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Charles Hoskinson on Cardano, Life & Cryptocurrency

In this episode of Lex Fridman podcast, he interviews Charles Hoskinson, co-founder of Ethereum, and CEO of Cardano. They talk about the Cardano protocol, smart engineering, cryptocurrencies, and much more. Read More

Episode timestamps:

0:00 - Introduction
2:09 - What programming language is the simulation written in?
7:14 - Favorite philosophers
16:15 - Theory vs engineering in cryptocurrency
27:24 - What programming languages should everyone learn
35:39 - Haskell and beyond
39:23 - Plutus: Cardano's smart contract platform based on Haskell
43:50 - What is a blockchain?
48:02 - Hybrid smart contracts
53:53 - Proof of work vs proof of stake
1:02:39 - Cardano's proof of stake consensus algorithm
1:13:11 - What is Cardano?
1:21:52 - Cardano vs Ethereum vs Bitcoin
1:31:47 - The problem with Bitcoin
1:41:21 - Bitcoin Conference
1:45:02 - Ergo and Alex Chepurnoy
1:52:12 - Cardano's Extended UTXO Model
1:59:25 - Chainlink and Oracle Networks
2:06:37 - Cardano and Wolfram Alpha
2:11:32 - The future of video games
2:20:07 - Smart contracts timeline for Cardano
2:27:37 - Decentralized exchanges
2:33:18 - Jack Dorsey and Bitcoin
2:39:30 - Elon Musk and Tesla: Cardano, Ethereum, Bitcoin
2:42:47 - Dogecoin and Elon Musk
2:54:08 - Hydra vs Lightning Network
3:01:42 - Non-Interactive Proofs of Proof-of-Work (NIPoPoWs)
3:05:36 - Cardano failure modes
3:13:57 - Cardano vs Polkadot
3:19:02 - Vitalik Buterin
3:27:13 - Corrupting nature of power
3:37:23 - Satoshi Nakamoto
3:43:34 - Cardano's vision for decentralized governance
3:56:28 - Cardano in Ethiopia
4:00:30 - El Salvador and Bitcoin
4:06:47 - Cryptocurrency will inject capitalism with long-term incentives
4:16:39 - Day in the life of Charles Hoskinson
4:23:56 - Mushrooms
4:30:04 - Joe Rogan
4:34:57 - Video games
4:47:11 - Advice for young people
4:50:20 - Meaning of life

The episode premiered on June 16, 2021.

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