Transcript Ep. 325: Is Code Law? Should the Hacker Be Punished? The DAO Creators Disagree
Hi, all. Thanks to everyone for buying my book and sending me such nice notes and Tweeting such nice things about it, and also for being so congratulatory about my news about who I believe the DAO attacker is. I’ve had a really wonderful whirlwind of a first week as a book author and I was so glad to be able to enjoy most of it at in-person events which was super fun and also got to personally thank some sources who helped me with the book.
I just wanted to give you a heads-up about more in-person events that I’ll be doing in case you want to get your book signed or in case you just want to say hi. So, New Yorkers, on Wednesday, March 2…yes, that is the day after this podcast episode drops, at 7 p.m. I will be doing a reading and signing moderated by CoinDesk’s Christine Lee at The Strand Bookstore. Again, that’s Wednesday, March 2nd, the day after this episode drops, and it’s at 7 p.m. at The Strand. As of this moment tickets were close to selling out so if you’re on the fence I would get one now. The link to the event is in the show notes.
For folks in the Bay Area on Tuesday, March 8 I’ll be doing a reading and signing at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club, moderated by the Information’s Kate Clark. Doors open at 5:15, the program begins at 6, and the book signing is at 7 p.m.
For people in Seattle I’ll be doing a reading and signing as part of Town Hall Seattle on Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. at The Forum, moderated by Steve Scher of Town Hall Seattle.
So again, a quick recap. I will be at The Strand in New York City on March 2nd at 7 p.m., I will be at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on Tuesday, March 8th, and I will be in Seattle at The Forum on Wednesday, March 9th. Check out the show notes to buy tickets. And now, onto the show.
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Today’s guests are Christoph Jentzsch, Lefteris Karapetsas, and Griff Green, all formerly involved with Slock.it and the DAO which takes up two months of Ethereum’s history and yet is about a full third of my book. Welcome, Christoph, Lefteris, and Griff.
Hey, thanks for having us.