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Talking Scalability, Side Chains, and Interoperability with Charles Hoskinson

Talking Scalability, Side Chains, and Interoperability with Charles Hoskinson

March 4, 2019

Charles Hoskinson, the co-founder of Ethereum and founder of the Cardano project discusses how to build a blockchain made for scalability and interoperability using research-based development. Charles also gives an introduction into Side Chains and how IOHK, the company building the Cardano platform, approaches this new field of research.

Shownotes

Cardano Overview by Charles Hoskinson

Introduction into Side Chains

Cardano Paper on Side Chains

Charles' Twitter

Charles' Telegram

Is the Blockchain GDPR compliant?

Is the Blockchain GDPR compliant?

December 27, 2018

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect on the 25th of May, 2018. For not complying, the fees are up to 20 million Euro. This is why Peter goes through the regulations that effect Blockchain and how you can become compliant (probably). No legal advice, but good old speculation will give you an overview of what GDPR is and what to look out for.

How to improve Privacy on the Blockchain?

How to improve Privacy on the Blockchain?

December 27, 2018

Peter talks through the current state of privacy on the Bitcoin blockchain and presents different methods of increasing said privacy. Topics include CoinJoin, Mixers, TumbleBit, Confidential Transactions and Schnorr Signatures.

What are Wallets?

What are Wallets?

December 27, 2018

Peter talks about different types of wallets and their security. The underlying technology of hierarchical deterministic (HD) wallets is discussed as well as Full Node and Simplified Payment Verification (SPV) wallets.

How to scale the Blockchain?

How to scale the Blockchain?

December 27, 2018

Peter discussed the hot topic of how to scale the Blockchain. He talks about SegWit, Blocksize and the Lightning Network and explains how SegWit and Lightning work in detail.

What are Consensus Protocols?

What are Consensus Protocols?

December 27, 2018

In the second episode, Peter talks about the Proof of Work and Proof of Stake consensus protocols. The importance of consensus protocols are explained and Peter goes into detail with PoW and PoS.

What is Blockchain?

What is Blockchain?

December 27, 2018

The first episode defines Blockchain and explain its core features and characteristics. Peter explains how transactions and blocks are created and added to the Blockchain.