An engaging and funny overview of the current state of cryptocurrencies.
The meat of the book is in the discussion of whether “blockchain tech” can be used in the music industry - spoiler: probably not - but there’s plenty of funny anecdotes about whacky Bitcoin hijinks.
This is probably the history the Bitcoin community deserves.
A very enjoyable collection of “longreads” as the kids call it these days, obviously cobbled together from New Yorker pieces. Hessler makes a long road trip to Inner Mongolia, rents a house in a village outside Beijing, and visits a new factory town in southern China. A great portrait of modern China, likely to be outdated now only 10 years after the events portrayed. Recommended.