“Trying to Reinvent Money”: Baruch College to Host Seminar with Author of New Book on Bitcoin

nathaniel popper at baruch college


NEW YORK, NY — October 20, 2015 — The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College, welcomes New York Times Reporter Nathaniel Popper for a discussion on his book Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money on Wednesday, October 28.

The notion of a new digital currency has been the butt of many jokes, but that has not stopped it from growing into a technology worth billions of dollars, supported by the hordes of followers who have come to view it as the most important new idea since the creation of the Internet. Believers from Beijing to Buenos Aires see the potential for a financial system free from banks and governments. More than just a tech industry fad, Bitcoin has threatened to decentralize some of society’s most basic institutions.

An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold charts the rise of the Bitcoin technology through the eyes of the movement’s colorful central characters, including an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, and Bitcoin’s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Already, Bitcoin has led to untold riches for some, and prison terms for others.

Nathaniel Popper is a business reporter at The New York Times. Before joining The Times, he worked at the Los Angeles Times and the Forward. Nathaniel grew up in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Harvard College. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.

Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Click here to register.




WHAT:      Digital Gold: The Inside Story of Bitcoi

WHEN:      Wednesday, October 28, 2015

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE:   Baruch College- Information and Technology Building

151 E. 25th Street

New York, NY 10010

Atrium, Rackow Room and Lounge – Rooms 750 and 760



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.




Kirk Petersen, (646) 660-6124, kirk.petersen@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu

Evelisse Luciano, (646) 660-6134, evelisse.luciano@baruch.cuny.edu