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Affirm Engineering with Libor Michalek

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/2018_05_07_AffirmEngineering.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen I buy a mattress online, I pay for it with my credit card. Behind the scenes, a complex series of transactions occur between a payment gateway, the credit card company, and a few banks. There are problems with this process–it is slow, complex, and involves the synchronization of several different parties. Some consumers will not want to purchase the mattress because they do

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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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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

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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?

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