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    The Ether Review #54 — Demian Brenner of Open Zeppelin

    February 3rd, 2017 by Arthur S. Falls

    In Brief: If there is one thing we learned in 2016 it’s that building a secure, stable, decentralized application is difficult. One of the responses to the problem has been the Open Zeppelin smart contract framework.

    Open Zeppelin is really a community of developers 300 strong. Collectively they have built the framework over time in a similar fashion to Truffle or Dapple. In addition to maintaining the Open Zeppelin framework, the community audits smart contract deployments like the Golem, ...

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    The Ether Review #53 — Dan Boneh, Master Cryptographer

    January 14th, 2017 by Arthur S. Falls

    In Brief: From better signature schemes for blockchains, to quantum preparedness, to novel cryptography like zero knowledge proofs and threshold signatures, Dan Boneh takes us on a tour of cryptography in our age.

    Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, Dan Boneh, has been working in the field of cryptography for over 25 years. During which time he has co-developed a signature scheme known as BLS Signatures. This was an opportunity to have some real questions answered, or more a...

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    The Ether Review #52 — Arcade City is Back on the Road

    January 7th, 2017 by Arthur S. Falls

    In Brief: In spite of the tumultuous public life of it’s founder, the sharing economy project is evolving and moving forward rapidly. We’ve just seen the end of a successful token launch and an all star advisory board informing new leadership fronting a strong dev team. Arcade City is back on the road.

    Three members of the post-Chris David team: Bernd Lapp, Michael Thuy, and Stephan Ponnet discuss the status and future roadmap of Arcade City. What was once thought of only as a ride sharin...

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    The Ether Review #51 — Hack Ether Camp: There Can be Only One

    December 20th, 2016 by Arthur S. Falls

    In Brief: Round 2 of the biggest hackathon in blockchain is nearing it's apex. On the 22nd of December a winner will be announced. Today the man behind the hack.ether.camp virtual accelerator, Roman Mandeleil looks back over the last two months of competition and explains how the platform operates. Then we hear from some of the leading contestants:

    Once artchain has been established, the art market can be securitized, which has heretofore been an impossibility. This is the Blockchain Revoluti...

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    The Ether Review #50 — Tezos, Forkless Protocol Upgrades

    December 12th, 2016 by Arthur S. Falls

    In Brief: Tezos is a blockchain based smart contract platform that incorporates protocol level governance, modular design, and a functional scripting language. Pretty much the shopping list of features the Ethereum community is looking for. Yes, Yes, I know this is supposed to be a show about Ethereum, but examining emerging platforms is the best way to understand what the people with the deepest understanding would like to see changed in the protocol.

    Tezos is modular, designed to enable dr...

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    The Ether Review #49 - Digital Markets and Steemfest

    December 1st, 2016 by Arthur S. Falls

    In today's episode we compare two books by William Mougayar: Opening Digital Markets (1997), and The Business Blockchain(2016). We also discuss the Steemfest conference which took place in Amsterdam last month.

    William Mougayar is an entrepreneur, venture advisor and angel investor, who previously held senior positions at Hewlett-Packard and Cognizant. He is the founder of Startup Management (http://startupmanagement.org/) where he blogs and curates on start-ups and the cryptocurrency economy...

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    The Ether Review <5:00 - Polkadot & Melonport

    November 25th, 2016 by Arthur S. Falls

    In Brief: Melon is a protocol and asset management software suite for setting up and managing portfolios containing cryptocurrencies. It achieves this through the use of the Polkadot blockchain network.

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    Polkadot, designed by Gavin Wood, is like an internet of blockchains. It is the communication protocol that Melon needed to manage digital assets across multiple blockchains. Right now there is no safe way to give the ability to secure and manage digital assets to another e...

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    The Ether Review #48 - Tracking A Hacker

    November 20th, 2016 by Arthur S. Falls

    In Brief: The DAO hacker and Geth attacker have left a trail of evidence that can provide high quality identifying information about their persons.

    Bok Khoo is an actuary in the finance industry and software enthusiast. Recently Bok has turned his interest toward blockchain forensics. In particular tracing malicious actors on the Ethereum network.

    www.bokconsulting.com.au/blog/100-tri…in-shanghai/ www.bokconsulting.com.au/blog/the-ong…eum-attacks/ www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/commen…w...

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    The Ether Review #47 — Epic Infrastructure in China

    November 15th, 2016 by Arthur S. Falls

    In Brief: Chinese multinational, Wanxiang Group, has purchased over 700 hectares of land on which to build a smart city where it plans to experiment with blockchain based organizational systems.

    Wanxiang Group is a Chinese multinational focused primarily on automotive parts manufacturing. Recently Wanxiang has been moving into finance and agriculture. Now, with the establishment of the Wanxiang Blockchain Labs research organization and Fenbushi Capital investment fund, Wanxiang is making big...

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    The Ether Review #46 - Curtis Yarvin & Galen Wolfe-Pauly on Urbit

    November 7th, 2016 by Arthur S. Falls

    Sometimes the urge to layer in-jokes into a podcast title is impossible to resist. . . and then 24hrs later you change it.

    The effort to understand the significance of type based and functional programming languages led me to the Urbit project. This attempt to re-design the internet is one of a number of technologies that have evolved alongside blockchain and address some of the same problems. The Urbit developer's focus on mechanical perfection is a sensibility worth observing.

    The first ...

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