The orange Pill

Non-Fiction, Current Affairs

Not just for finance gurus and computer nerds

In The Matrix, the hero has to decide whether to take the blue pill or the red. Blue will make him forget, while red reveals the truth about the world. In the same vein, Bitcoin is known as the orange pill, because it reveals to anyone who deals with it the true power of Wall Street and central banks in our world. Bitcoin promises liberation from this system; it is independent of central authorities like banks and cannot be manipulated by them.
Knowledgeable and passionate, Mangold describes how even he, a literary critic, fell under Bitcoin’s spell and why it is more than just a digital currency – it’s a system of freedom and justice.

  • One of the most exciting topics of the present day, grippingly explained
  • For readers of Graeber ('Bullshit Jobs'), Piketty ('Capital and Ideology'; 'A Brief History of Equality') and Harari ('Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind')
Ijoma Mangold

Ijoma Mangold, born in 1971, is a journalist, literature critic and author. He was literary editor in chief at DIE ZEIT and currently writes for the newspaper as a cultural-political correspondent. During lockdown, he immersed himself in the world of Bitcoin. Since then, he’s been able to see our own world from a different perspective.

The orange Pill

Not just for finance gurus and computer nerds

In The Matrix, the hero has to decide whether to take the blue pill or the red. Blue will make him forget, while red reveals the truth about the world. In the same vein, Bitcoin is known as the orange pill, because it reveals to anyone who deals with it the true power of Wall Street and central banks in our world. Bitcoin promises liberation from this system; it is independent of central authorities like banks and cannot be manipulated by them.
Knowledgeable and passionate, Mangold describes how even he, a literary critic, fell under Bitcoin’s spell and why it is more than just a digital currency – it’s a system of freedom and justice.

  • One of the most exciting topics of the present day, grippingly explained
  • For readers of Graeber ('Bullshit Jobs'), Piketty ('Capital and Ideology'; 'A Brief History of Equality') and Harari ('Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind')
Bibliographic Data
256 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-28312-0
First published 2023