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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 6, February 6, 2022, Article 4

NEW BOOK: BLOCKLAND

Encyclopedia of Physical Bitcoins and Crypto-Currencies author Elias Ahonen has published a new book about cryptocurrency. Another article in this issue notes that he is also serving as an authenticator of physical bitcoins. -Editor

Blockland book cover flat Elias Ahonen was described as one of the first Bitcoin historians by Bitcoin.com for his 2016 Encyclopedia of Physical Bitcoins and Crypto-Currencies. Though he started professional life as an IT analyst and North Korea geopolitical researcher, he found himself in a whimsical seven-year career as an international blockchain consultant and dealer of million-dollar Bitcoin art, the story of which Cointelegraph labelled as perhaps cryptocurrency's first rock'n'roll biography. His gonzo-style memoir serves as an intimate backdrop to the bigger story.

As an industry insider and a social scientist by training, Elias Ahonen gives an even and unbiased view of the space in a manner that is both easily accessible and utterly charming. There is no papering-over of the darker elements of cryptocurrency.

  • The crypto-anarchist philosophical origins of Bitcoin
  • Intertwined stories of 50 digital currencies
  • Tales from the cryptocurrency mining industry
  • How the Dark Web drug dealers gave Bitcoin its wings
  • Billion-dollar heists of digital money
  • The tribal and religious nature of the splintered crypto-culture
  • Bitcoin's civil wars and Ethereum's ideological crisis
  • Account of the making and aftermath of the 2018 ICO bubble
  • Analysis of the global governmental reception of Blockchain
  • How Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), Decentralized Applications (dApps), Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) present a new wave of disruption
  • And much more!

For more information, or to order, see:
https://www.cryptonumist.com/
Blockland: 21 Stories of Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency (https://www.amazon.com/Blockland-Stories-Bitcoin-Blockchain-Cryptocurrency/dp/0995089965/ref=sr_1_1)

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