Find your next favorite audiobook

Become a member today and listen free for 30 days
Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption

Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption

Written by Ben Mezrich

Narrated by Will Damron


Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption

Written by Ben Mezrich

Narrated by Will Damron

ratings:
4.5/5 (109 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Publisher:
Released:
May 21, 2019
ISBN:
9781250219213
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

Description

From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times best-selling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires — the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss' big bet on cryptocurrency and its dazzling pay-off.

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 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.

Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money after their fight with Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into an eccentric 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 realize “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, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26, 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.

Publisher:
Released:
May 21, 2019
ISBN:
9781250219213
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1991. He has published twelve books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network, and Bringing Down the House, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies in twelve languages and became the basis for the Kevin Spacey movie 21. Mezrich has also published the national bestsellers Sex on the Moon, Ugly Americans, Rigged, and Busting Vegas. He lives in Boston.


Related to Bitcoin Billionaires

Related Audiobooks


Reviews

What people think about Bitcoin Billionaires

4.6
109 ratings / 7 Reviews
What did you think?
Rating: 0 out of 5 stars

Reader reviews

  • (5/5)
    Excellent book! Interesting to read all about the twists and turns for the Winklevoss brothers.
  • (4/5)
    Excellent book. If you don't own any Cryptocurrency, you will want to after reading this.
  • (5/5)
    Awesome book especially I’ve come across some people in it back in 2014
  • (5/5)
    Great book and great narrator! I love Ben Mezrich’s writing!! So full of adjectives and so good at painting a scene. My only regret is that with Bitcoin at $61k and change now...i wish I had listened to this book sooner!!!
  • (4/5)
    As usual GREAT STORYTELLING

    I just wanted more investment or tech insight. More a history of what happened

    I skip some portions. But the author is so good I couldn’t just walk away
  • (4/5)
    was hoping to learn a little more about bitcoin, was a decent listen, pretty interesting
  • (5/5)
    Interesting story. Crazy to see sometimes how destiny and opportunities arise. Interesting topic