Kings of Crypto
A review of

Kings of Crypto

One Startup's Quest to Take Cryptocurrency Out of Silicon Valley and Onto Wall Street

Bitcoin Unraveled

by David Meyer

Journalist Jeff John Roberts sheds some much-needed light on bitcoin via the saga of Coinbase and its founder, Brian Armstrong

Attorney and journalist Jeff John Roberts tells the backstory of how bitcoin has come to dominate financial headlines. He focuses on Coinbase, the exchange that has given the masses easy access to this arcane asset, and on its founder, Brian Armstrong. Roberts’s most impressive achievement is describing cryptocurrencies in an elegant prose that nonexperts can easily grasp.

Fortune named this one of its Best Books of 2020, and Publishers Weekly wrote of it: “Tech writer Roberts debuts with a page-turning account of the rise of [a] cryptocurrency exchange.” Computing Reviews called this “an exciting and accessible path into a new technology and how start-ups develop.”

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