Acid, Bitcoin mining and a bad trip to North Korea

Acid, Bitcoin mining and a bad trip to North Korea
Acid, Bitcoin mining and a bad trip to North Korea

Ethan Lou is a journalist turned Bitcoin miner turned two-time author whose latest book, Once a Bitcoin Miner: Scandal and Turmoil in the Cryptocurrency Wild West, is a modern western recount a gloomy millennials rebirth in the wild west of crypto complete with scammers, party drugs and a North Korean crypto conference.

Want to go to a crypto conference in North Korea in April? is not a common question, but was asked of me by Lou in early 2019.

The room in which Virgil Griffith spoke to the North Koreans. (Source: Twitter (NYSE:TWTR))

Journalist in training

One of Lou’s many pictures from the DPRK (Source: Twitter)

Crypto cowboys

A crypto western

The view from a tower block. Virgil called North Korea a “Wes Anderson movie”. (Source: Twitter)

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