A book about when Bitcoin’s drive to decentralize met China’s techno-nationalist rise

What I hope you’ll come out of after reading Would Mao Hold Bitcoin:

1- A much better understanding of Bitcoin’s history, some of the more fundamental aspects underpinning Bitcoin’s price, its use as a financial tool that can help protect people’s freedom and privacy, and why that’ll matter more with each passing year.

2- Enough recent Chinese history to understand why China played an unique role in Bitcoin’s growth – and how China’s economic ascent helped shape the world we live in today.

3- You’ll understand that there’s an ongoing war that will affect your freedoms and your wallet when it comes to choosing between state-driven authoritarian technologies, and open-source “freedomtech” like Bitcoin and Nostr.


I’m Roger Huang, the author behind the book

I wrote “Would Mao Hold Bitcoin” because I thought the conflict between China and Bitcoin had characters and themes that would define the 21st century. Through further research, I’ve found that the world’s largest mining pools, Bitcoin exchanges, and buzzwords like “blockchain”, “decentralization” and more will carry real impact for everybody’s wallet and freedoms.