Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Bitcoin is one of the most talked about but least understood technological innovations of recent years, and the inner workings of Bitcoin have always been shrouded in mystery. In illuminating this secret world and the eccentric characters that populate it, Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money by Nathaniel Popper (May 19, Harper) provides the first ever narrative-driven account of the dramatic rise of the controversial and volatile new form of currency.
Nathaniel Popper is a reporter at The New York Times, where he has covered the intersections between Wall Street and Silicon Valley. Before joining the Times, he worked at the Los Angeles Times and the Forward. Popper grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Harvard College. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.