TODAY: Mastering Blockchain: A Virtual Book Launch in a Physically Distant Yet Still-Connected World

Join Tim O'Reilly, Michael Casey, Adam Levine, Daniel Cawrey and Lorne Lantz among others for a very special "Mastering Blockchain" book launch event.

AccessTimeIconDec 9, 2020 at 1:01 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:40 a.m. UTC

There is a shared sense that the world has shifted. 

"Mastering Blockchain: Unlocking the Power of Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and Decentralized Applications" by Daniel Cawrey and Lorne Lantz from O’Reilly Media is a masterful guide on the essentials of blockchain technology. 

Often a daunting and elusive subject matter, Cawrey and Lantz demystify blockchain technology by presenting history, breaking down fundamentals, and providing real-life implementations covering the space with clarity and precision. Years of research led to their intimate understanding of the technology, but it was the conversations along the way that sharpened their ideas. 

Daniel and Lorne, both longstanding members of Silicon Valley Bitcoin and Silicon Valley Ethereum meetup groups, would have had their book launch in person under normal circumstances. But 2020 is anything but normal. 

Networking can be tough even in normal times, but today's remote world adds a whole new set of challenges. The pandemic and its side effects changed the world. We no longer interact as much in person, and our information sources seem distorted. We're all playing the classic game of "telephone" where one-to-one means that information gets lost in translation.

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"Mastering Blockchain" by Lorne Lantz and Daniel Cawrey

In the aim of educating and bridging communities, CoinDesk is hosting its first-ever VR event with Cawrey and Lantz to celebrate their book launch on Dec. 15, 2020, at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT and 8 a.m. Singapore time). The authors are also providing a 30% discount code to purchase the book for VR attendees.

The event will livestream on, YouTube and Twitter as we chat about the book, socialize in VR and discuss the future of IRL and virtual events. 

The VR afterparty is limited. RSVP for the open-to-the-public book launch, discount code and networking with the authors in AltspaceVR

Mastering Blockchain: A Virtual Book Launch in a Physically Distant Yet Still-Connected World

7-7:10 p.m. ET - Opening Remarks with Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO O’Reilly Media

7:10-7:25 p.m. - Why Crypto Meetups Matter hosted by Adam B. Levine

7:25-7:55 p.m. - Fireside Chat w/ Lorne and Daniel hosted by Michael Casey (with Q&A)

7:55-8 p.m. - Special Announcement 

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