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Bitcoin Billionaires

A True Story of Genius, Betrayal and Redemption
Narrated by: Lance C Fuller
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Ben Mezrich's 2009 best seller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding - and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook - and the first great audiobook from the world of bitcoin. 

Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money for fear of alienating Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into a shady character who tells them about a brand-new idea: cryptocurrency. 

Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realise 'crypto' is, in their own words, 'either the next big thing or total bulls--t.' There's nothing left to do but make a bet.  

From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Facebook boardroom, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalising economic future. On November 26th, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there - as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.

©2019 Ben Mezrich (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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  • Lee
  • 24-06-2019

A fascinating story that will help you understand why many people are big believers in bitcoin

This is an inspiring story about the Winklevoss twins, who quickly understood the value of what Satoshi Nakamoto invented in 2008 and bet big that it would change the world. It turns out they were right, and bitcoin is just getting started. The Winklevoss twins have now been involved in two revolutions that have changed the world... Facebook (the social network) and Bitcoin (the internet of money).

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Another cracker from Ben

I hang on the edge of my seat for Ben to release new books.
They never disappoint. I definitely recommend.

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  • Louise
  • 04-06-2019

Great read!!!

Great, insightful book. Respect to the Twins. Respect to Charlie. Crypto is a great space to be in

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  • isaias de la Pena
  • 26-05-2019

Great book

Very good book. Very informative and well researched. Totally recommended to anyone interested on Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies or just finance.

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  • profplums
  • 02-06-2019

Worst Mezrich by some distance

The first 1/2 of this book felt like Mezrich had been threatened by the Winkleboys and so produced the most sycophantic account of them imaginable. Interspersed with this was an interesting account of bitcoin, nothing of any great depth but enough to offset the brown nosing. I was very close to returning this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-06-2019

Great book factually well written

A great book very well written takes you through the thoughts and feelings of the people involved in the bitcoin space 2013
Can’t wait for the movie

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  • T. Fitzpatrick
  • 21-06-2019

Better out there

Book does a decent job of touching on a lot of things but there probably won’t be that much new if you are familiar with a lot of the topics covered. Ok as a starting point but doesn’t have the depth I was hoping for. Narrator a little robotic but you get used to that.

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  • Helmuts Meskonis
  • 16-06-2019

An absolute must read for every crypto enthusiast

Fantastic book with great story, amazing before unknown bitcoin history facts and shows the name of Winkelvoss twins in a totally new light - they deserve everything they have earned! Tx

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  • Kolif
  • 15-06-2019

Good first half.

Liked the bridge from Facebook period to bitcoin period for the Winklevoss twins. Down hill from the time when Charlie Shrem gets in story.