A question from a soon-to-be computer science graduate about career options in open blockchain development. Should a young person go the corporate route or the entrepreneurial route? What benefits and risks do the options entail? Would a “traditional” job still have the lifelong guarantee of security they used to? Being willing to take risks and fail gracefully, like Bitcoin, in the early years of your life by doing work that matters to you.

This question is from the November monthly Patreon session, which took place on November 17th 2018. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop

Measuring Success: Price or Principle – https://youtu.be/mPMsbgWl9p4
Why Open Blockchains Matter – https://youtu.be/uZPIz3ArQww
Decentralised Globalisation – https://youtu.be/QoiR4aNbTOw
Investing in Education instead of Speculation – https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE
Beyond Price: Bitcoin’s Impact on the Future – https://youtu.be/rvwVbRQ5Ysc
Why I’m against ETFs – https://youtu.be/KSv0J4bfBCc
Regulation and the bank boycott – https://youtu.be/8ypH69Cb1l0
Is bitcoin testing governments? – https://youtu.be/UfRGo2LAIpo
Wallet design and mass adoption – https://youtu.be/WbZX6BDZJHc
Mass adoption and peer-to-peer commerce – https://youtu.be/n9qIAEFS-Qs
Scaling strategies and adoption – https://youtu.be/dML1a_Ek9Kw
Price volatility and store of value – https://youtu.be/wzzZT95ijTo
Why I earn bitcoin instead of buying – https://youtu.be/Ci7TyD8jETY
Job opportunities with cryptocurrencies – https://youtu.be/89_p4pDlQtI
Inspiring cryptocurrency projects – https://youtu.be/WW8norCKUbE
From barter to abstract money – https://youtu.be/KYsppZoHguQ
Crossing the chasm of theoretical vs. real need – https://youtu.be/yIR0OBEAaUE
Remittances and smuggling in Venezuela – https://youtu.be/RRXecXfWARw
How long until mainstream adption? – https://youtu.be/y3cKBDBabtA
What is the biggest adoption hurdle? – https://youtu.be/jHgyHF3F2TI
Bitcoin as everyday currency – https://youtu.be/xYvvSV4mjH0
Hyperbitcoinization – https://youtu.be/AB5MU5fXKfo
How to avoid re-creating systems of control – https://youtu.be/EfoGnDoaBL8

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin.

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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.

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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9

Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ

Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) – https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) – https://www.amazon.fr/Linternet-largent-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/2856083390
Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) – https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomika-i-biznes/korporativnye-finansy-bankovskoe-delo/internet-deneg
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Của Tiền Tệ’ (v1) – https://alphabooks.vn/khi-tien-len-mang

MASTERING ETHEREUM (Q4): https://amzn.to/2xdxmlK

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