The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto Hackers is building the Next Internet with Ethereum

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A number of important Ethereum-related books are coming down the pipeline. Each will reach an ever greater audience of laypeople and hobbyists. How accurate are these books targeted at a broader audience? What view of Ethereum and cryptocurrency are they presenting to the world?

“The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-hackers is building the Next Internet with Ethereum” was written by The Defiant’s Camila Russo and published in July 2020. Suggest a review of her book squeezed into a discussion post format, with an eye toward future book reviews.

*The Infinite Machine (preview)

This might also be an interesting way to begin exploring the intersection of humanities and the blockchain - plus a number of us have read this book and would be happy to engage with a review (I have commitments!)


I think this is a great idea! The discussion post format makes sense to me, but I do wonder if you had thoughts about what changes you had in mind so that it can handle book content instead of our traditional articles.


Super into it, in many ways this is a light ethnography of how Ethereum was founded.