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Cryptoeconomics with Vlad Zamfir

A cryptocurrency has a distributed ledger called a blockchain. The blockchain keeps track of every transaction that occurs across the cryptocurrency. This blockchain must stay up-to-date and verified–which requires someone in the network to do that validation. Bitcoin and Ethereum…

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Ethereum Platform with Preethi Kasireddy

Ethereum is a decentralized transaction-based state machine. Ethereum was designed to make smart contracts more usable for developers. Smart contracts are decentralized programs that usually allow for some a transaction between the owner of the contract and anyone who would…

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DAO Hack with Matt Leising

The Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) was a digital form of venture capital. It was an ambitious idea–to provide a new decentralized business model for organizing corporations on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Few people in the crypto community were opposed…

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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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