Tag Blockchain

Cryptoeconomics with Vlad Zamfir

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/VladZamfir.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download A cryptocurrency has a distributed ledger called a blockchain. The blockchain keeps track of every transaction that occurs across the cryptocurrency. This blockchain must stay up-to-date and verified–which requires someone in the network to do that validation. Bitcoin and Ethereum use the proof-of-work algorithm. Miners do computational work to validate the legitimacy of transactions across the network, and in return they are given

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Ethereum Platform with Preethi Kasireddy

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/EthereumBasics.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ethereum is a decentralized transaction-based state machine. Ethereum was designed to make smart contracts more usable for developers. Smart contracts are decentralized programs that usually allow for some a transaction between the owner of the contract and anyone who would want to purchase something from the contract owner. For example, I could set up a smart contract where a listener sends my smart

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Bitcoin Segwit with Jordan Clifford

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/BlocksizeDebate.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Visa processes 1,600 transactions per second. PayPal processes 193 transactions per second. Bitcoin processes only 3-4 transactions per second. In order to fulfill the dreams of financial programming–in order to get decentralized, peer-to-peer micropayments–Bitcoin needs a much higher transaction throughput. Bitcoin’s scalability issues have led to debates within the community and changes in the software. In this episode, Jordan Clifford gives an overview

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Computer Logic with Chris Dixon

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ChrisDixon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The history of computing can be thought of as a series of ideas rather than objects. From Aristotle’s formalization of the syllogism, to Alan Turing’s model for an all-purpose computing machine, to Satoshi Nakamoto’s distributed transaction ledger–these breakthroughs did not come in the form of polished, tangible objects. In fact, the objects which end up changing computing fundamentally are often built from ideas

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Adchain with Ken Brook

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ADChain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Online advertising is a system of transactions that involve many different players. The user visits a publisher’s website; the publisher notifies an exchange that the user is on the website; the exchange presents an opportunity to a marketplace that can buy that opportunity to show the end user the ad. And this a simple example. The transactions in online advertising are as opaque

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Coin Center with Peter Van Valkenburgh

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/coincenter_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Blockchain technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have not impacted the lives of most consumers today. The theoretical breakthroughs that blockchain enables will eventually happen–I will be able to pay 1 cent to a knowledge worker in Africa without having to pay a 5 cent transaction fee. My servers will be able to pay other servers for small compute jobs. We will have decentralized

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Internet Future with Vint Cerf

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/vint_edited.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadVint Cerf is Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. This episode is republished from The Quoracast. Questions: What will the world look like in 5 years? What are the biggest problems associated with rapid spread and development of the Internet? Does blockchain technology present any solutions to these problems Why are cats so

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Bitcoin: Fundamental Answers

Bitcoin was underestimated at the start of the week: “Bitcoin” is the naive marketing envoy, the minimum viable decentralized application, the introductory transaction vehicle for distributed, decentralized databases. The revolutionary technology is blockchain. This revolution is rooted in our global culture’s dissatisfaction with centralized, exploitative institutions and software. My belief was that Bitcoin is overrated, blockchain is underrated. This belief has been inverted. Bitcoin is the story of JavaScript all over

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Bitcoin Meets Banks with Christian Ander

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/christian_ander_goobit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadGoobit AB develops IT solutions on top of blockchain technology. Christian Ander is CEO of Goobit AB. Questions How is BTCX, Goobit’s bitcoin exchange, implemented? How did transaction volume change with the recent Ethereum trading volume? What are the steps to processing a bitcoin transaction? How does the minutiae of dealing with banks compare with that of running an engineering company? Will everyone have

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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

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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

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Bitcoin: Fundamental Questions

Bitcoin Week is the third theme of Software Engineering Daily. “Bitcoin” is the naive marketing envoy, the minimum viable decentralized application, the introductory transaction vehicle for distributed, decentralized databases. The revolutionary technology is blockchain. This revolution is rooted in our global culture’s dissatisfaction with centralized, exploitative institutions and software. From August 10-16, interviews with experts on blockchain, Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, and payments will be featured. Fundamental questions: What technological breakthroughs does Bitcoin

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