Ben Mezrich - Bitcoin Billionaires

Ben Mezrich - Bitcoin Billionaires

Saturday, Nov 02, 2019 8:00 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA)
5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

From the New York Times bestselling author of "The Accidental Billionaires" and "Bringing Down the House" comes the story of the Winklevoss twins' big bet on cryptocurrency and its dazzling pay-off.

Ben Mezrich will be in conversation with Nadia Bilchik, CNN editorial producer and bestselling author, at this 28th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA event.

About the Book

Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller "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 foils to Mark Zuckerberg. "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 bitcoin.

Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money after their fight with Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into an eccentric 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 bet. From 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 26, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here’s the story of how they got there—as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.

About the Author

Ben Mezrich has authored 20 books, with a combined printing of over four million copies, including "Bringing Down the House," which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His book "The Accidental Billionaires" hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. The book was adapted into the movie "The Social Network," nominated for eight Academy Awards and winner of four Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture.