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Publisher's Summary

 "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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Personal story mixed with 1 lucky investment

Summary:
1. Suffered from addiction and low self esteem
2. Tripped over etherium and ETH coin
3. Inherited $100k
4. Obsessed over ETH
5. Bought an insanely irresponsible amount of ETH around $11, including using home equity
6. Checked price a billion times and wrote about it
7. Got insanely lucky when the ETH rocket took off
8. Sold (partially forced by family/advisor) and made millions
8. Overcame addiction and low self esteem

Overall an OK personal story. Excellent narration.

Zero technical detail. Very little explanation of how crypto works. A story of an insanely risky buy at the right time that ended up making a ton of money. And a ton of self-congratulation.

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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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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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Necessary, but vulgar?

My only negative comment about Dan's book is his use of profanity. I don't think that it's necessary. While said profanity may describe and emphasize where he's coming from, it just isn't the best way to communicate such. It's a shortcut device that may turn people away. Those who do stay are rewarded with some wisdom herein.. This is a worthwhile investment of your time, assuming that a little profanity doesn't upset you. I accepted his use of profanity at the start. If you're reading this, you have been warned.

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An honest account of personal wealth transformation

4 of 5 stars.

Dan Conway’s account of the drudgery of corporate life and self-sabotage combined with his self-aware, honest portrayal of personal shortcomings make for a relatable read with a happy ending.

Afflicted with an alter personality that has a life long tendency to self-sabotage, the ultimate irony is this destructive aspect to Conway’s personality possesses the qualities which drive him to take the risks that lead to financial independence. Conway honestly describes himself at his worst, often unlikeable moments, when making bad and good choices that are relatable.

Though the title includes “Crypto”, this could easily describe any other get-rich obsession. This is an absorbing journey for those who want to understand the emotional highs and lows that accompany rapid wealth transformation (gain & loss) and the desire to risk everything to escape the BS politics and soul crushing aspects of the corporate world.

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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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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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Loved this book

An amazing, funny, and relatable experience (without the millionaire part yet). Loved the stories of his corporate jobs, family, risk taking, addictions, luck; it was all so interesting and entertaining. Dan is from the Bay Area and around my age do this story really hit home for me. So glad it worked out the way it did, the alternative outcome would have been brutal. Great book, thank you Dan!

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  • maz21
  • 05-23-21

Interesting Story

I really enjoyed this book. Dan Conway is a very good story teller. This book is not about learning how to invest in Crypto but I still learnt a few valuable things about it.

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  • GOT Fan
  • 03-07-21

One of the best books written by a self made millionaire

I loved this book! The heroes journey is perfect. Dan Conway is honest, brave, broken and imperfect and his story is even better for it. I’ve read a zillion business and “how I made a fortune” books and this one is my favourite. The lessons to learn from the author are all attainable but the real question is even with the knowledge he provides would you have made the same decisions he made at the time? Most books of this genre teach you that success and wealth come from applying yourself consistently and methodically until the results manifest themselves from incremental improvements. This book said the opposite. If you could borrow a million dollars of debt would you put it all on black at the casino so you could make a million dollars? Most sane people wouldn’t. Dan Conway did.

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  • Asfhan Khan
  • 07-13-20

Nonsensical

I disliked the whole context of this book. Boring and mundane.
I would not recommend this book to anyone as this comes across as someone who is self centered and lost...
Why the rating actually I would give it ZERO rating if that was possible. Well this is the closest to ZERO rating.

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  • Ali L-Scott
  • 02-26-20

Awful

This book is poorly written, uninteresting and not informative on Crypto. The prose is childlike and the self indulgence of the writer, whilst honest, makes for a very un entertaining listen.

Buy if you wish but I found it a complete waste of time and money

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • Antonio A.
  • 09-14-19

Relatable

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-21

Unbelievable story

This book definitely doesn’t teach you how to trade or vastly improve your life but the story is so gripping it constantly has you wanting to keep going, this has to be the best audio book I’ve listened to so far and couldn’t recommend it more to anyone with the slightest interest in cryptocurrency. The story is super intriguing and is constantly exciting while also teaching you a thing or two. It makes you review yourself in a way that motivates you to do better and also be careful along the way

10/10 100%

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  • Hugh Porter
  • 11-30-21

Excellent book

This was entertaining and very insightful on the world of crypto and the true struggle of life.
Highly recommend to newbie crypto ppl and anyone that enjoys a tale of risking it all

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-25-21

really boring the first 30 minute

after 30 minutes really motivation
really good story and this is where the new book when I'm listening to this now it 2021

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  • young
  • 07-06-21

not very good value for money but can say it was

interesting ->
Basically the story is about how a guy got lucky. First getting a huge payout from the company he worked for and then putting it into Ether towards the beginning of the greatest giant ponzi scheme in human history. The fact that he cashes out to the USD essentially means it is fundamentally a useless asset. These decentralised tokens like Bitcoin Ether etc are supposed to REPLACE the USD. So if it is meant to REPLACE the USD then no one should convert it to the USD ever. The fact that everyone is just in it for the ride eventually with the objective to convert to USD after making a profit as more suckers come to support the price for the earlier people to cash out, means that it is not doing what is supposed to do. Also I had always suspected there were people who were marketing it, basically it is just a giant marketing of a ponzi scheme similar to other schemes in the past. At least now I have some insights from the man himself on how the marketing was done.

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  • Ben Mohler
  • 08-11-20

Such an EPIC book!

This book was amazing!
Super engaging from start to finish.
I highly recommend this to anyone, whether you have heard of cryptocurrency or not.
Simply brilliant.

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  • Ryan
  • 09-30-19

Surprisingly funny read!

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