"How many hashes did this take to produce" is not sufficient to the security unless with the additional knowledge "how much energy a mining rig need to consume to calculate one hash" which is a public knowledge but not well-known outside of bitcoiner...
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8,821 viewsOctober 31st, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
Attracting over 70 of the world's biggest financial institutions to its consortium in just over a year, R3 has accomplished a formidable task. Aiming to rethink the fabric of the financial system, they first conducted experiments testing blockchain platforms for their member and last year began developing their own distributed ledger platform: Corda.
The effort to build Corda was lead by R3 CTO Richard Brown and the former Bitcoin developer and R3 lead architect Mike Hearn. In a wide-ran...Read More
6,994 viewsOctober 23rd, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
As content becomes more and more abundant and immediately available at our fingertips, our limited attention is a barrier for those whose business it is to attract and harness it. In this context, large (social) media companies understand that attention is a scarce commodity, and, as has been demonstrated, those who control attention wield enormous power over our society.
We're joined by Greg Meredith, CTO of Synereo, to talk about how this new Blockchain platform rebuild the attention ec...Read More
7,139 viewsOctober 18th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
A topic which is often discussed is the limited use of Ethereum applications without stable cryptocurrencies. Prediction markets are a prime example of this. When one makes a prediction using Ether, he or she is in fact entering into to speculations: one being the outcome of the actual prediction, the other being the price of Ether when the prediction resolves. Projects like Maker DAO try to solve the problem by developing complex systems to ensure that a blockchain token keeps its value in ...Read More
7,267 viewsOctober 10th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
In 2012, a year after discovering Bitcoin in Argentina, Dutch economist Tuur Demeester became one of the first people to advocate investing in Bitcoin to a mainstream audience. Tuur joined us to discuss his thesis for investing in Bitcoin and how it has evolved over time. We also talked about the road ahead and how other cryptocurrencies and Ethereum compare as investment opportunities.
Topics covered included:
- How Tuur discovered Bitcoin in Argentina in 2011
- The case for investing ...
7,291 viewsOctober 3rd, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
Before 2013 few people paid attention to Bitcoin and blockchain, yet even back in the 1990s a vibrant group of prioneers pursued the vision of financial cryptography and digital cash. One of these was financial cryptographer and software developer Ian Grigg, who today works as an architecture consultant for R3. Grigg joined us for a discussion of the history of the digital cash, Bitcoin and his work on Ricardian Contracts, which foreshadowed today's smart contracts.
Topics covered includ...Read More
7,169 viewsSeptember 27th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
Last week the biggest blockchain-focused developer conference took place in Shanghai, China: Ethereum's DevCon 2. Epicenter show host Meher Roy was at the conference and brought back his impressions and insights for a comprehensive discussion of the current state of Ethereum projects and the Ethereum community.
Topics covered included:
- What Ethereum's developer conference DevCon 2 was like
- The big change in going from concepts to alpha version over the last year
- The continued lac...
5,941 viewsCategories: Epicenter BitcoinSeptember 20th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoinSupport the show, consider donating: 1P2CDWoYMhro1zowF1Wh2pyprexaZ1bgFH (http://bit.ly/2cS8d42) That blockchains represents a fundamental technological revolution has become widely accepted. What is still more nebulous, but could turn out just as disruptive is how smart contracts while transform the legal system and our understanding of what contracts are and how they work. Legal researcher Lukas Abegg who is currently finishing his PhD on copyright issues around 3d printing and has been researc... Read More
6,217 viewsSeptember 12th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
We're joined by Kyle Torpey, a freelance writer, and journalist who writes for a number of publications in the blockchain space including Bitcoin Magazine, Coin Journal, and others. Know for his well-written articles and in-depth reporting on the important topics affecting Bitcoin today, Kyle provides his point of view on the scalability debate and gives an update on the recent and upcoming changes to the bitcoin protocol.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- An update on the scalability d...
6,758 viewsSeptember 5th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
With academic research on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies still in its infancy, Sarah Meiklejohn's track record of publications in the area stands out. The UCL computer science professor has explored topics ranging from anonymity in Bitcoin to how a central bank could go about issuing a cryptocurrency.
Topics covered included:
- What techniques can be used to deanonymize Bitcoin users
- How Bitcoin's usage evolved over time
- Whether privacy-enhancing overlays in Bitcoin currently work ...
6,904 viewsAugust 29th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
In the last 20 years, content publishing platforms have proliferated to an almost insane number. There are countless places where people and companies can post articles, blogs, videos, photos, live content and so on. Despite this diverse offering, little innovation has happened in monetizing content, which still mostly remains ad-based.
We're joined by Ryan X. Charles, Bitcoin Developer and Founder of Yours. Yours would like to address the monetization problem by allowing content produce...Read More