Category Archives: Alchemy

Quantitative Easing. High-speed trading. Immutable distributed ledgers. Through a glass darkly into unknown territory.

Bitcoin Magazine Interview: Escaping The Cloud With Christian “BITCOIN SIGN GUY” Langalis to discuss his latest work with Urbit.


This week for the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” host Christian Keroles sat down with the legendary Christian Langalis (aka Bitcoin Sign Guy). The two Christians opened up the podcast by discussing Bitcoin, lockdowns, human freedom and Langalis’s historic moment of holding up the “Buy Bitcoin” sign behind Janet Yellen at a 2017 Federal Reserve testimony hearing. At the time, Yellen was the chair of the Federal Reserve and now she is the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
Since Langalis’s immediate rise to Bitcoin meme legendary status, he has taken his passion for Bitcoin and freedom to the Urbit project, where the team is working on reinventing the computer in a way that removes all of the legacy technical debt and starts over with a fresh language and architecture to optimize computing for personal servers and peer-to-peer interactions. Urbit is pioneering the future of personal computing and running personal servers and Bitcoin is at the heart of it! Urbit has reached a point where it has several key usability primitives like storage, messaging, Bitcoin and more.

Source: Interview: Escaping The Cloud With Bitcoin Sign Guy – Bitcoin Magazine: Bitcoin News, Articles, Charts, and Guides

Hidden Forces Podcast Episode 186: Solving the Oracle Problem: Blockchain’s Missing Link featuring Chainlink Founder Sergey Nazarov

Demetri Kofinas speaks with Sergey Nazarov, Co-founder of Chainlink, the leading decentralized oracle network used by global enterprises and projects at the forefront of the blockchain space, which enables smart contracts on any distributed ledger to reliably connect to real-world data, securing billions of dollars in value across decentralized finance, insurance, gaming, and other industries.

Chainlink and other decentralized oracles are not blockchains. They are not, in other words, monolithic networks of distributed databases that all operate in unison. Instead, they consist of a potentially infinite subset of networks that support blockchains and operate in parallel to them and to each other by relying on a common framework that is highly customizable and adaptable to the unique needs of their users, who consist of decentralized applications, data providers, enterprises, etc.

The purpose of today’s conversation is to help educate you on not only what Chainlink is and its value proposition, but also to help you understand how this industry is evolving, the design choices that are being made at the heart of these critical networks, and the opportunities that have presented and will continue to present themselves to anyone interested in capitalizing on the disruptive efficiencies and novel sets of use cases created by these systems.

Source: Sergey Nazarov Explains Chainlink, Blockchain’s Missing Link