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.




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Episode 19 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #19: Gitcoin - Kevin Owocki

We talk with Kevin Owocki, co-founder of Gitcoin. No joke, this episode is compelling. Gitcoin is a decentralized application which incentives open source contributors with bounties for bugs and features. Kevin tells us about the creation of Gitcoin, how their incentive models work, their architecture, and their alternate funding mechanism for open source projects, CodeFund. We then take a trip to Jupiter and dream of the future of decentralization, theorycrafting what that world will look like and what we need to build to get there. Exciting topics!

Episode 18 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #18: Origin Protocol - Stan James

In this episode we talk with Stan James, Lead Engineer at Origin Protocol. They are building a mechanism for completely decentralized market listings and purchasing using Ethereum smart contracts. We go over the design, the tools, and the integration pathways for Origin, the challenges faced in designing this protocol, and the layer 2 solutions which improve the service of messaging buyers and sellers in a listing.

Episode 17 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #17: Modular - Chris Brown & Will Dias

We talk to Modular's Chris Brown and Will Dias about their work building libraries for the Ethereum community. These guys are doing some very amazing work directed at financial institutions. Using their libraries, developers can build applications secure in the vetting process the Modular group implements. We talk about their approach of using Solidity libraries rather than smart contract templates, how dapp developers can and should integrate these libraries into their code, and what security concerns are addressed using their system.

Episode 16 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #16: Fr8 Protocol Team

Fr8 Protocol is a startup which is creating a standard communication layer to facilitate supply chain logistics using blockhcain as the truth mechanism. This early-stage startup has designed their protocol for improved track and trace, trustless exchange, and network resiliency and is partnering to integrate their protocol into IoT devices. We discuss with their team about the challenges in the space and what they hope their protocol will provide to the world, as well as how such a protocol can be managed trustlessly going forward.