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: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop

The Lion and the Shark: Divergent Evolution in Cryptocurrency – https://youtu.be/d0x6CtD8iq4
Investing in Education instead of Speculation – https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE
Ethereum, ICOs, and Rocket Science – https://youtu.be/OWI5-AVndgk
Slush17 Panel: Farewell to Centralised Data – https://youtu.be/ul0aGzF-v5c
Blockchain vs. Bullshit: Thoughts On The Future of Money – https://youtu.be/SMEOKDVXlUo
Smart contract platforms – https://youtu.be/XU8Bc5oxneE
Impact of smart contracts on law and accounting – https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc
Altcoins and specialisation – https://youtu.be/b_Yhr8h6xnA
Ether, ICOs, and securities – https://youtu.be/guBNLSsnAiA
Unstoppable code – https://youtu.be/AQx3E3F8Kz4
Airdrop coins and privacy implications – https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) – https://youtu.be/Q5R8KuxV4A0
The token ICO explosion – https://youtu.be/vdaW8NtJXuQ
ICOs and responsible investment – https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg
ICOs and financial regulation – https://youtu.be/Plu_WX3Gs8E
ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation – https://youtu.be/yfjgcI8xX3A
Scams, gambling, and regulation – https://youtu.be/fTI88YrN1UE
ICOs and pyramid schemes – https://youtu.be/8HYWWP1QU7Q
Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and IOTA – https://youtu.be/lfgMnbb5JeM
Scaling and “Satoshi’s vision” – https://youtu.be/Ub2LoTcYV54
“Blockchain, not Bitcoin ” – https://youtu.be/r2f0HlaRdgo
Reflections on the last five years – https://youtu.be/NoCi64uaFT0

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.

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

[NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

MASTERING BITCOIN: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Bitcoin-Unlocking-Digital-Cryptocurrencies/dp/1449374042

[NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388

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