The Story of Money
& The Rise of Bitcoin

Part history book and part instruction manual, this narrative illustrates the invention and reinvention of money before providing an introduction into why we need Bitcoin, what Bitcoin is, and how you can start using it.

A Word From The Author

This book came about out of the need to explain why we need money and more importantly, why we need Bitcoin now more than ever. Having been an educator and developing curriculum for college aged students all the way down to second graders for a long time, this book was actually born out of wanting to create a high school curriculum to explain these principles. Yet, like many journeys we take in our professional lives, the path changed and led me to write this book before turning it into curriculum and children’s books. 

By writing this book, I was able to expand the narrative to include a story that tells the continuous journey humans have been on to create a form of money that worked for them. As you will see in the book, this was a convoluted path that often led to dead ends, corruption, deceit, and some very creative solutions. This journey has created powerful dynasties, families, and civilizations all to disappear and be reinvented by others who wanted a more just currency or in some cases, a monetary system that favored their own interests even more that what came before them. 

I am excited to share the story of money with you and help people around the world better understand what Bitcoin is and how to use it, but possibly more importantly, why we need Bitcoin.

Deanna Heikkinen
Educator, Writer, and Speaker
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