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Dominic Williams & Tom Ding: DFINITY – The Quest for a Decentralized Cloud: String Labs founders Tom Ding and Dominic Williams joined us to discuss their project DFINITY, a next-generation blockchain network. Through leveraging technological advances, DFINITY aims to deliver an infinitely scalable decentralized cloud that will be able to power applications from decentralized search to supply chain applications. We covered DFINITY's approach to scalability, interoperability, consensus as well as their sophisticated approach to governance: The Blockchain Nervous System.

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String Labs founders Tom Ding and Dominic Williams joined us to discuss their project DFINITY, a next-generation blockchain network. Through leveraging technological advances, DFINITY aims to deliver an infinitely scalable decentralized cloud that will be able to power applications from decentralized search to supply chain applications. We covered DFINITY’s approach to scalability, interoperability, consensus as well as their sophisticated approach to governance: The Blockchain Nervous System.
Topics covered in this episode:

Tom and Dominic ended up founding String Labs
The DFINITY project and objective of an infinitely scalable decentralized cloud
How consensus works in DFINITY
Governance in DFINITY through the Blockchain Nervous System
Threshold Relay signatures and other new technologies that are part of DFINITY
The importance and mechanics of public/private blockchain interoperability
DFINITY’s business model

Episode links:

String Technology
DFINITY Shanghai Talk
DFINITY Shanghai Presentation Slides
Introducing Random Beacons Using Threshold Relay Chains
Random Beacons in Decentralized Networks

This episode is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain and Sébastien Couture. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/157

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