Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, Golden Age of Fraud

Actor Ben McKenzie and Jacob Silverman were suspicious of cryptocurrency long before it cratered, and the arrests happened. They extensively document the fraud and criminality. This is a must-read. McKenzie being a well-known actor helped on this because he was able to get interviews with crypto hustlers even when they knew he was anti-crypto. All the recently indicted crypto fraudters are here!


Earlier, also essential, book on crypto scams. A skeptic when few others were.
Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain. David Gerard

The book concludes with:

“Everything to do with cryptocurrencies and blockchains is the domain of fast-talking conmen. If anyone tries to sell you on either, kick them in the nuts and run.”

The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism. David Golumbia

This seminal, important book details how bitcoin was birthed in and is influenced by extremist right-wing libertarian ideology.

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