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    The Third Web #14 - Dawn of an Ecosystem: Substrate & Polkadot

    January 31st, 2019 by Legendface66
    Care of DFINITY I was privileged to attend the Web 3 Summit in Berlin last year. While there I interviewed Aeron Buchanan, the Executive Vice President of the Web 3 Foundation and Gavin Wood, Founder of Ethereum, Parity, and the Web 3 Foundation. These guys are two of the individuals that launched the programmable blockchain revolution and these interviews plot a course from the founding of Ethereum to their vision of the decentralized web and give us a trajectory beyond. A quick production not... Read More
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    The Third Web #13 - Consensus Primer with Aparna Krishnan

    December 20th, 2018 by Legendface66
    Aparna Krishnan is head of education at Blockchain at Berkeley and co-founder of Mechanism Labs, an open source blockchain research lab. Earlier this year, Aparna was awarded a scholarship by the DFINITY Foundation for Mechanism Labs’ research into consensus mechanisms. This episode is essentially a primer for advanced discussion of consensus in decentralized networks. https://mechanismlabs.io/ https://github.com/aparnakr https://twitter.com/aparnalocked https://medium.com/@aparnalocked ... Read More
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    The Third Web #12 - The Actor Model

    December 12th, 2018 by Legendface66
    Thethirdweb.net Subodh Sharma is a professor of computer science at IIT Delhi, one of the most prestigious universities in India. While he’s not teaching, Subodh conducts research into the formal verification of distributed systems, and his work on the automated formal verification of smart contacts has drawn international interest. I called up Subodh because I was looking for someone to explain an approach to writing software called the actor model. The actor model essentially involves... Read More
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    The Third Web #11 - Scuttlebutt & Cypherspace

    November 20th, 2018 by Legendface66
    Dominic Tarr is a hacker who resides on a sailboat, usually found in New Zealand's beautiful Hauraki Gulf. In recent years he has risen to fame as the creator of the Secure Scuttlebutt protocol, Scuttlebutt for short. Scuttlebutt is comprised of a standardized message format and a subjective append only log stored locally by users. The first application has been a multi-client decentralized social media platform that is an absolute joy to use, and I encourage everyone to download my favourit... Read More
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    The Third Web #5 - Zilliqa & Singapore

    September 26th, 2018 by Legendface66
    Zilliqa is a Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance based, public, programmable blockchain platform that uses Proof of Work as a syble resistance mechanism. Combining PBFT and PoW is a brilliant trick to bring the state finality required for scaling through network and state sharding. Amrit Kumar, Head of Research, and Xinshu Dong, CEO, offer an overview of the project. At the same time, we learn from two of Singapore's innovation magnates of innovation about the advantage provided by both the ... Read More
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    The Third Web #5 - Brian Behlendorf

    April 6th, 2018 by Legendface66
    On this episode of The Third Web, we hear from Brian Behlendorf, the head of the Hyperledger project at the Linux Foundation, and leading figure in the open-source software movement. Brian began developing open-source code during the mid-1990's and was also the lead developer of Apache Web Server — one of the worlds most used pieces of software. Today, in the midst of a blockchain boom, Brian’s focus is still on free software development. I spoke with Brian in October. We were both in ... Read More
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    The Ether Review #68 — Numerai, The Last Hedge Fund

    July 6th, 2017 by Legendface66
    Xander Dunn and Richard Craib discuss Numerai, a new kind of hedge fund built by a network of data scientists. The Numerai platform crowdsources machine learning by releasing encrypted data sets to data scientists, incentivising them to develop machine learning algorithms to analyse the data. Scientists then bid their predictions to the hedge fund by staking funds, and are paid returns in Numeraire, the platform’s native cryptocurrency. By abstracting its financial data to be only machine-... Read More
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    The Third Web #11 - An Emerging India

    November 8th, 2018 by Legendface66
    Recently I visited India representing the DFINITY Foundation. The trip was supported by upstart venture production and consulting group, Dunya Labs, and advocacy group, InCrypt. Those ten days altered my understanding of the way technology manifests products and the driving role the needs of high growth nations will have in defining the digital landscape of tomorrow. In this episode, I’m joined by co-founder of Dunya Labs, Cathy Guo, and co-founders of InCrypt, Nitin Sharma & Sumukh She... Read More
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    The Third Web #10 - Jack du Rose, Colony & Coase

    October 27th, 2018 by Legendface66

    In 2015 I interviewed Jack du Rose about Colony - his autonomous platform that could track contribution to a common enterprse and reward tokens representing stake in said enterprise. Three years and two private betas on, we hear from Jack about his experience building a system to revolutionize the way we work together.

    Part of what makes Colony facinating is to see the enormity of the events that have taken place in the years since it’s conception and how in spite of these events, the proce...

