Episode 6 · 2 years ago
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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Episode 14 · 2 years ago
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.
Episode 13 · 2 years ago
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
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.
Episode 11 · 2 years ago
In this episode, we dive into NuCypher. NuCypher is an encryption library for managing key access on decentralized networks. We talk about proxy re-encryption, how access is granted, and the creation of their node network. We also discuss the topic of fully homomorphic encryption and the role of privacy in future decentralized applications.