Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All

Written by:
Matthew Leising
Narrated by:
Chris Henry Coffey

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2020
10 hours 16 minutes
Discover how $55 million in cryptocurrency vanished in one of the most bizarre thefts in history

Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All tells the astonishing tale of the disappearance of $55 million worth of the cryptocurrency ether in June 2016. It also chronicles the creation of the Ethereum blockchain from the mind of inventor Vitalik
Buterin to the ragtag group of people he assembled around him to build the second-largest crypto universe after Bitcoin.

Celebrated journalist and author Matthew Leising tells the full story of one of the most incredible chapters in cryptocurrency history. He covers the aftermath of the heist as well, explaining the extreme lengths the victims of the theft and the creators of Ethereum went to in order to try and limit the damage.

The book covers:
• The creation of Ethereum
• An explanation of the nature of blockchain and cryptocurrency
• The activities of a colorful cast of hackers, coders, investors, and thieves

Perfect for anyone with even a passing interest in the world of modern fintech or daring electronic heists, Out of the Ether is a story of genius and greed that’s so incredible you may just choose not to believe it.
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Excellent piece of journalism. I suggest this title for anyone looking to learn the history of modern crypto through the lens of etherium, especially for gaining context of second gen block chains. This would not be a useful book if you’re looking for more technical understanding of eth or blockchain.

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Philip H.

An interesting story that is well read by the narrator. I wanted to learn about Ethereum and wasn't sure if this book would be too technical and boring. I enjoyed the story, think I understand the objectives and the continuing challenges with blockchains.

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Interesting story. Learned some. However, I definitely could put it down and come back to it.....

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