100% roller-coaster ride, Blockland succeeds amazingly in both mythologizing and explaining the current state of the cryptocurrency industry... This is the cryptocurrency book for people who are too cool to read cryptocurrency books. - Cointelegraph
As an industry insider and a social scientist by training, Elias Ahonen "gives an even and unbiased view of the space in a manner that is both easily accessible and utterly charming. There is no papering-over of the darker elements of cryptocurrency."
Elias Ahonen was described as "one of the first Bitcoin historians" by Bitcoin.com for his 2016 Encyclopedia of Physical Bitcoins and Crypto-Currencies. Though he started professional life as an IT analyst and North Korea geopolitical researcher, he found himself in a whimsical seven-year career as an international blockchain consultant and dealer of million-dollar Bitcoin art, the story of which Cointelegraph labelled as perhaps "cryptocurrency's first rock'n'roll biography". His gonzo-style memoir serves as an intimate backdrop to the bigger story.