Elizabeth Holmes arrived in Silicon Valley with a medical revolution under her arm. He called it “the Edison”: a small black box with the capacity to perform up to 200 tests per minute, all with a single drop of blood. Needles, laboratories and the companies that controlled the material used until now to perform blood tests would become obsolete almost immediately. Like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs or Thomas Edison himself, Holmes tried to tear down and revolutionize an entire industry. What was the trick? It was all a lie. The system was a hoax, a kind of joke in bad taste: what began as one of the 2014 companies with the highest potential – valued at nine billion dollars – was dissolved in bankruptcy after it became known that everything was about a trick to unmask the true nature of Silicon Valley.