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Brian Patrick Eha is a technology reporter for American Banker and the author of How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance, the most comprehensive narrative yet written of the rise and fall and rise of this disruptive technology. The book, his first, has been praised by the editor-in-chief of Wired and described as "a fiber-optic cable extending into our uncertain economic future." Before writing it, Eha was an editor at Entrepreneur and a staff writer at CNNMoney. He has written on business, technology and culture for Fortune, The New Yorker and other publications. His first position with American Banker was that of national banking reporter.

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  • A lie-detector test for resumes

    The furor over new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's inaccurate resume is shining a spotlight on inadequate employee vetting. Thompson, Yahoo’s third CEO in the past year, claimed to have a computer science degree — which he doesn't — along with his actual degree in accounting. If Yahoo, one of the world's largest technology companies, with $1.22 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2012, can be misled, what's to stop your potential hires from lying on their resumes?