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    The Ether Review #1: Joseph Lubin

    October 17th, 2015 by Legendface66
    Arthur speaks with [Joseph Lubin](https://twitter.com/ethereumjoseph), one of the founders of the [Ethereum](https://www.ethereum.org/) project and also [Consensys](https://consensys.net/), a constellation of Ethereum focused companies. This is the first episode of a weekly show featuring interviews with the people building the Ethereum ecosystem. **[Note: This episode does not contain a magic word.]** Production: Arthur Falls Content: Joseph Lubin, Arthur Falls Additional assist... Read More
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    The Ether Review #4: Augur

    November 7th, 2015 by Legendface66
    [Tony Sakich](https://twitter.com/TonySwish) and [Joey Krug](https://twitter.com/joeykrug447) of the [Augur](http://www.augur.net/) project join Jarad and Arthur to discus the decentralized prediction market and the challenges of marketing in the Dapp sphere. Read More
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    The Ether Review #3: Roman Mandeleil

    October 31st, 2015 by Legendface66
    Roman Mandeleil, builder of the Ethercamp blockchain explorer and the java implimentation of Ethereum, discusses (among other things) what it is like to be a longtime developer in the Ethereum community. **[Note: This episode does not contain a magic word.]** Content: Roman Mandeleil, Arthur Falls Read More
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    The Ether Review #2 - Vlad Zamfir

    October 23rd, 2015 by Legendface66
    Jarrad and Arthur speak with Vlad Zamfir, a software engineer developing the proof-of stake consensus system that will replace proof-of-work in Ethereum. This is a weekly show featuring interviews with the people building the Ethereum ecosystem. **[Note: This episode does not contain a magic word.]** Production: Arthur Falls Content: Vlad Zamfir, Jarrad Hope, Arthur Falls Additional assistance: Rob Mitchell of The Bitcoin Game. Twitter: @[etherreview](https://twitter.com/etherr... Read More
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    The Ether Review #5: Colony and Jack du Rose

    November 14th, 2015 by Legendface66
    Today Jack Du Rose explains his social collaboration platform colony and his old job designing the most expensive work of art ever sold. ####Credits * Content: Jack Du Rose, Arthur Falls * Production: Arthur Falls Read More
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    The Third Web Micro - Economies #2 - SpankChain

    December 10th, 2017 by Legendface66
    In today’s episode we look at spank chain, an adult industry cryptocurrency payment system built using Ethereum. Currently, financial intermediaries in the adult entertainment industry exploiting their position to impose arbitrary rules on content by refusing to serve participants who produce content a specific payment processor finds objectionable. The effect of this is to persecute already marginalized groups like trans men and women and as well as severing the income of both individuals ... Read More
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    The Ether Review #6 - Devcon 1 Debrief

    November 27th, 2015 by Legendface66
    On today's show we have a panel of Devcon attendees. **Alex Amsel, Hudson Jameson** and **Jack du Rose.** We discuss the Ethereum community, the development state of the consensus process, storage solutions, Free My Vunk, Slock, Oraclize and much more. **[Note: This episode does not contain a magic word.]** Alex Amsel: [newretro.org](http://newretro.org) Hudson Jameson: [hudsonjameson](https://goo.gl/MvXLHR) Jack du Rose: [colony.io](http://colony.io) Production and Editing... Read More
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    State Change #44 — A New Approach to Ending Slavery

    June 30th, 2017 by Legendface66
    Today, we look at the problem of modern slavery and how it intersects with wildlife conservation. This subject is brought to the fore by growing interest in using blockchain technologies to illuminate the business processes which conceal the presence of slavery. Our guests are Brian Iselin, founder of SlaveFreeTrade.org, and Bubba Cook, Western and Central Pacific Tuna Programme Manager for the World Wildlife Fund. This episode was co-hosted and edited by Alexis Kenyon. Inevitably, some of th... Read More
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    The Ether Review #7: Aron van Ammers and Devcon 1

    December 3rd, 2015 by Legendface66
    Aron van Ammers is a business developer who covered Devcon 1 for CoinTelegraph as it was in session. His two major ventures in the space, Blockstars and Outlier Ventures, aim to rapidly develop and launch blockchain-oriented startups. Today, we discuss Devcon, business on the blockchain, and the altcoin space. Read More
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    The Ether Review #8: Digix

    December 11th, 2015 by Legendface66
    Digix is a digital asset issuance and tracking platform built on Ethereum. It is designed to minimise KYC intrusion and offer physical asset shadowing, while offering the protection from loss of funds that customers expect of contemporary financial products. Digix appears to be on track to provide the most comprehensive and customer-oriented digital asset platform around. Initially, they will be offering gold-backed tokens using a powerful Proof Of Asset Certificate. [Note: This episode does ... Read More
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    Ether Review #69 — IOTA & the Post-Blockchain Era

    July 18th, 2017 by Legendface66
    David Sønstebø, co-founder of IOTA, discusses this next-generation post-blockchain platform designed to serve as the backbone for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). IOTA is a groundbreaking new open-source distributed ledger that does not use a blockchain. Its innovative new quantum-proof protocol, known as the Tangle, gives rise to unique new features like zero fees, infinite scalability, fast transactions, secure data transfer and many others. Because the Tangle uses a Directed Acyclic Grap... Read More

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