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    SAFE Crossroads #47, Resource Description Framework, SOLID and SAFE

    November 28th, 2018 by fergish
    Simpleton says, "We go a bit geeky on this one, but in a way that should be very accessible to most anyone." Our guests on this episode are Josh Wilson and Gabriel Viganotti. Both are front-end developers for MaidSafe, working with Resource Description Framework (RDF) in a number of forms, to enhance the uses of the SAFE Network. We really get down to what RDF is, how it relates to Linked Data and the Socially Linked Data (SOLID) project, and other use cases that are creating a real revolu... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #46, Connection Needs of an Autonomous Network, with Spandan Sharma

    November 14th, 2018 by fergish
    Our guest today is Spandan Sharma from MaidSafe. We go over the results of the second community testing of Crust, the automated peer-to-peer connection library being developed by MaidSafe for the SAFE Network, and available for open source use by other P2P projects as they find useful. In looking at all that the upper network layer needs the Crust connection level to do, we get a peek at the Routing level, which is the heart of the SAFE Network structure. Enjoy. #### Music Music ... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads #45, Approaches to Alpha 3, with Nikita Baksalyar

    October 30th, 2018 by fergish
    In this episode we catch up on some of the things that have been going on in SAFE Network development, where it's been and what's coming down the line now, including the roll out of public testing of the automated peer-to-peer connection library, Crust (standing for "Connected" "Rust"). How do you ensure all the nodes of an ever-morphing P2P network get and stay connected, even past firewalls and routers? How do you do it when most nodes are being run by non-technical people using their spare... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #44, PARSEC Consensus Code Release, with Bartłomiej Kamiński

    July 18th, 2018 by fergish
    In late May, MaidSafe released the whitepaper for PARSEC (Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus). This week MaidSafe published the open source code for implementing PARSEC so that it can be used by any other projects which would find it suits their needs. This episode, we talk to Bartłomiej Kamiński, a developer who works on the MaidSafe team in the Routing section, and a co-author of the whitepaper. We cover a lot of relevant concepts that should a... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads #43, PARSEC - Efficient, Provable Consensus Has Arrived, with Pierre Chevalier

    May 25th, 2018 by fergish
    On Thursday evening, May 24th, 2018, MaidSafe released publically the PARSEC consensus protocol. PARSEC stands for Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus. It is being released under very permissive, open-source GPL and MIT licensing for potential use in a wide variety of circumstances by a wide variety of projects quite aside from the SAFE Network. For the MaidSafe, the release of PARSEC puts the final major research barrier behind it, opening the door for a stra... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #42, SAFE Dev Con 2018 Highlights, with Dug Campbell

    April 26th, 2018 by fergish
    April 23rd brought core and app developers for the SAFE Network from all over the world to Ayr, Scotland for SAFE Dev Con 2018. In this episode we hit the highpoints with Dug Campbell, head of Marketing and Outreach with MaidSafe. The full video of the event is linked below, and the different speakers should soon be available as individual videos on MaidSafe's YouTube channel soon, if not be time of this podcast going live. (See channel link below.) #### Music Music for this ep... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads #41, App Devs Jump In, with Shane Armstrong

    February 28th, 2018 by fergish
    With the SAFE Alpha 2 Network running for some months now, providing a stable, improving interface for developers to interface with and learn to use the SAFE APIs, a lot of development activity is taking place by independant App Developers. Our guest for this episode is Shane Armstrong, an experienced and successful software engineer who recently discovered the SAFE Network and has jumped right in and started developing and implementing important apps for the network. We discuss his persp... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #40, The SAFE Network Primer

    February 22nd, 2018 by fergish
    The main problems in talking about the SAFE Network are understanding (1) the enormous scope of the project, (2) the various specific innovations it represents, (3) how those innovations interrelate in the overall system, and (4) why the approach is fundamentally different than pretty much anything else that is being attempted. Regardless of the technical level of the enquirer, Project SAFE has lacked a really good landing place to begin exploration into it. In this episode we interview ... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads #39, More on SAFE Apps, with Gabriel Viganotti

    October 26th, 2017 by fergish
    The SAFE Network is a huge software infrastructure project which is currently in Alpha 2, a network of distributed nodes, hosted on cloud servers for MaidSafe as the many intricacies of the architecture are fine tuned. A future iteration will return to nodes hosted by external participants at home, but Alpha 2 exposes a stable set of interfaces which developers can use learn how the network functions and how to build applications for it. Today we talk with Gabriel Viganotti of Cordoba, Arge... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #38, Event Sourcing on the SAFE Network

    October 16th, 2017 by fergish
    With the SAFE Network Alpha 2 release progressing forward with interfaces stabilizing, and a stable network to test against, application developers are starting to see and begin exploiting what is possible with such a network when it is ultimately in place. Today we have a very interesting talk with Edward Holst, Software Architect and Lead Developer for a small fintech firm in Sweden. In his spare time he has begun to explore the guts of the SAFE Network and see the huge advantages SAFE wil... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads #37, SAFE Network Alpha 2, with Mobile

