Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver
Whether you’ve heard of fintech or not, it’s already changing your life. Have you ever Venmoed someone? Do you think about investing in Bitcoin—even though you can’t quite explain what it is? Do you deposit checks using your iPhone? That’s fintech.
The Money Hackers sets out to answer big-picture questions for curious readers and financial junkies alike—what is fintech, why it emerged when it did, and how it will affect our lives in the years to come. These are answered through the compelling stories of the industry’s key players that quickly rose to the top of a now-booming industry and redefined how we think about money.
Daniel P. Simon is a writer, entrepreneur, and financial communications expert. He has been part of the fintech revolution since its inception, advising on some of the biggest brands in the space including Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, and Goldman Sachs. Daniel’s focus on finance and its future led him to become CEO and Co-Founder of Vested, an integrated communications firm where he and his team partner with top financial and fintech companies.
Daniel’s natural curiosity about all things related to finance and his unique viewpoint as an insider in the financial industry have perfectly positioned him to be an authority on the beginnings of the fintech revolutions. He’s been watching the industry since its inception and has chronicled its major events, from the day when Apple launched its App Store, to the Winkelvoss twins becoming key players in the world of Bitcoin and beyond.