About the author

David Gerard writes the cryptocurrency and blockchain news site Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain, and is the author of the 2017 book Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts. As well as being a crypto journalist, he 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 is on the board of the RationalMedia Foundation, host of skeptical wiki RationalWiki.org. Originally from Australia, he lives in east London with his spouse Arkady Rose and their daughter. Until he reinstalled the laptop they were on, he was the proud owner of six Dogecoins.

Website: www.davidgerard.co.uk

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

Twitter: @davidgerard

Phone: +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 her beta reading. Check out her T-shirts and mugs and prints and stuff!


Book images

Please feel free to use these when writing about me or the book.



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