Hi Dave and Grahm! I really love your podcasts! My minor problem with that podcast is that its updates never appear clearly: Would it be possible to put "Bitcoin Magazine" in the title for each release as do all the other podcasts of the Letstalkbitc...
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May 9th, 2019 by Legendface66
Holochain has been a project simminging in the background of the blockchain space for several years now. The promise has been a panaceaic solution to the performance and scalability issues facing decentralised hosting platforms. It’s an oft heard claim, but, as founder Arthur Brock expounds in this interview, by giving up our insistence on global consensus in favor of discoverable and verifiable local state, a world of options is opened to us. This kind of discussion follows from the Secure ...Read More
March 17th, 2019 by Legendface66The range of third-web platforms in development today is greater than ever. From data-centric blockchain based approaches to agent-centric designs like Secure Scuttlebut, the potential futures of the third web are rapidly expanding. Today we look at another approach with the Urbit platform. Like Secure Scuttlebutt, Urbit is agent centric. It is a deterministic operating system designed to be the filter between a user and the online services they use. I last covered Urbit in 2016 and the ... Read More
March 3rd, 2019 by Legendface66
Joined by Dillon Chen of Commonwealth Labs
What is Edgeware Edgeware being developed by an entity called Commonwealth Labs Built on Parity’s Substrate Grandpa finality tool Onchain governance Scripting built in. Using Web Assembly (Wasm)
Building on Substrate People used to build their own web servers, now they use the cloud. People used to build new chains, now they can use Substrate. This enables builders to focus on the area of their expertise. One month after development b...Read More
February 5th, 2019 by Legendface66
Code as Scripture & Monastic Coordination Technologies
Spent most of teenage years playing ultima online Ran a gold farm aged 15 – 16, made considerable amount of money Involved in unspecified fringe groups Does not align with Libertarianism Interested in the potential of Bitcoin to disrupt institutions Hosted Bitcoin meetups in 2010 / 2011 for radical left, academics and Artists, non-technical CTO of Serpentine Galleries What is your primary interest in blockchain t...Read More
February 3rd, 2019 by Legendface66
The First Commercial Bank Startup “The big challenge is to get people using this on mass, deliver them something useful & a reason for doing it in the first place, and them keeping them using it . . . and I think this takes different technology and different tactics.”
Could you please explain the PHI protocol?
The narrative we’ve been told is that traditional fiat money isn’t backed by anything and it’s all gone to hell since we went off the gold standard Bitcoin on the oth...Read More
February 1st, 2019 by Legendface66
Amir Taaki Developed the first alternative bitcoin implementation First UK Bitcoin exchange Worked on Dark Wallet & Dark Market projects leading to open bazaar Join the YPG in Syria Is now Based in Barcelona
Is there a central problem that drives your actions? The main issue in society today is a social problem not an economic one. There is a fundamental lack of meaning in life We are participants in a giant machine
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
January 29th, 2019 by Legendface66
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What are your views on centralized control of monetary systems?
It can be viable in many situations for a time. Debt based systems require more debt to be created to pay its own interest. Over time this leads to collapse, especially in the presence of overspending by politicians. Ie. raising budget ceiling year after year. – creating more debt that there is money to pay it off. Fiscally responsible people could keep it running forever. We may be in an...Read More
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.Read More
December 12th, 2018 by Legendface66
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