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#274 Alexey Akhunov: Ethereum 1.x - BUIDLing Things One Step at a Time

Published on February 13th, 2019 by epicenterbitcoin

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We're joined by Alexey Akhunov, an independent Ethereum researcher. Alexey has been working on an ambitious project called TurboGeth. As the name implies, it is a version of Geth which features a number of speed and performance optimizations.

Alexey also leads the state rent working group of the Ethereum 1.x project. Ethereum 1.x came out of Devcon when core developers began to realize that the full migration to Serenity would likely take several years. The team hopes to bring progressive improvements to Ethereum in parallel to the development of Serenity.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Alexey's background as a computer scientist
  • The story behind TurboGeth and how it differs from the original Geth client
  • The speed and performance optimizations of TurboGeth, as well as its trade-offs
  • What is Ethereum 1.x in the context of Ethereum 2.0 (Serenity)
  • Which people and projects are part of Ethereum 1.x
  • What is state rent and why it may be beneficial to Ethereum
  • Implementing state rent in Ethereum 1.x and 2.0
  • eWASM and how it can be introduced in Ethereum 1.x and 2.0
  • The future of Ethereum and the progress towards Serenity

Links mentioned in this episode:


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