Master the Art of Defensive Programming

Ethereum. Cryptocurrency. NFTs. These can be difficult concepts to explain and discuss, even for people in the know. Still, at the end of the day, blockchains — digital public ledgers — are just a form of software. That means brushing up on best programming practices will be essential to the success of anyone who’s exploring the world of crypto.

On the blockchain, once a vulnerability is exploited, it’s nearly impossible to recoup a loss. One way to minimize the potential of getting scammed is to keep things simple. Simple code is more secure because it’s easier to read, spot errors, and predict results. 

With a special focus on Ethereum (which is both a platform and a currency), Gavin Wood, one of Ethereum’s creators, has teamed up with Andreas M. Antonopoulos, the IT entrepreneur, to create the definitive handbook to decentralized computing. Check out Mastering Ethereum in the Instaread app.

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