MIT Bitcoin Expo 2016 Day 2

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  1. Jeremy Rubin – 6:33:06 – Improving the Bitcoin Development Process – I was unable to watch his talk live cause my 4 year old was gunning around like a madman. And I have finally caught up to this talk. I was very excited by Jeremy's proposal and what clearly looks like a massive opportunity for spearheading open-minded blockchain development. For those who struggle with video, his writing is amazing and available on Medium under the same title as the one I posted above.

  2. Justin Newton – Identity for Blockchain Projects – Netki – 6:15:42 – Okay he was rushing to catch a plane, that's fine. But the talk seemed somewhat empty. I agree with him that identity is important. I agree that the hybrid model is the way to go. But really there was not much said here at all. I would love to hear what he thinks of my approach to the initial way to set up an identity system (its called idchains). So Justin…if you're out there…

  3. Jeremy Clark – Blockchain based voting – 5:52:17 – This is Part 1 of his talk which is a great introduction to the problems and roadblocks on the way to Bitcoin adoption. Since that's not that big a concern for me, I'll focus on Part 2 6:08:52 which is the second half of his talk and dives deep deep deep into the wonderful world of voting. He does make a great comment here about internet voting. "There will never be internet voting, it will never be secure" – That's great. I will reach out to him to see if he thinks my work on idchains could solve the issues he mentioned concerning the loss and maintenance of private keys. Simply put idchains makes a private key impossible to be lost or stolen because the private key is actually the hash of a photo of the individual.

  4. Bradley Kam 5:14:41 – Bradley makes a provocative point here. Why not just have enormous blocks. Well, you have to understand him to understand why he says this. His whole talk makes more sense if you understand that he is not concerned about centralization at all. And I would agree, if centralization is not an issue then, sure we could have 100MB blocks like he proposes. But if centralization is not a concern, we could also have 2 minute blocks. The problem is, if Bitcoin is centralized, then we might as well be PayPal. Decentralization is the essential ingredient of Bitcoin.

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