Hashing It Out #6: Stuart Popejoy

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This week's episode features Stuart Popejoy, founder of the Kadena, creator of the Pact smart contract language, and engineer/designer of the Chainweb blockchain protocol. We go in-depth on design decisions for Pact, how language simplicity impacts the security and adoption of second generation blockchains, how formal verification can be used to improve certainty in smart contracts, and the over-emphasis of Turing completeness for a very domain-specific language such as smart contracts. We go into the design behind Chainweb, an unboundedly scalable Proof of Work blockchain architecture, which expects to reach a whopping 10,000 tx/sec (864,000,000 tx/day) on its first year of release.

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Hashing It Out-#69 - OpenLIbra - Lucas Geiger and Zaki Manian

This episode Corey and Collin Bring on Lucas Geiger and Zaki Manian to talk about OpenLibra. OpenLibra is a technology platform and currency for financial inclusion, and it is definitely not run by Facebook. We want to figure out what their goals are and how they plan to achieve them. As always we dive in and have an interesting conversation, enjoy!

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Hashing It Out #68 - Sergi Delgado - Whatsat and Lightning Network

Today's episode we return from a holiday break to discuss an instant messaging proof of concept on the Lightning Network called Whatsat with Sergi Delgado from PISA Research. We talk about how it works, its limitations, what could be built from it. This then leads into specifics about the lightning network itself, and then issues with the broader ecosystem. Enjoy!

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Episode 67 · 6 months ago

Hashing It Out #67-Optimistic Rollups - John Adler

Layer 2 scaling solutions have gone through a lot of iterations and disappointing conclusions in the past few years. There is a newer solution, which is boasting some positive (and safe) results: Optimistic Rollups. John Adler, Blockchain Researcher at Consensys, speaks on the history of Layer 2 solutions and describes Optimistic Rollups and how they may help with blockchain scaling.

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Episode 66 · 1 year ago

Hashing It Out #66 - Trueblocks - Thomas Jay Rush

The Ethereum ecosystem is very attractive to creators and data analysts, attracting tops engineers with its novel set of problems. Thomas Jay Rush, CEO of TrueBlocks.io is one such mind. He saw a problem with Ethereum's accounting and built a suite of tools to enable highly-details and lightning fast dives into the data of Ethereum, allowing users to find information about anything their address has touched. This is a far more compelling problem than most realize, and T.J. gives a great look into the design required to make such a service fast and responsive.  

  • http://trueblocks.io
  • https://medium.com/@tjayrush
  • https://twitter.com/quickblocks
  • http://github.com/Great-Hill-Corporation/trueblocks-core