Book Launch Party – DIGITAL CASH by Finn Brunton

June 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Internet Archive
300 Funston Avenue San Francisco
CA 94118 USA

Please join us for the launch of DIGITAL CASH: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency. Programming will begin at 6:30p in the Internet Archive’s Great Room, followed by a reception and book signing. Books will be available for sale onsite.

In DIGITAL CASH (publishing June 25, 2019), Finn Brunton reveals how, since the 1920s, technological utopians and political radicals have turned to experimental money as they key to realizing their visions for the future: protecting privacy, bringing down governments, preparing for apocalypse, and launching a civilization of innovation and abundance that would make its creators immortal. This incredible story of the pioneers of cryptocurrency takes us from autonomous zones on the high seas to the world’s most valuable dump, from bank runs to idea coupons, from time travelers in a San Francisco bar to the pattern securing every twenty-dollar bill, and from marketplaces for dangerous secrets to a tank of frozen heads in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Doors Open: 6:00 PM
In Conversation with Finn Brunton: 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Reception: 7:45 – 9:00 PM

Light refreshments will be served. Finn Brunton’s book will also be available for purchase and signing during the reception.

About the Author

Finn Brunton ( is the author of Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (2013) and Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Technologists, and Utopians Who Created Cryptocurrency (2019), and the co-author of Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest (2015) and Communication (2019). He teaches in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.


The Internet Archive is located within 1-2 blocks of the following MUNI lines: 1 California, 2 Clement, 28 19th Ave and 38 Geary. There is also a paid parking lot at the Ross Dress-for-Less on Geary @ 16th ave.

Street parking in the neighborhood surrounding the Archive is free after 6pm. Please allow some additional time to find parking.