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“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.
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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
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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