To the moon

A young woman's journey into the world of cryptocurrency

Featured in

  • Published 20190507
  • ISBN: 9781925773620
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

I’D LIKE TO believe that I wasn’t jumping on the bandwagon. But don’t we all tell ourselves little white lies to keep our self-worth intact?

It was November 2017. I was jolted awake by the rousing sound of a deliciously obnoxious four-stroke engine. The alarm clock sound, ‘motorcycle’, blared out of my iPhone’s speakers, an inch from my ear. I smiled sleepily to myself, my petrol-head nostalgia pleasingly sated before I’d even thrown off my doona. Opening my eyes provided a little less joy: still dark outside. The jury remained out on whether my Sudanese-born, Brisbane-raised body would ever become accustomed to the European winter’s apparent allergy to light. Sun – if any would be able to make its way through the dense layer of grey draped over London – wouldn’t make an appearance until well after 8 am. By then, though, it wouldn’t matter much: I would be deep in the throes of my daily cryptocurrency market routine.

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

If you are an educator or student wishing to access content for study purposes please contact us at griffithreview@griffith.edu.au

Share article

More from author

We will never be modern

Non-fictionMy Instagram feed, an information-stream cosplaying as a hyper-relevant town square, has undergone a radical transformation in the past few years. Whereas once that endless deluge teemed with benign yet revealing snapshots of friends moving through the motions and milestones of life – brunches, holidays, weddings and pregnancies – today’s experience is far removed.

More from this edition

Risks and rewards

InterviewGriffith Review 64: The New Disruptors takes a wide-ranging look at the technological upheavals and innovations that define the way we live today. But...

Me, we and them

GR OnlineTHE INTERNET IS driving a digital revolution in which audiences want an emotional connection, a sense of purpose and to be part of a...

Cows come home

GR OnlineMonaLisha Anyone in the Sinkul area? Or knows anyone in the Gorkha unit on NH58? MonaLisha Daym Autocorrect! *Goraksha unit. Plz DM for deets. Steriodsinthegym Whaaa...Gorkha deployment on NH58?...

Stay up to date with the latest, news, articles and special offers from Griffith Review.