Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire
My Unlikely Escape from Corporate America
At the start of this riveting memoir, Dan Conway is a brash young executive in a vast corporation, slogging his way up the ladder while struggling with depression and an addiction he thought he had defeated long ago. As he begins to realize that the mix of nightmarish bureaucracy and his unruly “flip side” have doomed any chance of success, Dan stumbles upon cryptocurrency, tumbling down the rabbit hole to discover a strange, anarchic, but captivating world. He decides to wager everything—his savings, his marriage, his family, his future—on the fledgling crypto, Ether.
In Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire, readers join Dan on a rollicking, harrowing, frequently hilarious journey, including his: struggle to rise through the corporate ranks; battle with addiction and its aftermath; bid to reinvent himself; efforts to hold his marriage and family together; and the costs–and thrills–of risking it all.
“For Conway, crypto was only partly about the money. It was also about finding liberation and salvation.” –Forbes.com
Dan details in a non-technical and non-preachy way how the idea of blockchain-based decentralization has convinced a generation of dreamers, misfits and gamblers to too often bet more than they can afford to lose. He illustrates how public blockchains like Ethereum could disrupt the nature of work itself in the coming years, upending stultifying centralized corporations in favor of “trust machines” and peer-to-peer cooperation. In the process, readers take a thrilling ride with Dan on a turbocharged adventure through crypto, not knowing if he will make history or lose everything he holds dear.
Available on September 9, 2019 in ebook, print, and audio book formats
"A highly dramatic but lucid introduction to the murky world of cryptocurrency... Conway skillfully combines three intersecting narratives involving his ego-driven, often self-destructive ambition; his cryptocurrency gamble; and the history of cryptocurrency in general. Along the way, the author stirringly describes how, to him, cryptocurrency investment wasn't just a new technological innovation, but rather a way to escape the corporate world that he once set out to conquer."Kirkus Reviews
"Five out of Five Stars. Reading this book was nothing short of thrilling."Manhattan Book Review
"If you want to feel what it’s like being in the middle of a retail-driven crypto bull run, this is it. When it happens next time, you’ll know what to do."Ryan Sean Adams, Managing Director, Mythos
"I couldn't put it down. Dan captures what it felt like to be in crypto for the past few years and I didn't think that was possible. No journalist could have done that. A must read for anyone who wants to learn about this movement and also those of us who lived it and are still processing."Jeremiah (JT) Nichol, Crypto Reddit legend
"A fantastic read. 5/5 stars."San Francisco Book Review
"A business book you can't afford to ignore... For Conway, crypto was only partly about the money. It was also about finding liberation and salvation... 'It turns out.' he says, 'that my entire identity had prepared me for crypto.'"Forbes.com
"Epic. The first great book about crypto."Andrew Keys, Managing Partner, DARMA Capital
"I finished it in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. This book will resonate with anyone who has ever risked everything to chase their dreams."KC Chng, CEO, DIGIX