Plasma: Smart Contract Scalability with Christian Reitwiessner

Ethereum is a system for running decentralized smart contracts. In the current implementation of Ethereum, every smart contract gets deployed to every full node. Whenever a user wants to call a smart contract, that smart contract gets executed on each full node–across the entire network.

The current model for smart contract execution needs to be made more scalable. In today’s episode, Christian Reitwiessner joins the show to describe Plasma–a system for scaling smart contracts. Christian is a developer who has worked extensively on Solidity, the most popular smart contract programming language in Ethereum.

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