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Crypto Confidence podcast

Jun 12, 2019

This week we are joined by Raghav "Reggie" Jerath, serial entrepreneur, leadership and management professional, from Gath3r, to talk about different models in use to secure blockchain transactions.

We have talked in the past about the 'proof of work' consensus mechanism used in the Bitcoin blockchain, to process transactions and generate new coins as block rewards, but this is not the only approach. Other blockchains use different methods to secure the same alignment of incentives and ensure that the chain is safe from bad actors, while remaining decentralised and scalable. One of the largest alternative cryptocurrencies is currently embarked on transitioning to proof of stake instead of proof of work - so it's important to understand the difference, and what it means for the future.

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