About the author

David Gerard writes the cryptocurrency and blockchain news site Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain. He is the author of the 2017 book Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts and the 2020 book Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money. Until he reinstalled the laptop they were on, he was the proud owner of six Dogecoins. He remains a frequent, if occasionally annoyed, user of Facebook.

As well as being a crypto journalist, David also works as a Unix system administrator, where his job includes keeping track of exciting new technologies, and advising against the bad ones. He has also been an award-winning music journalist, and has blogged about music at Rocknerd.co.uk since 2001. He is a volunteer spokesman for Wikipedia, and for skeptical wiki RationalWiki.org. Originally from Australia, he lives in east London with his spouse Arkady Rose and their child.

Website: www.davidgerard.co.uk

Email: dgerard@gmail.com (best contact method)

Mastodon @davidgerard@circumstances.run

Twitter: @davidgerard

Phone, WhatsApp, Signal: +44 7733 223 584 (please also email)

Book cover artist: Alli Kirkham is a South California artist, illustrator and writer. Her current project is a comic, PunkPuns.

Website: www.punkpuns.com/author

David’s wife, Rose Gerard (Arkady Rose), reviews most of his posts before they go out. They’re vastly improved by a beta reading. Check out Arkady’s music and T-shirts and mugs and prints and stuff!

Book images

Please feel free to use any of these images when writing about me or the books.

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