Coinbase Currencies with Linda Xie and Jordan Clifford

Cryptocurrencies have seen a surge of value recently. People are starting to see that bitcoin, ethereum, and other currencies are not just for speculation. At worst, they are a store of value–like digital gold. At best, they are a tool for micropayments, smart contracts, and an entire decentralized financial platform.

Coinbase is a company for buying and selling cryptocurrencies. This episode is the first of three interviews with different members of Coinbase. In this episode, Linda Xie and Jordan Clifford explain why cryptocurrencies are important, and how products that Coinbase builds make cryptocurrencies easier to use.

This is the first in a series of episodes about Coinbase. Tomorrow we will discuss antifraud with Soups Ranjan, director of data science at Coinbase. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this series, and any other suggestions or feedback you have. Send me an email–jeff@softwareengineeringdaily.com

Transcript

Transcript provided by We Edit Podcasts. Software Engineering Daily listeners can go to weeditpodcasts.com/sed to get 20% off the first two months of audio editing and transcription services. Thanks to We Edit Podcasts for partnering with SE Daily. Please click here to view this show’s transcript.

Sponsors


Toptal is the best place to find reasonably priced, extremely talented software engineers to build your projects from scratch or scale your workforce. Get a free pair of Apple Airpods when you use Toptal.com/sedaily to work with an engineer for at least 20 hours.


GoCD is an on-premise, open source, continuous delivery tool. Get better visibility into and control of your teams’ deployments with GoCD. Say goodbye to deployment panic and hello to consistent, predictable deliveries. Visit gocd.io for a free download. 

 


VividCortex is the best way to improve your database performance, efficiency, and uptime. It’s a cloud-hosted monitoring platform that eliminates your most critical visibility gap, providing insights at 1-second granularity into production database workload and query performance. It measures the execution and resource consumption of every statement and transaction, so you can proactively fix future database issues before they impact customers. To learn more, visit vividcortex.com/sedaily and find out why companies like Github, DigitalOcean, and Yelp all use VividCortex to see deeper into their database performance. Learn more at vividcortex.com/sedaily, and get started today!


Deep learning promises to dramatically improve how our world works. To make deep learning easier and faster, we need new kinds of hardware and software–which is why Intel acquired Nervana Systems, a platform for deep learning. Intel Nervana is hiring engineers to help develop a full stack for AI, from chip design to software frameworks. Go to softwareengineeringdaily.com/intel to apply for a job at Intel Nervana. If you know don’t know much about the company, check out the interviews I have conducted with engineers from the company. You can find these at softwareengineeringdaily.com/intel.

 

  • Sami Bel Hadj

    The audio file is bad ….

  • Jeff Meyerson

    @samibelhadj:disqus What problems are you having?