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Mrrwwaaabbiud Okay I feel better getting that out Ben Mezrich frustrates me His writing reminds me of reading a Hardy Boys novel In fact if you re interested in reading this book go ahead and prepare for the dry cleaned adventures of swell chums Frank and Joe, I mean Tyler and Cameron, as in the infamous Winklevoss twins That s really what this book is about, because I would be kidding to tell you it s actually about Bitcoin whether in upper case Bitcoin or lower case bitcoin The Mrrwwaaabbiud Okay I feel better getting that out Ben Mezrich frustrates me His writing reminds me of reading a Hardy Boys novel In fact if you re interested in reading this book go ahead and prepare for the dry cleaned adventures of swell chums Frank and Joe, I mean Tyler and Cameron, as in the infamous Winklevoss twins That s really what this book is about, because I would be kidding to tell you it s actually about Bitcoin whether in upper case Bitcoin or lower case bitcoin The twins are the heroes here, valiantly pushing for checks and balances in the seedy world of crypto currency and employing their family s values and ethics of hard work and hand shake promises, as rock solid and tidy as when Frank and Joe solve their case and come out winners, every time Give Me A Break If I wanted a PR puff piece about these twins I would seek out a long form piece on Medium Where is the journalism in this research, meaning where is the objectivity Truth is long term these guys could be complete suckers instead of winners because bitcoin has a future that is so risky and so unknown You wouldn t know that reading this book because it is so unbalanced I m still not clear on what BitCoin is I know it s still a bit controversial and I can t afford it This book was well written It made me feel like a fly on the wall for all the of the major events with the Winklevoss twins, and major players I highly recommend as it has made mecurious about this Also, if my mother is asking about it I should probably study up Although, if mommy has enough money to wantinformation maybe I should ask her to buy me some. @Download é Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal and Redemption í Ben Mezrich sbestseller 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 MarkZuckerberg 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 book from the world of bitcoinPlanning 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 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 betFrom 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 tantalizing economic future On November th the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires Here s the story of how they got there as only Ben Mezrich could tell it I did not read Accidental Billionaires before I read this book I honestly had no idea that these books had any relation to one another I picked up the book because I thought that I would learnabout bitcoin and how it works.This book felt like a love letter to the Winklevoss twins and a hate letter to Mark Zuckerberg The first 20 percent of the book was about how Zuckerberg f cked them in the ear I could have done without this whole section of the book It could have simply been Zucke I did not read Accidental Billionaires before I read this book I honestly had no idea that these books had any relation to one another I picked up the book because I thought that I would learnabout bitcoin and how it works.This book felt like a love letter to the Winklevoss twins and a hate letter to Mark Zuckerberg The first 20 percent of the book was about how Zuckerberg f cked them in the ear I could have done without this whole section of the book It could have simply been Zuckerberg paid them off and they chose to invest in bitcoin.I wanted to read this book because I wanted to learnabout what bitcoin actually is and because bitcoin mining is a huge deal in my little part of Washington state In the end, I am not sure that I understand bitcoin muchand why it is so valuable Learning about major players in the crypto currency arena was interesting I think I will be doing somereading So, how many bitcoins did the Winklevii send to Mezrich in exchange for this kiss ass redemption story He did not paint the twins in this manner in The Accidental Billionaires One wonders Anyway, that aside, the writing is good, the story is compelling, but I still can t wrap my head around the purpose of cryptocurrency Bitcoin in particular It just seems like a complex and volatile game of skirting regulations. From the New York Times, bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires the inspiration for The Social Network movie comes the fascinating story of Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.I was aching to read Bitcoin Billionaires, even contacting the publisher directly for a review copy I ve not read Ben Mezrich s previous book Accidental Billionaires, but I watched and loved The Social Network movie and even felt a tad sorry for the privileged, handsome, smart Winklevoss twins I was definitely intr From the New York Times, bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires the inspiration for The Social Network movie comes the fascinating story of Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.I was aching to read Bitcoin Billionaires, even contacting the publisher directly for a review copy I ve not read Ben Mezrich s previous book Accidental Billionaires, but I watched and loved The Social Network movie and even felt a tad sorry for the privileged, handsome, smart Winklevoss twins I was definitely intrigued by what happened and how Zuckerberg played them and won Even though the twins hardly lost with their multi million dollar payout.How disappointed I was when I started reading The overarching story of redemption in Bitcoin Billionaires is not about Tyler and Cameron at all Rather, author Ben Mezrich seems to have published this book as some kind of apology for The Social Network Trying to reverse the way the twins were portrayed as Harvard jocks who rowed well and had fantastic hair The book isn t balanced and was so cringey at times with its fawning prose that I very sadly had to stop reading It almost read like a piece of fan fiction.A great example early on is when Mezrich