Tag Bitcoin

Ripple with Greg Kidd

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/greg_ripple.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRipple is a real-time settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network by Ripple Labs. Greg Kidd is an advisor to Ripple Labs and Chief Risk Officer at Shift Payments. Questions What is a distributed payments protocol? How does Ripple’s consensus work? How does Ripple process transactions asynchronously? How does Ripple maintain correctness, agreement, and utility? What is a “last closed ledger? What is Ripple

Continue reading…

Blockchains with Melanie Swan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/melanie_blockchains.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBlockchains are the distributed ledger technology underlying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. More broadly, a blockchain is a mechanism for updating truth states in distributed network computing, producing consensus trust and serving as a new form of general computational substrate. Melanie Swan is a science and technology innovator and philosopher at the MS Futures Group. She founded the Institute for Blockchain Studies, and is the

Continue reading…

Payments Engineering with Faisal Khan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/faisal_btc_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMobile phones, underserved markets, and Bitcoin have created a wealth of new financial technology businesses.   Faisal Khan is a banking, payments, and fintech consultant with a background in electrical engineering. Questions How does Bitcoin change the business of payments? How is Starbucks iconic of the rapid change? How does Bitcoin compare to Ripple? How should developers choose between Stripe, Braintree, Paypal, and  Square?

Continue reading…

How would you describe Bitcoin to a 5 year old?

I’ve been explaining how Bitcoins work since 2010. Here is the simplest analogy I’ve discovered that explains transactions, anonymity, and coin production. Tony Diepenbrock IV, Learn Immersive CEO via Quora There’s a room that anyone can access. The room has security cameras that anyone can view, and every second of recorded footage is available online forever. The room is filled with indestructible piggy banks made of transparent plastic. Naturally, these

Continue reading…

Bitcoin Introduction with Michael Miller

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/mmiller_btc_intro.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBitcoin is the first application to be built on the blockchain, a breakthrough software concept. Michael Miller is the author of “The Ultimate Guide To Bitcoin” and 150 other books. Michael is an expert in explaining complex topics in ways which are comprehensible to the layperson. Questions What is Bitcoin? What is a blockchain? What is a fiat currency? What is Bitcoin’s value beyond speculation? What is

Continue reading…

Big Data: Fundamental Answers

Fundamental questions as big as data itself loomed at the beginning of Big Data Week. Some answers: How do customers of multiple managed big data companies deal with the heterogeneity? Confluent provides Kafka, Rocana provides ops, Databricks gives you data science, Cloudera and Hortonworks give you everything else. Each company has a proprietary layer meshed with open-source software. Generally, the more proprietary software you are running, the more you will need

Continue reading…

  • 1 2