Past Meetup

Ethereum: Mist, Light Client and Swarm

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Please note that we are at a new location!

The Mist browser has entered public beta. The light client is now in a public test phase. Besides those points, this meetup we will look at the Swarm protocol, specified in a series of papers called the "orange papers". The purpose of Swarm is to build an incentivised decentralised storage for static data.


1) General Introduction

A general overview of the ethereum project.

What are its aims? How does it work? Who is behind it? How does the release process work? What happens now?

2) Updates

• Mist public beta (demo)

• Light client public beta

• The DAO HF and withdrawal procedure

3) Swarm: Decentralised Storage

For a DApp to be truly decentralised, the code and assets of the application must also be distributed in a decentralised manner. Also many DApps will need to distribute user generated data, that is too big to be suitable for the blockchain. To avoid relying on altruism, there must be a mechanism to incentivise nodes to store data.

This is where Swarm comes in: a incentivised decentralised storage for static data, where DApps can look up the content behind a given hash.

4) Socializing

Afterwards feel free to chat with other cryptocurrency enthusiasts about ethereum or whatever else you find interesting.