On October 25 Hollands Diep publishes a book on bitcoin: 'Our Money is Broken'
Our money is broken. For a growing group of people, it is becoming increasingly difficult to build up wealth. They start their careers with a hefty student debt. Houses are unaffordable. There is no longer any interest on savings. They become 'sleeping poor'.
Worldwide, billions of people live under financial censorship and surveillance or high inflation. Their bank accounts are closed because they stand up for minorities or support the opposition. Or they work abroad and pay outrageous fees to send their wages to their families back home.
Bitcoin could be part of the solution.
Bitcoin is a radical new money system that is ideally suited for a future where we do more and more digitally. It is programmable money, an open protocol that anyone can build applications on, similar to the internet protocols we use every day.
We do not guarantee that bitcoin will be a success. In fact, we see all kinds of ways in which it can fail. But we also see ways it can succeed and change the world dramatically.
How? That you will read in this book. A solid introduction to bitcoin without turning it into a whole study.
Brothers Bert and Peter Slagter are well known in the bitcoin world. Their ability to explain complex issues in an understandable way has made them popular with readers, listeners and viewers.