One thing that they’re keen to learn more about is the future of cryptocurrency, and in particular, Bitcoin.
The story of the creation of Bitcoin is pretty fascinating, with a cast of weird, wonderful – as well some downright shady – characters.
On this week’s episode, you’ll hear Nathaniel share his insights about the history of Bitcoin, and the process of shaping a book based on so many of those crazy stories.
Listen to this week’s show and learn:
- How much Bitcoin has changed since its inception in 2009. (2:55)
- The biggest struggle that Nathaniel had when telling this story. (7:45)
- How Nathaniel was able to get so much insider information for his book. (11:43)
- The value of the Bitcoin platform outside of the United States. (22:04)
- Why the future of blockchain technology is so promising. (27:15)
Mentioned in the episode:
- The Dynamite Circle
- The DC Podcast
- Nathaniel Popper
- Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper
- Ross Ulbricht
- The Winklevoss Twins
- The Social Network
- The Silk Road
- Charlie Shrem
- Eric Voorhees
- Roger Ver
- Wences Casares
- Solving The Byzantine General’s Problem
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