    September 26th, 2017 by fergish
    Nick Lambert joins us with to talk about the new Alpha 2 network just released by MaidSafe, as well as other aspects of the network development and what differentiates what MaidSafe is developing from all other existing projects. ####Music Music for this episode: *SAFE Crossroads*, an original piece composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes ####Links [New MaidSafe website](https://maidsafe.net) -- with links for Alpha 2 info. This really merits a visit for all, ... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #36, Nick Lambert, MaidSafe Update

    March 23rd, 2017 by fergish
    ####In This Episode Nick Lambert joins us with an update on development progress and the milestones recently passed, and expectations for the near future, as well as MaidSafe activities around the world. ####Music Music for this episode: *SAFE Crossroads Beta* and *Arrival* are original pieces composed and performed by Nicholas Koteskey of Two Faced Heroes ####Links [MaidSafe company site](maidsafe.net) Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #35, Viv Rajkumar, CTO MaidSafe

    February 2nd, 2017 by fergish
    ####In This Episode Viv Rajkumar is CTO of MaidSafe in Troon, Scotland. We go into depth about the development process in general, the development experience at MaidSafe, and then catch up on what's been going on with the forward motion of SAFE Network development. There's quite a lot here, but very accessible. One thing discussed is the new test net in which community members are back to testing vaults at home, as well as user side experiment. This test network went live between t... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #34, What's to Profit? with Nick Lambert

    September 26th, 2016 by fergish
    ####In this Episode Today we have an in-depth visit with Nick Lambert, COO of MaidSafe, covering a lot about where MaidSafe has been, where it's gotten to and where it's going. With the Bank to the Future equity crowd funding pitch in play, we dig in to find out how MaidSafe, as an open source, very altruistically oriented company, is likely to be profitable enough to invest in. This is a very well rounded, very informative coverage of MaidSafe and the SAFE Network, accessible to most anyone ... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #33, Alpha Release

    August 16th, 2016 by fergish
    ####In this Episode We have a chat with Francis Brunelle, a returning guest, about the recent Alpha Release of the MaidSafe Client, and a lot more about the state and progress of the SAFE Network project. ####Magic Word Listen for the magic word, and submit it to your LetsTalkBitcoin.com account to claim a share of this week's listener award distribution of LTBcoin. Listeners now have a full week from the release date to submit a magic word. The magic word for this episode must be subm... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #32, David Irvine Speaks

    May 31st, 2016 by fergish
    ####In this Episode David Irvine, Founder and lead developer of MaidSafe has faced a huge workload over the last couple of years, moving the SAFE Network towards launch. So much so that he hasn't recorded an in-depth interview in over two years. That changed today. In this episode he finally speaks--quite a lot, actually. Our two hour interview covers much of what has been going forward with the SAFE Network, the technical barriers, some of the huge breakthroughs, the community, and a lot ... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #31, Harmen Klink

    April 12th, 2016 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### We're back again with Harmen Klink, talking about further innovations on the Decorum decentralized forum and social connection protocol. We talk about a web of trust function which will make the protocol very handy at evaluating one's connections and resisting unwanted connections. Also we talk about the Project Decorum crowdsale, and the value proposition behind it. And much more. The design of the SAFE Network presents challenges due to its security model, but i... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #30, Decorum and SAFE Altcoins

    February 25th, 2016 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### Great news about the progress of the SAFE Network and imminent release of a Minimum Viable Product, then an interview with Harmen Klink, the developer of the Decorum (Decentralized forum) protocol, which will enable fully functional and flexible implementations for comments sections, forums, and so forth, on the decentralized SAFE Network. And in this interview, Harmen reveals the secret of fully secure, fully functional, mine-able tokens on SAFE. This is way beyond... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #29 SAFE School Class X, Graduation Review -- All Invited

    January 6th, 2016 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### Come one, come all, to the last planned class of the SAFE Network School. We do a high-level overview of what we know about the SAFE Network in a way that even parents, friends and family of the proud graduates will be warmed with what they learn, and be proud of those who have worked so hard to get closer to the bare metal of this elegant technology. Graduates will be reminded of all that they have learned by noting the intricate details that have been artfully... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #28 SAFE Network School Class IX, Let's Grok Safecoin

    December 23rd, 2015 by fergish
    >>**grok** [Martian] literally meaning "to drink" but taken to mean "to understand at a deep, intuitive level." (from the novel *Stranger in a Strange Land,* by Robert Heinlein, a story about a human raised by Martians) ####In this Episode#### Having explored the SAFE Network from end to end through our School series so far, in this Class we are finally ready let safecoin help spread our senses out through the SAFE Network as a whole. We can now begin to *grok* SAFE in fullness. Now can... Read More

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