Book notes: Number go up: inside crypto’s wild rise and staggering fall, by Zeke Faux

The book would be a great, comic obituary of crypto, if only crypto were dead

Number Go Up by Zeke Faux

Zeke Faux, Number go up: inside crypto’s wild rise and staggering fall, W&N, 2023, 304 pages

Number Go Up is an entertaining romp through the craziness of crypto. The author seeks to explain how “the greatest financial mania the world has ever seen” has brought riches to a few and massive losses to many others, while leaving most people wondering what it is all about. The title gives his answer, shorthand for what others might call the greater fool strategy of investing or classic ‘pump and dump’

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