Blockchain technology is a new and multi-disciplinary field. You can't learn how it works from a book. I try to understand it from the inside by playing different roles: trader, miner, investor, financial analyst, developer, advisor, educator. I write about crypto on Twitter and Steem.
In 2017, I visited the conferences The Future Of Bitcoin in Arnhem and Steemfest 2 in Lisbon. I’m the proud owner of a Bitcoin fork pen, a Monero flag and a Steemit water bottle.
I'm not impartial, I don't want to be a spectator during a revolution. The only reason I don't own a significant amount of coins is that I spent them all in order to spend my time studying the technology. As of June 2019, I own less than 1 bitcoin in cryptocurrencies; check my Steem balance and my Monero balance.
I love to explain how cryptocurrencies work. Here's a sample of what I've written, either directly answering a question or in response to frequently asked questions:
Monero means 'coin' in Esperanto, so we wanted to create an Esperanto word list for Monero's mnemonic seed (recovery phrase). With some help from other volunteers, I managed to compile a list of the required 1626 words. To make it more convenient for users, the list contains only words without any diacritics, while each word is still unique when it's truncated to the first three letters.
Since news media need to find a better source of income than advertizing, I developed a concept for a news channel on the Steem blockchain, where posts are rewarded for upvotes.
As a test, I wrote about the Polish city of Kraków while the Steemfest 3 conference was held there - without visiting Kraków, because I'd already run out of money.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin on January 3, 2019, I created a token called WAAS on the Waves platform. That's short for We Are All Satoshi.
I'm giving away 2,100,000,000,000,000 WAAS tokens to anyone who will ask for them. In order to show the value of such a token, I created the maximum number of units possible for a Waves token: 263–2.