Nathaniel Popper

Author, "Digital Gold, a history of Bitcoin" – New York Times Reporter
Nathaniel Popper

Nathaniel Popper (born in 1979 in Chevy Chase, Maryland) is a journalist for The New York Times covering finance and technology from San Francisco. He previously worked for the Los Angeles Times, the Forward and Let’s Go Travel Guides. He graduated from Harvard University in 2002 after studying history and literature.
Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money is the only book he has written, but he has published many articles. The book, a history of Bitcoin and virtual currencies, was a finalist for the 2015 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. He first became interested in Bitcoin when he wrote an article that revealed how the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, had amassed a large stockpile of Bitcoins. He then spent much of his time researching the origins of Bitcoin, which led him to write Digital Gold. The book was published in the United States by HarperCollins and in the United Kingdom by Penguin.
While based in New York, Popper was responsible for covering Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. After moving to the Bay Area, he took over responsibility for writing about financial technology firms like Social Finance, Credit Karma and Square, along with continuing coverage of Bitcoin, Ethereum and the blockchain.Popper lives in Oakland with his wife and two sons.