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On this episode of Bitcoin Journal’s Bitcoin In Asia, a few of the godfathers of Bitcoin — Nick Szabo, Adam Again and David Chaum — focus on the historical past of the know-how with host John Riggins. This episode was recorded throughout a dwell panel from Seoul at Korea Blockchain Week and is laid out as a historical past of the concepts and occasions that led to Bitcoin from their first-person accounts. It additionally options their present ideas on the most recent experiments in Bitcoin and what excites them about its future.
Szabo is a pc scientist, cryptographer, the designer of BitGold and a wise contracts pioneer. Again is an utilized cryptographer with a pc science PhD in distributed programs, the inventor of Hashcash and cofounder and CEO of Blockstream. Chaum is finest recognized for his elementary improvements in cryptography, together with privateness know-how and safe election programs, in addition to digital cash, and is at present main Elixxir and Praxxis. Each Again and Chaum are cited within the Bitcoin white paper, whereas Szabo’s affect has been talked about by Satoshi on Bitcoinspeak.org.
From the cryptography and cypherpunk actions to David’s DigiCash, Adam’s Hashcash proof-of-work, Nick’s BitGold and extra, their contributions have been foundational to the event of Bitcoin, and it was fascinating to have them collectively and enjoying off of one another in a dialogue of that historical past.