Camila Russo: The Defiant Laying Bare the Story of Ethereum
Lows two jobs. When did you first hear about a theory? In twenty seventeen Crypto for Bloomberg the first time was when I grow kind of one of the first stories on ICO's for Bloomberg and I remember just like trying to wrap my head around what these things were. It's like Bitcoin, but it's different vigil currencies on Anyone can issue them on. They're on top of the other blockchain cerium and you know I was coming at crypto coverage from. A markets perspective. So I didn't have a lot of technical knowledge about how blockchain's worker crypto were or anything I. I understood the value proposition of bitcoin from having a cover like Argentina land but that was my extent of knowledge of it. So it was like writing that first. ICO. Story was I think when I, I started looking at a theorem for the first time, and then just like as I kept covering the space is for the rest of two thousand seventeen I started to learn more and more about understood. Okay. Syria is team like. But whites valuable. It's because it's it tries to be more flexible than than Bitcoin, and that's why it's easier for people to issue all these different tokens on top of it and so. That's kind of seeing all of this kind of frenzy around ICO's on these tokens on this like millions of dollars worrying in I was like there's something here you know. This kind of decentralized way of raising money and ethereal kind of the platform ebeling this. Back. In January, we interviewed Steve Kokinos and Sylvia mccully of Al and during our conversation, we talked about how unique design makes it easy for developers to build sophisticated applications on their platform. So what's great about Algorithm beyond the fact that it's fast, it's secure it scales and it has instant finality is the fact that they've designed Allaire one protocol with primitives that are purpose built for define. 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What point you do you decide to write a book and then what is the process I mean forget about the process of writing the book. But like what's the process of figuring out what kind of book you WanNa Right because you could have written this book in all I mean it's very. Descriptive account of what happens it's mostly in the third person, you could have written a fiction you know you could have written. First hand account of your interviews what was the process for the creative process? I guess figuring out the of book you wanted to write. For background I always wanted to write a book like that's been kind of a goal of mine forever I got into journalism because I like writing I guess like growing up. One of my favorite books was in cold blood by Truman Capote and I think you know that was the first time I realized while you. You can write about real life like nonfiction in a way that reads like a novel and that to me was really powerful because. To journalism and especially business journalism, which is usually so dry. I found that okay stories can make vs very kind of complex dry concepts come alive if you tell them in the right way and so getting the the example from. Truman capote and then especially Michael Lewis exile. Kate while like this is a really powerful way of speaking about nonfiction and obviously I love fiction it's it's what I personally read the most. I disliked you know if I was ever to write a book, I would want to provided like value to readers by bringing something from the real world and making it. And read like story because I just thought you know there's like so many interesting stories in the real world you know that needs to be highlighted. So why should I like go on invent another story for my own imagination they're already so much to tell in real life at some point. I think it was probably when you get into the Bloomberg internship, they give you like of recommended readings and one of them was Michael Lewis Books I think it was liar's poker and so when I read that book, I, was like, okay like I need to find that story that I can pick up until like Michael. Lewis. His folks. So I was like always on the lookout for that like what can the story that I can tell in this way like in a something I can make into a nonfiction novel. And I think with Crypto was kind of the first time that I thought. Okay. This is this is where I needed to find my story to tell. I meant to say fictionally, I'm interested like a dramatized version like something a little bit more like. Of course, you could make fiction of the story of a theory, but like a something akin to the bitcoin billionaires book right whereas like this kind of more dramatized version of the facts. But like the way you wrote the book is like this very kind of factual account. It reads like a novel it does read like a story, but it's like very factual thing based on your interviews based on your conversations. When you're reading it you really get the idea like this is how things happened.