Ethereum Q&A: Why I’m writing ‘Mastering Ethereum’


Why are you writing 'Mastering Ethereum'? What is the scope of the book? Are you still interested in Bitcoin? I am interested in the application of programmable blockchains to consensus networks that use a virtual machine to resolve the state of smart contracts. This applies to ETH, ETC, Rootstock, and other smart contract-focused blockchains. These systems will probably not have the robust monetary policy, security, decentralisation, or scalability of Bitcoin, but they do open up more potential for research and innovation in the area of smart contracts. I will not limit my learning or intellectual curiosity in order to satisfy a religious-like litmus test. Don't forget who the real enemies are: the totalitarian, fascist, crony, centralised banking systems that cause enormous damage to the world. These questions are from the June monthly Patreon Q&A session, which took place on June 24th 2018. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: RELATED: The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency - Investing in Education instead of Speculation - Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science - Slush17 Panel: Farewell to Centralised Data - Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts On The Future of Money - Smart contract platforms - Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - Altcoins and specialisation - Ether, ICOs, and securities - Unstoppable code - Airdrop coins and privacy implications - Initial coin offerings (ICOs) - The token ICO explosion - ICOs and responsible investment - ICOs and financial regulation - ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation - Scams, gambling, and regulation - ICOs and pyramid schemes - Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA - Scaling and "Satoshi's vision" - "Blockchain, not Bitcoin " - Reflections on the last five years - Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop Website: He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: MASTERING BITCOIN: [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan ( Outro Graphics: Phneep ( Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (