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Tague Griffith Avatar Brian Behlendorf Avatar Monty Widenius Avatar The Changelog #278

Blockchains and Databases at OSCON

The Changelog #278 - We went back into the archives to conversations we had around blockchains and databases at OSCON 2017. We talked with Monty Widenius (creator of MariaDB), Brian Behlendorf (Executive Director of Hyperledger), and Tague Griffith (Head of Developer Advocacy at Redis Labs). Business Source License (BSL) is there to be a bridge between closed source and open source. - Monty Widenius

logged by @jerodsanto 2017-12-15T14:58:45.396558Z permalink #blockchain #database

Preethi Kasireddy

Fundamental Challenges with Public Blockchains

Preethi does a great job of bringing some sanity to the (somewhat justified) hype around Ethereum and friends: blockchains have several major technical barriers that make them impractical for mainstream use today... it could be many years before trustless systems are ready for mainstream use at scale. We discussed these issues with Preethi in-depth at the tail end of The Changelog #277.

logged by @jerodsanto 2017-12-11T21:55:00.006881Z permalink #blockchain Icon

What Is a Blockchain Smart Contract?

If you're new to or learning more about blockchain, this is a great post that breaks down the semantics of what a blockchain smart contract is and is not. Mike Bursell: The first thing to know about blockchain smart contracts is that there isn't a contract, they aren't smart, nor are they necessarily on a blockchain. Smart contracts could, I suppose, be smart, but for me, that means complex and able to react to unexpected or unlikely situations. I think that people call them "smart" because they're embodied in code.

logged by @adamstac 2017-12-11T20:46:00.009851Z permalink #blockchain

Preethi Kasireddy Avatar The Changelog #271

My Roadmap to Become a Blockchain Engineer with Preethi Kasireddy

Preethi Kasireddy, a self-employed blockchain and smart contract Engineer, joined the show to talk about why she left the best job in the world at Andreessen Horowitz on the deal team, how she got entrepreneurship envy, the roadmap she laid out in 2015 and where she's at today as an engineer, her excitement for blockchain-based technologies, and why blockchains don't scale.

logged by @logbot 2017-11-08T20:00:00Z permalink #blockchain

Chris Beams Avatar The Changelog #269

Bisq, the Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange with Chris Beams

Chris Beams joins the show to talk about Bisq, the P2P decentralized Bitcoin exchange and open-source desktop application that allows you to buy and sell bitcoins in exchange for national currencies, or alternative crypto currencies. We get some background on the issues faced by crypto exchanges like CoinBase, and the now defunkt Mt. Gox. We discuss whether or not Bitcoin is a censorship resistant payment system and what it means to have anonymous transaction currency options. Bisq also has an interesting white paper about its own DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) to support its contributors and we discuss that in detail at the end of the episode.

logged by @logbot 2017-11-03T16:00:00Z permalink #cryptocurrency #blockchain

Anna Derbakova Avatar Spotlight #4

Blockchain and Hyperledger with Anna Derbakova

In this episode of Spotlight recorded at All Things Open 2016, Adam talked with Anna Derbakova from IBM after her jam packed talk on Blockchain and Hyperledger about the fundamentals of blockchain, how this technology is revolutionizing finance, banking, IoT, supply chains, manufacturing, and any other applications out there that can benefit from a "smart contract", The Hyperledger Project, and the exciting opportunities that exist in the future for blockchains.

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