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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: 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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