IMO this was peak Andreas before he started shitcoining. Video is already 5 years old but such a great talk it's worth reposting.
When did he start shitcoining?
Wrote the book “Mastering Ethereum”. If I recall correctly was doing some dash shit too. Also doing blatantly racist stuff like making sure to exclude white males from podcasts which is extremely odd. Andreas at some time became “woke” and I stopped caring to pay attention to anything he was doing.
Ah, interesting. I already knew about "Mastering Ethereum" but I don't see creating a book about Ethereum and explaining how it works "shitcoining". Are we no longer allowed to understand the opposition?
Regarding "blatantly racist stuff" I only found the following tweet:
Fantastic recommendations for podcasts. I think we've covered almost ALL the white male podcasters I should visit.
How about some other shows?
Not American, not investment/finance, not men, not white. I can't change me (I'm many of the above) but we can change the other side!
That does not sound like "blatantly racist stuff" or racist in any way. He just mentioned he already "covered almost ALL the white male podcasters" and asked about other shows.
Care to explain to me how that is "blatantly racist stuff"?
If you are looking to profit from the industry of shitcoins IMO you are effectively a shitcoiner. In order to understand Eth it doesn't mean you need to write an entire book on it. All you need is a 50,000 ft view of ethereum to see that it is technically and fundamentally flawed - therefore the only thing to learn from ethereum is what not to do
Check the dictionary definition of racism and let me know what you find.
Okay, I found following definitions:
policies, behaviours, rules, etc. that result in a continued unfair advantage to some people and unfair or harmful treatment of others based on race
He already interviewed white males in podcasts and I don't think he mentioned that he will never interview a white male ever again. So I don't see a "continued unfair advantage" or "unfair or harmful treatment" of white males here.
harmful or unfair things that people say, do, or think based on the belief that their own race makes them more intelligent, good, moral, etc. than people of other races
He's a white male himself. So this definition does not apply, either.
the belief that some races are better than others, or the unfair treatment of someone because of his or her race
I don't see how he suggested that one race is "better" than the other. I also don't think it is unfair treatment to ask for non-white, non-male interviewees, especially because he mentioned he already has interviewed "almost all" white male podcasters.
The following is from Google Search:
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism by an individual, community, or institution against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.
This may apply. However, only depending on how you define "discrimination". I don't see prejudice or antagonism here. But again, I don't think he is discriminating against white males. He already has interviewed most of them and I think it is totally okay to ask for others "based on their race" since they may have different views. So IMO, no discrimination, either.
In other words: Do you think it is racist to want to talk with group X about thing Y because you are interested in how X thinks about Y?
It really doesn't need to be that complicated. If you are excluding a group due to race, it is racist. Don't overthink it. He can interview whoever he wants, but when you come out and say "I'll interview everyone EXCEPT this one group of people" it is racist. He said the quiet part out loud.
I hear you and it's sad. What's the worst is I'll still consume the third edition of Mastering Bitcoin updated for taproot