Explain Blockchain show

Explain Blockchain

Summary: Short episodes explaining Blockchain and Bitcoin concepts in plain English. Topics include the fundamentals, technologies, and latest developments in the Blockchain ecosystem.

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 05 - How to improve Privacy on the Blockchain? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:02

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.

 04 - What are Wallets? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:37

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.

 03 - How to scale the Blockchain? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:51

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. Recommended Resources Good Article on Scaling the Blockchain: https://goo.gl/btpqRZ Technical Intro to Lightning Network: https://goo.gl/hc3dRJ Approachable Intro to Lightning Network: https://goo.gl/hNd7ww

 02 - What are Consensus Protocols? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:41

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. Resources: Inventor of Proof of Work: http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~naor/PAPERS/pvp.ps Ethereum FAQ to Proof of Stake: https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/Proof-of-Stake-FAQ

 01 - What is Blockchain? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:52

Unsurprisingly, the Blockchain is the topic of the first ever Explain Blockchain episode. The technology is explained in broad terms followed by a deep-dive into the details of transactions and block creation.

 00 - Introduction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:40

Brief introduction into motivation behind the podcast and what you can expect in the upcoming episodes. 

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