The podcast covers fundamentals, technologies, and latest developments of the Blockchain ecosystem. It offers a technical deep-dive and context for emerging technologies in the Blockchain and Crypto landscape.
Talking Scalability, Side Chains, and Interoperability with Charles Hoskinson
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.
Cardano Overview by Charles Hoskinson
Introduction into Side Chains
Cardano Paper on Side Chains
Is the Blockchain GDPR compliant?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.