This book explains how the crypto industry started and evolved, and how everything in crypto is ultimately connected. It shows the players behind the $3trn industry (at its peak) and how billions of dollars were lost. "If you want to understand how everything in crypto is related, and why and when crypto prices move up or down, this book is for you." Praise for CRYPTO TITANS “Fortunes are won and lost when transformations happen. Bitcoin is transforming the entire economy, and there will be many fortunes won and lost. But the drumbeat continues. Technology always shines in the end. Read this book. Great lessons learned.” ― Tim Draper, Founder, Draper Associates “This book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the history of crypto. Markus has done an excellent job covering all the important names and stories that have shaped the crypto industry, consistently hitting the nail on the head with accurate analysis to help readers understand the motivations and personal characteristics. I highly recommend this book to anyone.” ― Jihan Wu, Founder, Bitdeer and Matrixport In this book you'll learn: How each of the four crypto bull markets of 2011, 2013, 2017, and 2021 unfolded, the drivers behind them, and what caused prices to correct violently during bear markets How crypto markets naturally progressed, and how everything is therefore related The players involved, and how they have made money—while others have lost large sums. Understanding these points may help the reader to identify the next crypto bull market. The last 3yrs have been the most instrumental in the development of the market, with the adoption level reaching not only individuals but also asset managers and corporate executives—only for the development to be cataclysmically overshadowed by bankruptcies of multi-billion-dollar crypto lending firms and crypto trading desks. Overview: The 1st of the book describes how Bitcoin started as a peer-to-peer payment system, and how the first crypto bubble was facilitated by onramp payment companies in 2011, which mainly funneled money into the notorious Mt. Gox exchange, eventually leading to investors’ funds being stolen. The 2nd analyzes how China embraced Bitcoin and hailed it as a new form of money, which set off a massive speculative bubble in 2013. The 3rd describes how Ethereum got really started and set off the period of initial coin offerings (ICOs) that would lead to the third bull market in 2017. It also identifies the decisions that caused Tether to become the most important stablecoin. The 4th of the book shows how decentralized finance (DeFi) started, and how the speculative mania that was set off by the COVID stimulus checks would reach its peak. Binance became the largest crypto exchange despite its controversies, and effectively dethroned BitMEX as the most important crypto exchange. The crypto trading firms Alameda Research and Three Arrows Capital also became multi-billion-dollar players in the crypto bull market. The 5th of the book takes a deep dive into the 2022 bear market, exploring how crypto spectacularly crashed from a multi-trillion-dollar valuation and why the implosion of the Terra stablecoin caused $60bn to vanish within a few days. The 6th contemplates the events that led to the implosion of Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange FTX, once valued at $32bn, after a meteoric 4yr rise.
ISBN10 : 9798987779705 , ISBN13 :
Page Number : 427