Easy Money

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Full Title: Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud

Author: Ben McKenzie

Published: 2023

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Amazon Notes

In Easy Money, McKenzie enlists the help of journalist Jacob Silverman for a caper and exposé that points in shock to the climactic final days of cryptocurrency now upon us. Weaving together stories of average traders and victims, colorful crypto “visionaries,” Hollywood’s biggest true believers, anti-crypto whistleblowers, and government agents searching for solutions at the precipice of a major crash, Easy Money is an on-the-ground look at a perfect storm of 2008 Housing Bubble-level irresponsibility and criminal fraud potentially ten times more devastating than Bernie Madoff.

Submitter’s Notes

I have often been doubtful of the crypto industry and anything associated with it..  When this book came along I decided to read it and I am glad I did.

Ben McKenzie does an excellent job of disecting the world of crypto, its fraudsters, scams, and all associated ills.  If you have any interest in finance or crypto then I cannot recommend anything better.  It is easy reading or listening.

I find that crypto advocates quickly dismiss the work, but you do not have to be a rocket scientist to see a fraud.  A great book and well worth the time.

My only criticism would be that two or three times he interjected his personal political leanings into the story, and they are not needed.  This is a great piece of work without any politics.

The series is readily available from many sources including Amazon.