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Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire

My Unlikely Escape from Corporate America
Narrated by: Dan Conway
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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 "Epic. The first great book about crypto." (Andrew Keys, Managing Partner, DARMA Capital)

"A highly dramatic but lucid introduction to the murky world of
cryptocurrency." (Kirkus Reviews)  

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, listeners join Dan on this 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)

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, listeners take a thrilling ride with Conway on a turbocharged adventure through crypto, not knowing if he will make history or lose everything he holds dear.

©2019 Dan Conway (P)2019 Dan Conway

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Brilliantly funny crypto memoir

Dan’s chronicling of a reluctant Career in Corporate America - set against the backdrop of his desperate pursuit of an improbable Escape - will bring tears of laughter to your eyes.

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What a ride!

Confessions of a crypto millionaire is a fun and entertaining listen, and relatable to many extents.
It captures the essence of the emotional roller-coaster that crypto was in 2017. Looking forward to the part 2 in a few years!

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Riveting page turner

I could not put this book down and read it in one day, which I normally do not do. I found it riveting, relating to several of the author’s experiences, in particular large corporations and how they operate in keeping employee’s pigeon holed and in their place, playing political gamesmanship for survival.

I have been trying to understand the nuances, workings and fundamentals of blockchain and cryptocurrencies and found Daniel’s explanations to be succinct and to the point.

The book is well written: funny, introspective at the same time - I also listened to the audio, after reading the book, which is well narrated by the author.

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Helluva Ride!

Dan Conway's book spoke to me on so many different levels. He had the courage to write what so many think, but won't say. Honest, raw, and suspenseful read! Helluva ride!!!

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Read this before the next bull run

This book exposes an intersection in one man's personal life, professional life, and the most transformative technology this world has faced since the industrial revolution - the Ethereum blockchain.  Dan Conway's quest for a decentralized life is validated by Vitalik Buterin's vision for Ethereum and once Dan makes this connection, the religious rabbit hole experience begins to play out, like it has, and will, for many other early adopters in the blockchain world.  I listened to the audio book and put my life on-hold from the time I started through to the last chapter.  An outstanding read, possibly my favorite ever.

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Crypto - all in and making it work

I knew the ending of this book before I began listening and I was still nervous at times that things would turn out badly .

A good primer for those of us who only have a passing understanding of the world of block chain.

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Bought some more ETH

A little jelly of Dan and his fortunes. I was not smart and lucid enough to get out when ETH was near ~$1000. As of today (12/30/19), ETH has been in a 2+ year bear market and performed significantly worse than BTC during the same time. Last year this time after crashing 85%+, it was trading at ~$155. After an year of being down in the gutter, this year it's managed to go down even more currently sitting at $130. A return of -9% YTD compared to BTC's +88%. Still believe in the tech but don't know if we'll ever see anything like the 2017 bull run ever again. But I still bought some more while reading the book because "high risk high reward". That should tell you how I feel about the book. Good luck and remember to HODL.

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Captivating!

This story is truly a captivating one that encompasses so much of what crypto enthusiasts such as myself believe in, but might be too afraid to say. Well said Dan. It’s always great to hear about the “underdogs” or every day people like you that make it big. To future health & prosperity for you & your family. Cheers!

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  • 10-11-19

This Book Should Be Made Into A Movie

WOW, the story behind this book makes it one of my best ever listened too audio books.

It’s a story most of us can relate to, well apart from finding needle in a haystack investment opportunity.

As my review title says, This Book Should Be Made Into A Movie.

Absolute pleasure to listen to, Five Stars all the way Dan 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Kindest Regards
Gary Woodhead
U.K. 🇬🇧

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  • 09-14-19

Relatable

Engaging and accurate retelling of one of the most incredible periods in crypto. 5 stars.

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  • 09-30-19

Surprisingly funny read!

Not much about Crypto, just a really enjoyable book particularly those in the corporate world.