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November 7th, 2016 by Legendface66
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.
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8,245 viewsNovember 3rd, 2016 by Legendface66
In many ways still a frontier nation, Australia's style of innovation is practical and direct. Three of the startups covered in todays interviews come from industries outside of tech, each looking to blockchain to solve a problem unique to their industries. Finhaus Labs, a research and consulting team offers supporting services and friendly advice to these, and the rest of the local blockchain business community.
Interviews: Nick Addison, Finhaus Labs Connor Svendsen, independent
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7,016 viewsOctober 21st, 2016 by Legendface66
Core samples from oil wells can be worth more than gold. BHP Billiton, one of the largest mining companies in the world, is piloting a program to track their custodianship and provenance using IPFS and Ethereum.
Not only is this an interesting use case, but it is also the first time we have seen a production deployment of both IPFS and Ethereum.
If you would like to contact Tyler, please email me at the address mentioned in the podcast.
6,709 viewsOctober 18th, 2016 by Legendface66
Dominic Williams is a cryptographic researcher focussed on scaling and the representation of real world assets in digital form. Dfinity, Dominic’s infinitely scalable virtual machine, is simple, and extremely powerful.
This is the third time I’ve interviewed Dominic. The first was for the final episode of Beyond Bitcoin. Dominic enters at the 1hr 32min mark to explain Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance. The second was in February 2016 on The Ether Review to discuss his work on synthetic ...Read More
7,612 viewsOctober 13th, 2016 by Legendface66
What is the Ethereum Virtual Machine, what design trends and decisions influence its operation and what does that mean for Ethereum the platform?
Today we dive deep. There is a debate around whether the flexibility of the imperative paradigm of programming language design or the verifiability of the functional paradigm are more appropriate for the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Martin is in the functional camp which he believes can make Ethereum a more robust and powerful platform. The EVM itself ...Read More
7,098 viewsOctober 8th, 2016 by Legendface66
Between August 24th-26th, a group of leaders in blockchain thought, business, and advocacy met at the Tapscott’s lodge in Muskoka, Canada.
The goal of the meeting was to discuss strategies of stewardship and governance of the blockchain space. Currently, the Chamber of Digital Commerce is the most prominent advocacy group.
Founder & President, Perianne Boring joined Don and Alex Tapscott, on the eve of the event to discuss their goals.Read More
7,289 viewsSeptember 30th, 2016 by Legendface66
Zooko Wilcox has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko’s Triangle”, Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and SPHINCS. He is also the Founder and CEO of Least Authority. He sometimes blogs about health science.
In recent years, progress in the area of zero knowledge proofs has made it possible to construct a blockchain whose miners can verify transactions, o...Read More
6,389 viewsSeptember 23rd, 2016 by Legendface66
Blockchain is a recent innovation, cryptocurrency is not. From the mid 80s to the end of the Dot Com Boom in the late 90s, cryptographers and developers tackled many of the problems we are encountering today in this new era of digital currency.
Pelle Braendgaard is a veteran search engine webmaster (AltaVista) and participant in the cryptocurrency space of the early nineties. Back then, the Crypto Finance Conference, held in Aguila was the epicenter of the community. A tremendous amount of p...Read More
5,758 viewsSeptember 20th, 2016 by Legendface66
Jaan Tallinn is the founder of Skype and Kazaa and long time angel investor. More recently, Jaan has concerned himself with preventing the destruction of humanity. Strong Artificial intelligence is the least understood of threats and this is Jaan's chief concern.
Ascended Economy Meditations on Moloch cser.org futureoflife.org
Content: Jaan Tallinn, Siri, Arthur Falls
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5,845 viewsSeptember 15th, 2016 by Legendface66
Crypto guru Emin Gün Sirer wraps up the DAO hack and hard fork. While the entire episode is over for the main Ethereum chain, some questions remain unanswered. After speaking with Emin, the intrigue seems to have only deepened.
Content: Emin Gün Sirer, Arthur FallsRead More