Nomadic Giant Explores the Consequences of Crypto Currency

"Crypto Shrugged" by J. Lee Porter & Ed Teja

Nomadic Giant, LLC has released a novel exploring the political and social implications of cryptocurrency.

When Ayn Rand released "Atlas Shrugged" in 1957, the world was at a tipping point. The disruptive force of the industrial revolution had driven technology and social changes at an incredible pace that overwhelmed the traditions and mores of the Western world. Her book looked at the polarization between the creators and the parasites, the ones who developed and used the technology for what they perceived as good, and the ones who used it for control, to obtain increasing power.

According to Ed Teja, one of the authors, "The book (Atlas Shrugged) solved nothing, but provided insights into possibilities as well as an unfortunately prescient look at the future. Today, in 2018, new disruptive forces are at work and once again overwhelming the world in both cultural and economic ways. The internet, and in particular the internet of money-blockchains and cryptocurrencies are precipitating a mad scramble for control. The decentralizing effect of the technology unnerves the powers that be and they strive to control it. Other forces want to use it for their own goals, ranging from the beneficial to malignant."

"In Ayn Rand's time, the key players were industrialists, politicians, bureaucrats, philosophers, and pirates," co-author J. Lee Porter points out. "Exchange programmers for the industrialists, libertarians for pure philosophers (and some of the pirates) and the cast remains much the same."

This, then is the canvas drawn for "Crypto Shrugged." Atlas has long ago disappeared and our world is held aloft by less tangible forces, yet there is still the possibility that amid the chaotic struggle for dominance, they too will shrug. And what happens then?

This is the first book in a series called "Bitpats"; it deals with the changing world, digital nomads as a disruptive (and corrective) force, and the effect that distributed ledger technology is having on the world. Old battles fought in new ways and new battles entirely.

Available from Amazon and most other retail outlets in eBook and paperback.

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