Andreas Antonopoulos, speaker, educator and author of “Mastering Bitcoin” and “Mastering Ethereum,” dives into the ETH supply debate that raged over the last week. In this episode, he talks about:

  • why the question about the ETH supply is a “silly gotcha”
  • what technical features of the Ethereum blockchain make it less straightforward to calculate the supply of ether
  • how the shift to Ethereum 2.0 and a proof of stake system will affect the value of ETH as money
  • why Bitcoin and Ethereum are not natural competitors and will continue to coexist
  • how macro forces will affect Bitcoin, and whether it will ever be used as a medium of exchange in addition to a store of value
  • whether the full Ethereum 2.0 transition will happen in time to meet DeFi demand
  • why Bitcoin gives Ethereum the freedom to experiment
  • why Bitcoin Cash shows that offering scaling with no community isn’t enough to take market share
  • why he supports diversity and inclusion efforts in the space

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