Understanding Bitcoin: The Untraceable Digital Currency

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Tyler Winkelvoss and Cameron Winkelvoss attend 'The Social Network' Paris premiere at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on October 3, 2010 in Paris, France

New York Times technology and business reporter Nathaniel Popper discusses the dramatic rise of Bitcoin. Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement’s colorful central characters, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin’s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others.