“Many crypto books look at the space from the perspective of monetary policy or computer science. I try to look at it from the human condition perspective, what crypto stirs within us”
Ethan Lou is the type of journalist you read about and think: he’s why there’ll always be an interest in good journalism. Ethan specializes in investigative and long-form journalism and has worked at both the Toronto Star and Reuters, two top newsrooms in Canada known for their rigorous reporting before becoming an author.
Ethan’s new book Once A Bitcoin Miner is the culmination of his six-year exploration of the cryptocurrency space and has been declared a must-read by The Times. His other book Field Notes from a Pandemic has been named one of CBC’s best Canadian non-fiction for 2020. Ethan continues to cover the cryptocurrency space and other riveting investigative stories as a freelance journalist.
In this episode, Ethan talks about:
Quitting his day job to become an author
His first introduction to Bitcoin
The making of Once A Bitcoin Miner
The Wild West world of cryptocurrency
His trip to North Korea and the subsequent arrest of Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith
Tips on investing in cryptocurrency
His other book Field Notes from a Pandemic
Why the world was unprepared for the pandemic and how our societies are defined by plagues
Ethan Lou: @Ethan_Lou
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