Minimum Viable Centralization on the Blockchain

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Blockchain is a technology designed to help a group of competitors find a common ground.

How does that work, exactly?

This talk is about how peer nodes of a blockchain determine a common truth through a distributed process called a "consensus algorithm". From Bitcoin's Proof-of-Work, to EOSIO's Delegated Proof-of-Stake, to Stellar's Gossip protocol, we will explore what makes these systems trustworthy, and their users "trustless." We will discuss what it means to have "Minimum Viable Centralization".

Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP to ensure an accurate headcount. We hope to see you there!