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http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/2018_03_29_EnterpriseBlockchains.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download We sign many different types of contracts throughout our lives. We sign a mortgage to get a loan for a house. When we go to the hospital, we sign a piece of paper that defines how our medical data can be shared between organizations. These pieces of paper represent our opting into an agreement that will be mediated and enforced by computer interactions.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/2018_03_19_ShapeshiftOperations.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download A financial exchange is an operationally intensive business. You have customers making a high volume of transactions, your service has to be low latency and highly available, and you are dealing with a lot of money. A cryptocurrency exchange has all of the complexity of a typical financial exchange–and then some additional complexity. ShapeShift is a cryptocurrency exchange that allows users to buy
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/2018_03_15_Santiment.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download In the finance industry, many people have a computer on their desk called a Bloomberg terminal. A Bloomberg terminal contains news, stock prices, communication tools, and other features that make it worth a high subscription price. And people in finance can afford to pay that high subscription because their decisions can cause a gain or loss of thousands of dollars. Cryptocurrency investors have
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/2018_02_07_MattLeising.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Your friends from college are asking you how to buy Bitcoin. Your mom is emailing you articles about the benefits of decentralized peer-to-peer networks. Your shoe shiner is telling you to buy XRP. It is 2018, and cryptocurrencies have become a daily part of news headlines. The general public may not understand how this technology works, but everyone knows that changes are on
“Nature, technology, and society ultimately will favor the more efficient, the better working systems.”
Ethereum is a decentralized platform for applications that are guaranteed to run exactly as expected via smart contracts.
Ripple’s secure payment infrastructure puts distributed systems security theory to a real-world test.
David Schwartz is Chief Cryptographer for Ripple Labs.
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ethereum_stephantual.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEthereum reporting in the podcast media shows a large hype-to-substance ratio. Technical and financial criticisms facing Ethereum are as real as those faced by bitcoin. This episode is a departure from Databases Week. Stephan Tual is CCO of Ethereum and founder of Ursium, a blockchain consulting company. Thanks to Reddit and Quora for questions. Questions Was Vitalik correct in his allocation of millions
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/sidechains_rusty_russell_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA sidechain is a blockchain you can move bitcoins into and back from, which may have different abilities than the bitcoin blockchain. The lightning network is a caching layer for bitcoin, which allows instant sending and failover to the normal bitcoin network if something goes wrong. Rusty Russell is an Australian free software programmer and advocate, known for his work on the Linux kernel’s networking subsytem and the Filesystem
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
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/bitcoin_andreas.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBitcoin’s cultural implications inform the engineering opportunities and constraints. Andreas Antonopoulos is a bitcoin researcher, journalist, and evangelist. Questions What are the taboo topics within the bitcoin community? What do you think of when people say “we know bitcoin is the first real cryptocurrency, but the big question is whether it will be the last”? Were grey markets previously underserved before bitcoin? What is
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
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