Author: Steven Boykey Sidley
Crypto-cynic? Crypto-curious? If you’ve been wondering about this new world of finance and ownership and whether you should buy into the buzz, then It’s Mine is for you. Written in Steven Boykey Sidley’s accessible, entertaining and informative signature style, this will be the one crypto investment you definitely won’t regret.
“Crypto”, a loose term that means many things to different people, only entered public consciousness within the last five years or so. This is now evident by the volume of public discussion, commentary and analysis spread across every conceivable media outlet.
It’s Mine: How the Crypto Industry is Redefining Ownership digs into the history and concept of “ownership”, which ecosystems nurture it, and where we are now.
Filled with anecdotes, observations and interviews. The book takes an entertaining and accessible look at how Bitcoin made its mark, how its technology is being re-purposed to enable a revolution, and (in non-technical terms) how it all works.
It explores how these new crypto “life forms” will interact with the rest of the virtual and physical world while making some very rich and some very poor.
About the Author:
Steven Boykey Sidley is an award-winning and multi-shortlisted author and playwright. He is the author of the novels Entanglement, Stepping Out, Imperfect Solo, Free Association, Leaving Word and the play Shape (co-written with his wife Kate Sidley), as well as the 2022 non-fiction release Beyond Bitcoin: Decentralised Finance and The End of Banks (co-written with Simon Dingle). He is currently a partner at Bridge Capital Future Advisory, in charge of their technology practice, and is an investor in a number of technology and crypto companies. Sidley was appointed to the position of Professor at the University of Johannesburg, Graduate School of Business (JBS) in 2022, to pursue research and teaching in blockchain and 4IR technologies.