Bitcoin Lecture - Ethereum

Agenda:

18:30-19:00 - Gathering and refreshments
19:00-20:00 - Ethereum: Next generation blockchains (Roman Mandeleil)
20:00-20:30 - Free discussion

Some time has passed since Satoshi started his epic experiment. Many words have been spoken, and many projects are building up on Bitcoin to extend his vision for the technology. What have we learned? Why do we need blockchains? What will we use in the future?

We will discuss all of this and present the Ethereum project, which aims to change the way we understand the blockchain technology. Ethereum leverages the technology not only for data storage and currency emulation, but to run turing-complete algorithms, smart contracts, autnomous agents and more. It's time to introduce blockchain 2.0.

The lecture will be given in Hebrew.


We would like to start the lecture at 19:00 sharp, so please make an effort to arrive on time, taking traffic into account. From 19:00 you'll have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and socialize.


As always, the talk will be recorded for those of us who can't attend.


Parking is available in the building, make sure to request a parking sticker in the office.

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  • nili l.

    In the presentation there was one example of how this innovation can be applied in real life. And there, the problem it is set to solve is not resolved. As a contract that locks in the assets (payment on the coffee) it leavs the power in the hands of the person who got the coffee since he is the one who can unlock the payment. in actual it gives him the power to renagotiate the contact and drive the price down since he holds the power now. In our regular contracts the funds can be pulled out by state laws. A smart contract is resistant to the law. For the system to be attractive to users, it have to give incentives for users for avoiding disagreements and punish for creating a dispute. This incentive should be a credit or a charge in the platform's coin

    1 · July 19

    • nili l.

      Roman if I may insist on one thing, If Ethereum tries to replicate the essence that made bitcoin such a success, the incentives have to be built into the core of the system, not as an addition. I did not understand f the Eather coin has any direct link to the platform other then paying for services and if the mining of the coin is punting computing power into the contract security or is it directed only to the coin it self. I think that the coin should be mined by servicing the platform and should also be reworded to users as POS as long as they are tied up in a contract through the system and as long as both parties dont deputes the contract. (of cores all that might be to complicated to achieve at that point , but this I dont know)

      July 22

    • Roman M.

      Thanks for sharing

      July 22

  • nili l.

    Ether coin should made to be mined by all users who enter a contact on he platform while keeping in agreement.. Users should earn it by staying in the contact (maybe a sort of proof of stake) Any dispute should result in charges rather then income. This mechanism reinforce the contract on both sides in a positive way..

    1 · July 20

  • David K.

    הייתי רוצה לשתף אתכם בהירהור שנולד בזמן ההרצאה והתגבש אחרי שראיתי סירטון וידאו באתר . ההירהור הוא אודות אמון. אנחנו בישראל כמו רבים בעולם המערבי גדלים עם תחושת אמון גדולה מאוד כלפי הממשל והמערכות שמקיפות אותנו. יש לנו נטיה לתת אמון גם אחד כלפי השני גם בניהול היחסים הפיננסים ביננו. די ברור שמערכות כלכליות מתנהגות טוב יותר ככל שרמת האמון בין המשתתפים גבוהה יותר ואפשר לחסוך בכלי אכיפה ותקנות שיבטיחו קיום הבטחות. הדוגמא הראשונה שעולה בדעתי היא הבורסה ליהלומים שם נסגרות עסקות ענק בלחיצת יד. לכן , כאדם שגדל בסביבה עתירת אמון כמו ישראל יש לי איזה שהוא חוסר הבנה לביקורת הבסיסית כנגד אתרים מרכזים שעומדת כמוטיבציה ראשית של הפיתוח הזה. אני חייב גם להגיד שבמפגשים שהיו לי עם אנשים שהגיעו ממזרח אירופה תמיד נתקלתי ביחס ציני כלפי שלטון מרכזי. זה משהו שאנשים נאלצו לפתח
    כחיסון נפשי נגד משטר קומוניסטי. והם סוחבים אותו עכשיו לכל מקום שהם מגיעים אליו. אני לא מתכוון למתוח ביקורת על אף אחד אלא רק לעורר מחשבה כי באמת כל הענין של ביטקוין וגם של אתראום מעורר מחשבה על עקרונות היסוד של החברה והכלכלה שלנו.

    2 · July 15

    • David K.

      I clicked something and the post got published unedited ....

      July 19

    • Meni R.

      I'm not really sure what it is you're saying/asking.

      Meatspace = The physical world, opposite of Cyberspace.

      Non-conformists = People who don't play by the rules. If the rules are "honoring your obligations", then they are the people who renege on their obligations.

      My comment was a direct response to yours, so i don't know why you're confused. You say that some environments have trust; in online business trust is lower, and you need an appropriate financial platform.

      July 20

  • Yoshimitsu Jimmy H.

    Subtitle in English for foreigners please.

    1 · July 15

    • Meni R.

      That would require a significant amount of effort, I'd say you're better off seeking Ethereum talks natively in English. I'm sure Vitalik has given some.

      1 · July 18

    • giladio

      In the next Ethereum meetup (July 31) we will probably have some talks in english English; Vitalik (Ethereum Foumder) will be our special guest and will probably give a short talk as well.

      5 · July 18

  • Avi W.

    סיכום האירוע למי שפספס ולמי שמתעניין:
    http://j.mp/Uc9Ccd

    1 · July 16

  • Roman M.

    חברים תודה על הבמה , אני מאד נהניתי , את המצגת
    ניתן למצוא פה , http://www.scribd.com/doc/234012807/Ethereum-project


    be in touch , skype: roman.mandeleil

    2 · July 15

  • Andy B.

    Looking forward to the recording. שלום מסיאטל!

    1 · July 7

  • Meni R.

    The speaker is the project leader of the Ethereum
    open source java implementation - https://github.com/ethereum/ethereumj.

    2 · June 29

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