refers to the twins Olympic rowing prowess Pull, goddam it Pull Every cell in Tyler s body surged as he put his weight against the oar He groaned as his broad shoulders opened like the wings of a bird, his frame stretching into the stroke with near perfect precision Directly in front of him, Cameron moved in parallel, two parts of a coordinated well oiled machine From afar they were a duet of smooth, controlled motion, but up close, inside the carved out, fibreglass shell slicing across the crystal water, it was all sinew and sweat and grime, knots of muscle rising and falling beneath skin bruised and blistered and torn Bitcoin BillionairesSee what I mean It s almost erotic If a movie is made about the Winklevoss twins return to glory with Bitcoin, I will be sure to watch it Their story still intrigues me, however, I was expecting a book balanced in its delivery told through the lens of an experienced biographer rather than that of a teenage crush Or, maybe the twins orchestrated a favourable biography for themselves in the light of the Social Network fallout Who knows Either way, I was sorely disappointed.Bitcoin Billionaires could have been a compelling contemporary human story, but instead was completely lost in the authors delivery A wasted PR opportunity for two incredibly smart, albeit Harvard privileged men who are owning the crypto world They are doing something right, this just wasn t the right way to tell it Meh Being non fiction, I was hoping to learn something, but I didn t The heroes of this story are the Winklevoss twins the rowers who sued Mark Zuckerburg for stealing their idea This story has no like able characters One part amazing, 35 parts filler It had one amazing chapter on the elaborate way they secured the crypto keys to their bitcoin wallet They bought several laptops and a printer as disposable one time use items One laptop to download the Bitcoin software and put the progr Meh Being non fiction, I was hoping to learn something, but I didn t The heroes of this story are the Winklevoss twins the rowers who sued Mark Zuckerburg for stealing their idea This story has no like able characters One part amazing, 35 parts filler It had one amazing chapter on the elaborate way they secured the crypto keys to their bitcoin wallet They bought several laptops and a printer as disposable one time use items One laptop to download the Bitcoin software and put the program on a USB Plug that USB into another laptop that has never and will never be plugged into the internet Wifi Bluetooth cards removed before ever turning it on Then an elaborate process of generating the keys to their bitcoin account Printing them off in fragments onto several pieces of paper Then they destroyed the laptops and printers Finally they flew all over the world hiding the shards of their key in safety deposit boxes all over the world That even IF some heist found them all they wouldn t know how to put them together Every other chapter was filler Filed under the category garbage for me I really enjoyed this book In fact ALL of Ben Mezrich s books I ve read I ve thoroughly enjoyed I always learn so much after reading his books With that said.Bitcoin Billionaires would have been so much better if I could really fully understand Bitcoin and cryptocurrency This is in no way the authors fault This book is not intended to get into the finer points of exactly how cryptocurrency works I think my lack of knowledge in the inner workings of Bitcoin made some parts of this book a I really enjoyed this book In fact ALL of Ben Mezrich s books I ve read I ve thoroughly enjoyed I always learn so much after reading his books With that said.Bitcoin Billionaires would have been so much better if I could really fully understand Bitcoin and cryptocurrency This is in no way the authors fault This book is not intended to get into the finer points of exactly how cryptocurrency works I think my lack of knowledge in the inner workings of Bitcoin made some parts of this book a bit challenging to follow Going into this book I wasn t to keen on the Winklevoss twins The Accidental Billionaire and The Social Network had much to do with this After reading this.I have very favorable opinions of them now They are the do gooders in the world of Bitcoin From the get go the Winklevoss twins were the ones fighting for its legality They wanted to keep it on the right side of the law when others did not This is definitely a redemption story for the Winklevoss twins They were beaten down by Facebook, and seemed to walk away with their tails between their legs although they did receive a large settlement Years later and many thousands of miles from Silicon Valley a chance encounter introduces them to Bitcoin And it is then they realize the new world of cryptocurrency has given them their second chance to be kings 4.25 stars I thought this was a fascinating book Although I have heard quite a bit lately about bitcoins and cryptocurrencies, I really didn t understand any of it and actually had little interest in learning about it However, this story drew me in Not only did it enlighten me about this financial world, its radical new technology and its unusual characters but it presented it in a way that read like griping fiction It s a story that could impact us all and the end isn t in sight yet.I won an advance I thought this was a fascinating book Although I have heard quite a bit lately about bitcoins and cryptocurrencies, I really didn t understand any of it and actually had little interest in learning about it However, this story drew me in Not only did it enlighten me about this financial world, its radical new technology and its unusual characters but it presented it in a way that read like griping fiction It s a story that could impact us all and the end isn t in sight yet.I won an advanced copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway for this honest review Mezrich has clearly drunk the whole pitcher of Bitcoin koolaid This book reads as an infomercial on bitcoin and the Vinklevii so it s interesting if you are a full on convert I am not so I LOLed my way through many parts of the book Also, though Mezrich paints the Vinklevii as super smart and hard working and moral all of that, there was literally no evidence in the book to back up that claim.