Ethereum Q&A: Light clients, EVM, and Mist

Marcus asks, “Why would one use Metamask, MyEtherWallet, or MyCrypto?” “Is it just that they can hold multiple Ethereum-based tokens, or do they have more useful capabilities?” Metamask, MyEtherWallet, and MyCrypto are three lightweight clients and wallets. They don’t just implement wallet functionality. They make the Web3 Javascript interface available… in your browser, that allows applications (DApps) to run and access the Ethereum network. Through this wallet, [you can] create…

Bitcoin Q&A: Lightning Network game theory

“Can the Lightning Network rules be changed and updated easily, unlike [the Bitcoin blockchain], which requires super-majority consensus (almost everyone must agree) for simultaneous upgrade?” “Can groups of users use different variations of the channel rules and form a separate sub-network, with or without maintaining compatibility to the entire Lightning Network?” That is a really great question. The Lightning Network rules can be changed and upgraded quite easily. Lightning is…

Milken PROBLEM SOLVING

Thank you for joining us we are here to talk about the block chain my name is Satoshi Nakamoto I’m actually I’m Mark Hochstein I’m the editor in chief of American banker Before we dive in how many people here in the room first heard the word blockchain within the last 12 months? pretty good number of people Leanne My names Leanne Kemp I’m the founder and CEO of everledger….

Bitcoin Q&A: Exchanges, identity, and surveillance

‘Given the current status of Bitcoin and other open blockchains, how can users who purchase their BTC on an exchange, exposing all of their [personal information], protect their privacy and anonymity? Especially when governments have very sophisticated tools such as Chainanalysis. Should there be infrastructure and a paradigm shift on how users switch their assets from fiat to crypto?’ This is a great question. Right now, it’s actually very difficult…

Understand how bitcoin works in just over 3 minutes | Elevator Pitch

Do you know what blockchain is? Not really. Do you know what Bitcoin is? Sort of. It’s digital money that people use computers to mine and it’s worth heaps and it’s really unstable and it might be the way of the future and I think bitcoins are made with blockchain. Err.. I’m going to ask a computer scientist to break it down for me in a time it takes an…

Australian Banknotes – Stakeholder Engagement

Australian Banknotes – Stakeholder Engagement

The Reserve Bank has a responsibility to maintain the public’s confidence in Australia’s banknotes. That confidence can take two forms. Security, making sure that the banknote you have is genuine. And functionality, you want to know that when you take your banknote out to conduct a transaction that it’s going to be accepted. Increasingly, we’re using machines in our transactions. They can be ATMs, they can be self-service checkouts and…

Bitcoin Q&A: Wallet design and mass adoption

“What conditions should the ideal wallet meet?” That is a question which can only be answered if I understand your particular requirements. There is no perfect wallet for everyone. Wallets serve different purposes better than others. It depends on what you are trying to achieve. It is a bit like asking, “What is better, a Ferrari or an agricultural tractor? The [answer] depends on what you are trying to do….

Why Open Blockchains Matter

[Music] Hi! Wow… Oh my god. This is quite amazing. I’m really excited to be here at this conference. I’m so excited to be talking to all of you, who apparently are developers? That’s what it says back there on the screen. I assume it’s true. How many people in this room have used open-source software? [Audience raises hands] Trick question! I’m just trying to get you to warm up…

Bitcoin Q&A: From barter to abstract money

[AUDIENCE] I have a two-part question. Both are related to social norms. Before digital currency and before centrally control currencies, people [would] barter, still even today. I see that Bitcoin will perhaps promote more of that barter of services, in exchange for bitcoin. That is one question: is this really nothing but to promote more barter of services across the globe? The second question is, given the bitcoin currency requires…