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The premier Ergo podcast where we dive into the nitty-gritty details behind the blockchain project while putting a bow on top by making it understandable and fun.

With members of the greater Ergo community joining the podcast every episode, you’ll begin to feel at home as both the tech and the faces behind the avatars become familiar and approachable.

Discover what makes this cryptocurrency so unique, why Ergo has an edge in implementing and uncovering new protocols for decentralized financial applications, and how Ergo is set apart from the seemingly endless miasma of underwhelming nascent blockchain projects.

Ergo Cast Robert Kornacki

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The premier Ergo podcast where we dive into the nitty-gritty details behind the blockchain project while putting a bow on top by making it understandable and fun.

With members of the greater Ergo community joining the podcast every episode, you’ll begin to feel at home as both the tech and the faces behind the avatars become familiar and approachable.

Discover what makes this cryptocurrency so unique, why Ergo has an edge in implementing and uncovering new protocols for decentralized financial applications, and how Ergo is set apart from the seemingly endless miasma of underwhelming nascent blockchain projects.

    2020, Year in Review

    2020, Year in Review

    Following the short hiatus for the Summit, the Ergo Cast has returned to pass-down all fruitful news which Ergo has to offer!In today’s adventure, the show is lucky to have the joy of Alex Chepurnoy returning to help us understand what 2020 really meant for Ergo – what could the past year foreshadow for 2021?Robert, Ollie, and Alex, explore the foundations forged within the first two quarters of 2020 to then investigate the implications for the latter half of the year. As a result, discussion is placed on the quality of life within the environment itself and how it undoubtedly solidifies Ergo’s nature.As expected, this isn’t an episode to be missed.









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    Introduction & Greeting



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    Ergo’s Hygiene



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    Quality of Life



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    Research



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    Experience within Ergo



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    Avoiding the Crowd



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    Changed in dApp Manufacturing



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    Is 2021, the Prime?



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    Local Exchange Trading Systems



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    Foundations for Free Finance



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    Diligence in Development



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    Oracle Pools, Age, and the Industry



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    Reflecting on 2020



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    Wrapping Up



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    Further Reading



    SigmaverseIn-House Academic Papers2021: The Battlegrounds for Decentralised FinanceLocal Exchange Trading Systems on Top of ErgoErgoMixer, zK-Treasury, and Auction HouseThe AgeUSD ProtocolOracle PoolsErgo SummitErgoForum Digests







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    NiPoPoWs - Ergo Cast Episode #5

    NiPoPoWs - Ergo Cast Episode #5

    This episode marks number 5 within our journey to explore all realms that Ergo offers – and as usual aims to leave no stone unturned.For today’s show we have exclusive company, Dionysis Zindros, to assist us in explaining the technical landscape of Non-Interactive Proofs of Proof-of-Work, to which are more commonly abbreviated as NiPoPoWs.Dionysis takes a diligent approach for the Ergo Cast with an elaborate rundown of what Non-Interactive Proofs of Proof-of-Work truly are. Furthermore, Dionysis evaluates the operation, implementation, as well as impact that his primitive delivers upon. Furthermore, we unveil a brand-new piece of research that -as of yet- has never been shared publicly: log-space mining.Sit back, relax, and be prepared to absorb a thorough discussion upon a pinnacle of blockchain technology.







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    Introduction & Greeting



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    Thoughts Upon Ergo



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    Motivations for NiPoPoWs



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    What is a Proof, for a Proof of Work?



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    Proof Size & Suitability



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    Superblocks



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    Blockchain Sampling



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    Applicability in Proof of Stake



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    Hybrid Consensus Models



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    Advantages of NiPoPoW over PoPoS



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    Cross-Chain Communication



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    Are NiPoPoWs Fungible?



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    The FlyClient Primitive



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    Logarithmic-Space Mining



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    Further Sampling Methods



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    Looking at Velvet Forks



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    What About Sidechains?



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    Operation of Interoperability



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    Cross-Chain ICOs & Dapps



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    Future of Interoperability



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    Trustless Oracles



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    Closure & Outro



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    Further Reading



    Some of the pieces linked below are research-heavy and may seem daunting to venture through. However, reading only the abstract & glancing at a handful of chapters across all papers will add comfortability within deeper topics and assists in a thorough understanding of what we discussed in today’s episode.



