14 Oct '13, 10am

Bitcoin fuels author’s first “masterpiece”

Bitcoin fuels author’s first “masterpiece”

“Fat Fred and the case of the multiplying candy tickets” isn’t a book that’s been written yet, but Spencer Hanson thinks you can guess what it would be about. “The kids at the playground realize that trading candy is far easier using a medium of exchange: candy tickets. Fred convinces the other kids at the playground that he’ll fairly enforce all the transactions to make sure there is no fraud, [but] mysteriously the price of candy inches upward, while Fred’s gut inches outward,” Hanson says, discussing what could one day become his first children’s book on alternative currency. For now, Hanson says he’ll put the idea down. Too risky. Though, this seems like an odd statement from someone who quit his dream job at Hewlett Packard, sold his family’s house, moved to Costa Rica and eventually reinvented himself as a self-published author. The father of two’s first children’s b...

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