Cryptofinancial Security with David Schwartz of Ripple Labs


Ripple’s secure payment infrastructure puts distributed systems security theory to a real-world test.

David Schwartz is Chief Cryptographer for Ripple Labs.


  • How does Ripple use simulation to avoid potential faults in the system?
  • How is Ripple’s consensus algorithm different from Bitcoin’s?
  • In the context of a value-exchange system like Ripple, how do you define “security”?
  • What are some best practices for implementing a secure distributed system?
  • How does Ripple’s Codius smart contract system differ from Ethereum?
  • How does Ripple compare to Bitcoin with sidechains?


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