    Non-Interactive Proofs of Proof-of-WorkNon-Interactive Proofs of Proof-of-Work Technical PaperErgo’s Consensus ProtocolThe Extended UTXO ModelSimplified Payment Verification (SPV)Generic Superlight Clients for Permissionless BlockchainsA Gas-Efficient Superlight Bitcoin Client in SolidityCompact Storage of Superblocks for NiPoPoW ApplicationsGrinding Attack (Precomputation Attack/Randomness Buying Attack) [Page 3]Coda: Decentralized Cryptocurrency at ScaleTwinsCoin: A Cryptocurrency via Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-StakeFlyClient – Super-Light Clients for CryptocurrenciesWhat are zk-SNARKs?What are zk-STARKs?What are Merkle Trees?A Wild Velvet Fork Appears: Inclusive Blockchain Protocol Changes in PracticeProof-of-Stake SidechainsProof-of-Work SidechainsSmart Contract Derivatives



    Enrichment



    Bulletproofs: Short Proofs for Confidential Transactions and MoreBulletproofs+: Shorter Proofs for Privacy-Enhanced Distributed LedgerChain InteroperabilityProofs of Proofs-of-Work with Sublinear ComplexityStake-Bleeding Attacks on Proof-of-Stake BlockchainsEverything is a Race and Nakamoto Always WinsProofs of Proofs-of-Work GitHub Repository
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Yoroi Wallet - Ergo Cast Episode #4

    Yoroi Wallet - Ergo Cast Episode #4

    Tune into Episode 4 of the Ergo Cast, the frontier for satiating your curiosity surrounding Ergo.In today’s show we have the pleasure of being accompanied by two core members of Emurgo, who will be walking us through all of the specifics relating to the latest substantial release for the Ergo ecosystem – Yoroi.Nico, CTO, and Sebastien, Co-VP of Engineering & Cardano PM, endure the heat for all the answers that the Ergo community need to understand the potential which Yoroi enables for them. The show starts off exploring the encompassing features which make Yoroi a gateway for decentralized financial applications, and steers towards the vision for the future that this release enhances.







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    Introduction & Greeting



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    Relationship Between Naming and Intention



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    Security Measures within Yoroi



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    Core Features for Ergo & Cardano Users



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    Multi-Pool Staking & Multi-Signature Transactions



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    Facilitating Features: Connectors, Staking Interface & Privacy



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    Privacy Infiltration in the Industry



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    Account Plates & Payment URLs



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    Bespoke & Open-Source



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    Implemented & Upcoming Features



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    Uniqueness in Comparison with Metamask



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    The Vision for Yoroi & Ergo



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    Erg Staking & Minting the Upcoming Stablecoin



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    The Erg-Collateralized Stablecoin Vs. Dai



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    Future NFTs & Ergo Auction House Integration



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    What is Seen for the Future of Yoroi, in Combination with Ergo?



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    Dapp Support & Development Tools for the Application



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    Projects in the Pipeline



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    Integration within Hardware Wallets



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    Are there More Assets to Come?



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    Upcoming Milestones, the Goguen & Voltaire Era



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    Closure & Outro



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    Further Reading



    Yoroi’s HomepageWhat is a Yoroi?Side-by-side comparison of Yoroi & DaedalusWhat makes Yoroi safe?Various exploits of MetamaskMore on Seed PhrasesInsight into NiPoPoWsYoroi as a gateway for ErgoIntroduction to StablecoinsNFTs on ErgoAn article on dApp support within Yoroi“The Cardano Mindmap”IOHK paper: “The Extended UTXO Model”Using Yoroi with Ledger devicesCardano’s roadmap







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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Decentralized Oracle Pools - Ergo Cast Episode #3

    Decentralized Oracle Pools - Ergo Cast Episode #3

    Welcome back! In today’s feature of the Ergo Cast we will be providing a top-down coverage of Ergo’s latest innovation: Decentralized Oracle Pools. To direct us on this journey we are lucky enough to have both minds behind this milestone, Robert Kornacki & Amitabh Saxena – who will explain each twist and turn that their new model has to offer.To provide further context we will also be changing pace and examining other topics within the wider ecosystem with a focus on ideas such as Price Feeds, Stablecoins, the Kiosk Library and to top it off – Cardano interoperability. Sit back, relax and tune into the UTXO revolution.







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    Why Oracle Pools?



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    Oracles against Smart Contracts



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    The Preparation Stage of an Oracle Pool



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    The Live Stage of an Oracle Pool



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    Punishments & Incentives



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    Data Authentication, Deviation & Integrity



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    Pool Confidence Hierarchies



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    Do Oracle Pools sit above a chain?



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    Oracle Pools & the Foundation of DeFi



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    Ergo’s Algorithmic Stablecoin



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    Chainlink Simply Can’t Link It



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    The Kiosk Development Tool for Ergo



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    Cardano Interoperability & the Future



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    Closure & Outro



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    Further Reading



    Oracle Pools RundownSpecification Specification Breakdown (YouTube) ErgoScript Design PatternsInteroperability – Non-Interactive Proofs of Proof-of-Work Emurgo Research – Governance, Stake Slashing, and Hierarchies Decentralised Financehttps://www.officialhacker.com/decentralized-finance-defi/ https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2020/09/guide-decentralized-finance-what-banks-need-know-perfcon Stablecoinshttps://hbr.org/2020/05/is-stablecoin-the-next-big-thing-in-e-commercehttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2425270 https://economicdynamics.org/meetpapers/2018/paper_1160.pdf The Kiosk Development Toolhttps://www.ergoforum.org/t/ergoscript-playground-using-kiosk/96 https://www.ergoforum.org/t/issuing-a-new-token-using-kiosk/234 Cardano Interoperabilityhttps://emurgo.io/en/blog/emurgo-to-partner-with-ergo-and-build-blockchain-based-decentralized-financial-solutions https://ergoplatform.org/en/blog/2020_06_11_emurgo_ergo/ https://www.techrepublic.com/article/emurgo-ergo-partnerships-new-product-for-developers-oracle-core/ Check out the research going on within Ergo!







