Nathaniel Popper

Nathaniel Popper is a technology and finance reporter at the New York Times. He is also the author of virtual currencies book *Digital Gold*.


Nathaniel Popper is a business reporter at the New York Times. His focus is on technology and finance, covering fintech firms, blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Before joining the New York Times in 2012, Popper worked as New York business correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, covering Wall Street as it recovered from the financial crisis. He had previously spent seven years as a writer at Jewish newspaper The Forward. His first journalistic role was working as an unpaid intern in Reuter's Berlin bureau.

He has written a book about the history of bitcoin and virtual currencies, titled *Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money*. The book was inspired by the story of the bitcoin-obsessed Winklevoss twins.

Popper is a graduate of Harvard University.

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