It's All about Trust

Ittai Abraham

Ittai Abraham (Intel) surveys some of the amazing scalability advances in blockchain technologies over the past 5 years, including (1) progress in consensus protocols (partial synchrony, asynchrony, and synchrony); (2) the emergence of DAG-based data propagation protocols; and (3) blockchain execution paradigms (sharding, rollups, L2 sequencers) and how they relate to consensus and notions of asymmetric trust.

About the speaker

Ittai is a senior researcher at Intel. He does research in algorithms and distributed computing. He also helps edit the blog Decentralized Thoughts (https://decentralizedthoughts.github…..

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