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 61 · 4 months ago

Hashing It Out #61 – Solana – Anatoly Yakovenko

In today’s episode, Corey and Collin talk with Anatoly Yakovenko, the Co-Founder and CEO of Solana. Solana is a blockchain platform attempting to scale transactions without the need of sharding and we want to know how they plan to do it. Join us as we dive into their strategy, their current progress, and where they plan to go. We ask the right questions to get you to the right answers on how this technology works, so come listen and enjoy!

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Episode 60 · 4 months ago

Hashing It Out #60 – Balance Research – Arthur Gervais & Dominik Harz

This episode Corey and Collin bring on the academics Arthur Gervais and Dominik Harz from Imperial College London. They discuss a new protocol that attempts to reduce the required financial deposits for various mechanisms in a way that does not reduce security. In other words, it is an attempt to help with over-collateralization, which could save investors a lot of money! As always, we get into the weeds to try and figure out exactly how it works, and where it is best used. Come listen and enjoy!

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Episode 93 · 4 months ago

Hashing It Out #93 - Sigma Prime Mehdi Zerouali

Corey and John speak with Mahdi Zerouali of Sigma Prime on how ETH 2 is going to look like for users of Ethereum.

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Episode 92 · 5 months ago

Hashing It Out #92 - DefiSafety - Rex Hygate

Today, Corey and John talk with Rex Hygate, head of DefiSafety, a company seeking to perform process quality audits on Smart Contracts in the Ethereum Community. This novel process helps is an attempt to bridge the gap between security between the community and the projects they interact with.

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