New to the Cryptocurrency World? Try Digging into Vitalkic Buterin's New Book
For investors, entering into crypto currencies can be overwhelming. The cacophony of voices, not to mention a casino-like visual experience can be off-putting. It takes persistence to cut through the clickbait to understand crypto’s potential. For those preferring more traditional ways of learning, Vitalik Buterin’s new book might be a good option, according to the editors of Coindesk’s MegaReview:
Even after stepping back from journalism, Buterin has continued to guide thinking in the cryptocurrency world through blog posts on an array of topics. Now a selection of Buterin’s posts and related writing have been assembled in a proper book, “Proof of Stake: Making Ethereum and the Philosophy of Blockchains,” released Sept. 27 from Seven Stories Press.
The maturity and nuance of these essays makes them inherently interesting regardless of authorship. But they are important for two added reasons. First, reading essays stretching back as far as 2014 shows just how profoundly Buterin has shaped thinking about crypto: Many concepts and lines of reasoning that are now part of the fabric of crypto theory got their first or most prominent airing in Buterin’s writing.
Second, the body of work in “Proof of Stake” demonstrates the sheer depth and complexity of thought that goes into designing economic and technical systems that are both innovative and sustainable. You might even argue that the intellectual foundations Buterin forged through writing have played a major role in the long-term success of Ethereum.
At Silvermint, we appreciate Buterin’s contribution to the complex and still-developing world of blockchain technology. We look forward to making significant advancements in this space by delivering a network that is fast, secure, and scalable.
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