Hashing It Out #76- Namebase.io Tieshun Roquerre

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Handshake is a decentralized, permissionless naming protocol where every peer is validating and in charge of managing the root DNS naming zone with the goal of creating an alternative to existing Certificate Authorities and naming systems. Names on the internet (top level domains, social networking handles, etc.) ultimately rely upon centralized actors with full control over a system which are relied upon to be honest, as they are vulnerable to hacking, censorship, and corruption. Handshake aims to experiment with new ways the internet can be more secure, resilient, and socially useful with a peer-to-peer system validated by the network’s participants.

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Episode 15 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #15: Ryan John King and Kristoffer Josefsson – FOAM

We discuss with Ryan and Kristoffer from FOAM about their protocol which verifies location in a blockchain. Their innovative protocol uses LoRa, blockchain consensus, and a triangulation mechanism called Proof of Location to verify an agents location at a certain point in time. Using their proposed Crypto Spatial Standard, entities can report their location to the blockchain which agent devices known as "anchors" verify for use in consensus applications. Truly amazing technology with massive implications!

Episode 14 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #14: Thaer Khawaja - Masari

On this compelling broadcast, we interview Thaer Khawaja, creator of Masari protocol. Masari is an early-stage cryptocurrency which derives its ideas from Monero to provide transaction privacy. Masari has the additional goal of scalability and is developing its own method of partitioning a blockchain called the block tree, which hopes to enable dynamic scaling on the chain. We go over the idea of block tree, some of the challenges it hopes to address, the challenges to be faced on the Masari roadmap, and the motivations behind developing a new coin.

https://getmasari.org/

https://github.com/masari-project

https://twitter.com/masaricurrency

Episode 13 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #13: Logan Brutsche – Crypto Primitives Class

Today Corey and Collin talk with Logan Brutsche, the creator of ToastyCoin, about the concept of “cryptoeconomic primitives.” He is setting up an academy to walk people through what those are, and how to start making them in a collaborative manner to push the blockchain community forward in a secure and safe manner. Come listen and learn, then join his academy and learn more.

Links:  – Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/8smqe0/creating_useful_dapps_is_easier_than_people_think/ – Website: http://cpacademy.io/

Episode 12 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #12: Full Casper Chain v2 - Casper + Sharding

A set of notes were just released for a revised version of the Casper protocol which merges its goals with sharding research. It uses a beacon chain to behave as a source of randomness with the RANDAO being central to that chain. This enables a commitee of validators to be selected for validating individual shards rather than the entire chain and sign it using BLS signatures. Corey Petty and Collin Cusce discuss these notes and try to suss out what this means for Ethereum if it were implemented.

https://notes.ethereum.org/SCIg8AH5SA-O4C1G1LYZHQ?view#Beacon-chain-state-transition-function

https://github.com/randao/randao

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1710.09437.pdf