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Coinbase Antifraud with Soups Ranjan

Coinbase is a platform for buying and selling digital currency: bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. Every payments company deals with fraud, but a cryptocurrency company has a harder job than most payments companies, because bitcoin transactions are anonymous and non-reversible. This…

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Ethereum price and why Ethereum will be bigger than Bitcoin

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What is Ethereum?

Companion Document: https://medium.com/@ethereumproject/4… Ethereum is a platform that makes it possible for any developer to write and distribute next-generation decentralized applications. Borrowing the concept of distributed consensus and cryptographic proof that makes cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin so effective in trustless…

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Blockchain Applications with Mike Goldin

Cryptocurrencies are not only a financial instrument–they are a new platform for building applications. The blockchain allows for new solutions to digital property management, micropayments, hedge fund incentives, and ad fraud. The cryptocurrency platforms with the most traction are Bitcoin…

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Coin Center with Peter Van Valkenburgh

Blockchain technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have not impacted the lives of most consumers today. The theoretical breakthroughs that blockchain enables will eventually happen–I will be able to pay 1 cent to a knowledge worker in Africa without having to…

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Ethereum with Gavin Wood

“Nature, technology, and society ultimately will favor the more efficient, the better working systems.” Ethereum is a decentralized platform for applications that are guaranteed to run exactly as expected via smart contracts. Gavin Wood is a Co-founder and the Director…

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Cryptofinancial Security with David Schwartz of Ripple Labs

Ripple’s secure payment infrastructure puts distributed systems security theory to a real-world test. David Schwartz is Chief Cryptographer for Ripple Labs. Questions How does Ripple use simulation to avoid potential faults in the system? How is Ripple’s consensus algorithm different from…

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Ethereum Skepticism with Stephan Tual, CCO of Ethereum

Ethereum reporting in the podcast media shows a large hype-to-substance ratio. Technical and financial criticisms facing Ethereum are as real as those faced by bitcoin. This episode is a departure from Databases Week.   Stephan Tual is CCO of Ethereum…

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Bitcoin: Fundamental Answers

Bitcoin was underestimated at the start of the week: “Bitcoin” is the naive marketing envoy, the minimum viable decentralized application, the introductory transaction vehicle for distributed, decentralized databases. The revolutionary technology is blockchain. This revolution is rooted in our global culture’s…

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Ethereum with Aaron Davis

Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud, or third-party interference. Aaron Davis works on MetaMask, which brings Ethereum apps to the web browser. In this…

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