Blockchain technology promised a fairer world, where value could be shared freely across all borders, in a transparent and secure manner, excluding no one.
However, immature technology, currency volatility and the complexity and cost of blockchain technology have been hindering the large scale adoption of blockchain. Until now.
Algorand and Cosmos are joining together for a night of drinks and discussion around the technology that is bringing blockchain to its full potential. We invite developers, researchers and blockchain enthusiasts to join us for a deep dive in the core technology of both platforms.
Admissions if free, but space is limited so make sure to save your spot!
Algorand, Inc. [www.algorand.com] is an open source permissionless public blockchain based on a pure proof-of-stake consensus protocol—the first of its kind to support the scale, open participation, and transaction finality for billions of users. Backed by a renowned team of researchers and business leaders, Algorand overcomes the decentralization, security, and scalability barriers that have undermined mainstream blockchain adoption until now.
Cosmos [https://cosmos.network/] is a decentralized network of independent parallel blockchains, each powered by BFT consensus algorithms like Tendermint consensus. In other words, Cosmos is an ecosystem of blockchains that can scale and interoperate with each other. Before Cosmos, blockchains were siloed and unable to communicate with each other. They were hard to build and could only handle a small amount of transactions per second. Cosmos solves these problems with a new technical vision. In order to understand this vision we need to go back to the fundamentals of blockchain technology.
Sergey is an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo. His research interests range from foundational cryptography to design of secure large scale systems, computer networks, protocols and blockchains. He received PhD from MIT in '15 where he was the recipient of the Microsoft PhD fellowship. His dissertation was on building advanced cryptographic protocols using lattice-based cryptography for which he received Sprowl's Doctoral Thesis Prize for best PhD thesis in CS at MIT. Prior to joining Algorand, he was the founder and CTO of StealthMine, and spent some time at IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre.
Ethan is an Internet Biophysicist. He received a BSc in Physical Science and a MASc in Engineering Systems and Computing, both from the University of Guelph. With background in cell biology, neuroscience, mathematics, machine learning, and distributed computing, his goal is to build tools that encourage humans to self-organize into functional systems, much like molecules managed to self-organize into Life.
Ethan is a co-founder of the Tendermint and Cosmos projects, and currently serves as Technical Director of the Interchain Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to research, develop, and promote open, decentralized networks. He is focused primarily on building general purpose technology to support interoperable replicated state machines on the public internet as a means to providing greater economic sovereignty to communities around the globe. He also runs CoinCulture CryptoConsulting, which offers in-depth courses on blockchain technology for both non-technical and technical audiences.
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