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Host Rich Goldberg is joined by author Ben Mezrich whose books include Bitcoin Billionaires, The Accidental Billionaires (which was the basis for the film The Social Network), and “The Antisocial Network: The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders That Brought Wall Street to Its Knees.” He talks about getting to know Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, his research on the early days of Bitcoin investing, his recent drops of NFTs and why he believes NFTs are the future for authors and filmmakers.
Ben Mezrich has authored twenty-four books – major international and New York Times bestsellers, with well over ten million copies sold. The genre he’s created – cinematic and unique true stories of young geniuses battling their way through the grey area between right and wrong, and succeeding at all costs – includes the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which was adapted into the hit motion picture 21. The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal was adapted into the hit movie THE SOCIAL NETWORK, which was nominated for eight Oscars, winning three including Best Adapted Screenplay, and won Golden Globes for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Score. Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin share a prestigious Scripter Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as well. Mezrich is the only non-fiction author to have two adaptations open #1 at the box office. Mezrich’s latest book, The Antisocial Network, was an international bestseller and is being made into a motion picture. Currently, Mezrich is also a writer and consulting producer for the tv show Billions.
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