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Charles Hoskinson: Cardano – A Third Generation Smart Contract Blockchain

Episode Summary

We are joined by Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of IOHK, who walked us through the plans and motivations for Cardano, a third generation blockchain system with an internal cryptocurrency called Ada. We talked extensively about the decentralized governance challenges of blockchains and how Cardano seeks to address them. We also covered Ouroboros, Cardano's Proof of Stake algorithm, as well as the plans to apply the K framework in smart contract execution.

Episode Notes

We are joined by Charles Hoskinson, who played an early role in developing Ethereum and BitShares, and is currently the CEO of IOHK. IOHK is an engineering company that undertakes cryptocurrency research, contributes development efforts to the Ethereum Classic ecosystem, and is spearheading the release of Cardano – a third generation blockchain protocol. IOHK has made the news recently after the publication of fundamental research papers on the Proofs of Proof of Work and the Ouroboros PoS algorithm, and its recruitment of highly rated academics.

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This episode is hosted by Meher Roy and Sunny Aggarwal. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/234