Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West

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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Ethan Lou's Field Notes from a Pandemic was named among the CBC's best nonfiction of 2020. Lou has written in publications such as the Guardian and the Washington Post. He is a former Reuters reporter and has served as a visiting journalist at the University of British Columbia. Lou first bought Bitcoin in 2013. He lives in Toronto.

"Lou himself is a rare commodity in that he understands cryptocurrency and knows how to write about it ... This book stands out as a rare example of a readable snapshot of a world we all need to get more informed about." -- The Times
"He delves into these questions using minimal technical jargon, grounding theory with anecdotes ... Lou's book will immediately capture readers' attention with its deep dive." -- Library Journal
"Roller-coaster ride ... Readers interested in an in-the-trenches view of the Bitcoin world will appreciate Lou's willingness to tell all." -- Publishers Weekly
"Once a Bitcoin Miner offers a first-person account on one of the most fascinating periods in tech and finance ... It's a highly entertaining read." -- Camila Russo, author of The Infinite Machine
"[A] fulsome travelogue through the history and politics of pandemics ... a worthwhile read ... [this] thoroughly researched, accessible exposition offers an understanding of how to reduce deaths and mitigate societal damage from pandemics." -- Winnipeg Free Press on Notes from a Pandemic
"Lou's accessible writing about a heavy topic, combined with his fascinating mind and understated humour, leaves the reader wanting more." -- Quill & Quire on Notes from a Pandemic
"Little details and personal touches draw the reader in ... Yet underneath the colour and detail are sharp analyses ... Lou's weaving of analyses with personal anecdotes and introspective observation reads effortlessly." -- Asian Review of Books on Notes from a Pandemic