Andreas Antonopoulos, the author of Mastering Bitcoin, has been recently interviewed by ZapChain for the episode 4 of the company’s bitcoin show.
In the video above Antonopoulos talks about the book Mastering Bitcoin and describes why he considers a manual approach to be the best way to expand the digital currency’s popularity.
Andreas Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. As an engaging public speaker, teacher and writer, Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. As an advisor, he helps startups recognize, evaluate, and navigate security and business risks.
According to the publisher’s O’Reilly Media website, Mastering Bitcoin is a guide through the seemingly complex world of bitcoin, providing the requisite knowledge to help one participate in the internet of money.
The book includes a broad introduction to digital currency, an explanation of the technical foundations of digital currency and cryptographic currencies, details of the bitcoin decentralized network, peer-to-peer architecture, transaction lifecycle, and security principles, offshoots of the bitcoin and blockchain inventions, user stories, analogies, examples, and code snippets illustrating key technical concepts.
There is no doubt that the current most debated topic among bitcoin entrepreneurs and enthusiasts is bitcoin price adjustment. Here is Antonopoulos’s view on the case: “Bitcoin will remain, in my opinion, a relentless anomaly that refuses to go away – a black swan that cannot be ignored or extinguished. Bitcoin is at the same stage as the Internet in 1992-1993. At that time, it took UNIX command-line skills to send email. No way near ready for mainstream adoption.”
“Bitcoin has a tremendous ‘network effect’, in my opinion, which may give it an insurmountable early-mover advantage. In technology it is often not the best technology that “wins”, but the one that achieves broad enough adoption and recognition early enough. Good enough beats best if deployed broadly. Bitcoin will remain, in my opinion, a relentless anomaly that refuses to go away – a black swan that cannot be ignored or extinguished,” he mentioned.