the fog of success -- Conclusion: Incremental progress
Control code
1657834
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781633881440
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016007396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1657834
  • (Sirsi) 1657834
  • (OCoLC)913844905
Label
Virtual billions : the genius, the drug lord, and the Ivy League twins behind the rise of Bitcoin, Eric Geissinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Spending symbols and buying potatoes -- Satoshi Nakamoto: what he invented -- Satoshi Nakamoto: how Bitcoin works -- Satoshi Nakamoto: a rocket-powered launch -- Ross Ulbricht: into the dark -- Ross Ulbricht: the rise and fall of Silk Road -- The Winklevoss twins: born on third base, hit a double -- The Winklevoss twins: the fog of success -- Conclusion: Incremental progress
Control code
1657834
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781633881440
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016007396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1657834
  • (Sirsi) 1657834
  • (OCoLC)913844905

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