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 10 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #10: TrueBit - Harley Swick

TrueBit is one of the more impressive decentralized projects, and we're really excited to have had the chance to interview Harley Swick, core developer on the project. We talk to him about TrueBit, how it works, it's significance, how it differentiates itself from other off-chain computation projects. We go over some of the many, many applications of decentralized off-chain computation projects and how they can improve world resource utilization. Amazing and really exciting stuff!

https://truebit.io/

https://medium.com/truebit

https://twitter.com/truebitprotocol

https://twitter.com/hdswick

Episode 9 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #9: Rick Dudley

The prodigious Rick Dudley talks with us about his work as a consensus subject matter expert. He lends us his experience and wisdom in consulting for the creation of Byzantine Fault Tolerant systems. We also delve into what it takes to build a completely decentralized public data storage system and why it's such a difficult problem.

Episode 8 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #8: Mahnush Movahedi

We talk with Mahnush Movahedi of DFINITY to explain the fundamental innovation behind DFINITY's consensus system. She explains how threshold relay works, how groups are determined in consensus, and how cryptographic deterministic randomness drive consensus as a fast and light-weight substitute for Proof of Work. We learn about how this impacts the architecture for state and network protocol design. This episode really shows why Mahnush, a PhD Yale postdoctoral computer scientist with a focus on multiparty computation, would choose DFINITY as the project to join to innovate on consensus protocols.

https://dfinity.org/scholarships - DFINITY Scholarship Program https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.04548 - DFINITY Consensus System

Episode 7 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #7: MIMIR Blockchain Solutions

On this stupendous episode of Hashing It Out, we touch base with Hunter Prendergast and Forrest Marshall of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions about the technology behind their multi-chain blockchain service provider system. They discuss some of the economics behind developing their staking mechanism for ensuring trust in their network. We get into some of the challenges their system is tackling and it's unique approach which sets it apart from Layer 2 scaling solutions that exist.