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    • 1 hr 7 min
    2019 Year In Review - Ergo Cast Episode #2

    2019 Year In Review - Ergo Cast Episode #2

    In this episode we are joined by two great guests, Dmitry Meshkov & Alex Chepurnoy, two of the original core developers of Ergo to go through a 2019 year in review. We cover all of the major successes that Ergo, it’s community, and ecosystem have accomplished since mainnet launch in July 2019. Many topics are covered in this week’s episode, from Ergo’s new light wallet named CoinBarn, novel on-chain protocols + smart contacts, a coin/token standard on top of Ergo, all the way to a universal dApp interface & packaging standard. All topic timestamps are below, as well as a list of links to learn more about each one.







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    Ergo 2019 Asia Tour



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    Multi-Staged Smart Contracts in The UTXO Model



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    Interest-Free Loans on Ergo



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    Ergo Notary Tool



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    Ergo Crowdfunding CLI Tool + Smart Contract



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    Ergo Script P2S Playground



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    EIP-03: BIP-44 Standard on Ergo



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    EIP-04: Ergo Token Standard



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    Ergo-Mix: A Privacy Mixing Protocol



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    Oracles on Ergo



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    Kiosk



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    AppKit: Polyglot Library for Developing Ergo Applications



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    Auctions On Ergo



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    Proof of Activity



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    Universal dApp Interface and Packaging Standard



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    Ergo Coinbarn Light Wallet



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    Bypassing Non-Outsourceable Proof-of-Work Schemes



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    Further Reading



    Multi-Stage Contracts in The UTXO Model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3FlM_WOwBU Interest Free Loans Smart Contract: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/interest-free-loan-contract/67 Ergo Notary Command Line Tool: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/ergo-notary-command-line-tool/75 Ergo Crowdfunding CLI Tool: https://github.com/robkorn/ergo-crowdfunding-cli P2S Playground: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/ergo-p2s-playground/77 Ergo First Crowdfunding Campaign: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/simple-crowdfunding/70/16 EIP-03: BIP-44 Standard on Ergo: https://github.com/ergoplatform/eips/pull/1 EIP-04: https://github.com/ergoplatform/eips/blob/master/eip-0004.md Ergo Oracles: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/erg-usd-oracle-on-top-of-ergo/119 Kiosk: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/ergoscript-playground-using-kiosk/96 AppKit: https://github.com/aslesarenko/ergo-appkit First trial run of ErgoMix protocol: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/lets-play-with-ergomix/108 Auctions on Ergo: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/auctions-on-ergo/122 Zero Coupon Bonds: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/bonds-based-on-ergo-or-the-yield-protocol/128 Proof-of-Activity as a Smart Contract: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/proof-of-activity-as-a-smart-contract/132 Universal dApp Interface: https://www.ergoforum.org/t/universal-dapp-interface-package-standard/153 Ergo Typescript Library: https://github.com/coinbarn/ergo-ts CoinBarn Light Wallet: https://github.com/coinbarn/coinbarn-extension Bypassing Non-Outsourceable Proof-of-Work Schemes Using Collateralized Smart Contracts: https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/044







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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Understanding Ergo And Its History

    Understanding Ergo And Its History

    Curious to learn about what Ergo is, how it came to be, what does it even matter in this seemingly endless miasma of new blockchain projects? Well, you’re just in luck, in this episode of the Ergo Cast, we go in depth on what makes Ergo unique with guest Alex Chepurnoy, core developer of the Ergo Network. From smart contracts, formal verification, to pool-resistant PoW algorithm and on-chain governance, there is a lot that Ergo has to offer. Feel free to click through the following timestamps to get to jump right into the episode or scroll down to watch the video recording of this episode on YouTube.







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    Introduction



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    Science Behind Ergo



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    Ergo Smart Contracts at A High Level



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    Ergo’s ASIC & Pool Resistant PoW Algorithm



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    Summary of Numerous Innovations Ergo Implements



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    Ergo Smart Contract Successes



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    What Inspired You to Create Ergo in the First Place



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    How to Join The Ergo Community



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    Biggest Roadblock and Success in Launching Ergo



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    Who Is Ergo For?



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    Local Currencies on Ergo (Kenya Ex. Potential Use Case)



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    Blockchains Actually Becoming Useful & Why Ergo Exists



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    Closing Remarks



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    • 1 hr 8 min

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