Hashing It Out #1: Nick Johnson

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Part of the Bitcoin Podcast Network, we have a new show where we interview Nick Johnson of the Ethereum Foundation. He talks about the Ethereum Name Service (ENS). ENS is bringing human-understandable naming to address resources both on-chain and off-chain. Nick is incorporating a new non-profit organization to support the efforts to build out a decentralized system for creating and managing these names. In addition, we pull from his expertise as go-ethereum engineer to get his take on dapp usability, solidity language quirks, blockchain scaling, and our blockchain-driven future.

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Episode 34 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #34: Storj - Shawn Wilkinson & JT Olio

File storage has long been known as a centralized solution. Storj seeks to change this with their decentralized file storage and retrieval architecture. We'll go over their design, engineering goals, and challenges. We dive deep into how erasure codes can be used to mitigate replication requirements, how trust is managed on their decentralized platform, and how one can be incentivized to donate their storage space and bandwidth to the world through their network.

**Links** https://storj.io/ https://github.com/Storj/

Episode 33 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #33: Loom Network / Plasma Cash - Georgios Konstantopoulos

Plasma is one of the strongest candidates for Layer 2 scaling solutions. Since the Plasma whitepaper was released in August 2017, there's been a multitude of Plasma implementations experimenting with the idea. On this episode we feature Georgios Kosntantoploulos, Lead Researcher at Loom Network, to talk about Plasma, the different variations, and the future of scaling through Layer 2 solutions.

https://github.com/loomnetwork/plasma-paperhttps://www.gakonst.com/

Episode 32 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #32: Grid+ - Alex Miller & Karl Kreder

Grid+ is one of the most legitimate and exciting products utilizing blockchain in the space, so we're very excited to present Alex Miller (CTO) and Karl Kreder (VP Hardware) on our program. We discuss their line of blockchain appliances, how they're built, their design philosophies, and the challenges in building hardware for blockchains. We get to hear some of their thoughts on the future of blockchain and consensus protocols, and where they see the world moving into the future as decentralization becomes and adopted norm.

Episode 31 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #31: Pokt Network - Michael O'Rourke & Luis C. de Leon

This episode features Michael O'Rourke (CEO) and Luis C. de Leon (CTO) of Pocket. Pocket is a chain-agnostic decentralized AWS for blockchain full nodes. In a world where full nodes become more expensive to run, Pokt aims to have people host their nodes in their network by registering it with their Proof of Stake blockchain. Using Pokt tokens, someone can rent usage of the full node, using the node's stake as a guarantee of availability, removing the concern of maintaining one's own hardware (virtual or otherwise) to create a decentralized application.