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#255 Kathleen Breitman & Arthur Breitman: Tezos - The Long Road Towards A Digital Commonwealth

Published on October 5th, 2018 by epicenterbitcoin


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The Tezos whitepaper, published in 2014, anticipated several areas that would become major issues for blockchain networks. Especially around governance and smart contract security, Tezos proposed original solutions. The project later went on to raise $232m in the biggest token sale at the time. Recently, the Tezos network launched as the first of a wave of innovative next-generation blockchain networks.

We were joined by Tezos co-founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman to discuss the history of the project, how the network functions today and how it could develop going forward.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What inspired the original Tezos vision from 2014
  • The critical importance of formal verification and governance
  • Why Arthur thinks the blockchain scalability problem is overrated
  • The case against decentralized applications
  • Why the ability to evolve and adopt new features is critical for Tezos success
  • Tezos' Proof-of-Stake and emerging baking ecosystem
  • The Tezos Foundation drama and Johann Gevers
  • The relationship between their company DLS and the Tezos Foundation

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