Fairness Protocol: Where Cheaters Can't Cheat
0:00 Wait, haven't bitcoin, ethereum, and open blockchains already won? The industry is booming!
0:51 Stop celebrating the moneyed interests, start remembering why we're doing this.
1:51 We care about achieving certain goals. Decentralization isn't the goal.
2:19 The goal is fairness. How do we get to a fair society?
2:54 Decentralization, consensus algorithms, blockchains are ways to achieve fairness, in a new way.
3:24 Fighting over chips: the story of my aunt, 2 cousins, and 1 bowl of french fries
6:05 The game of split and choose, incentives and disincentives for good behavior
7:22 The fairness protocol explained
8:50 We've moved from dictators to institutions to self-enforcing systems to achieve fairness through a fairness protocol
9:18 We're using tools like digital signatures, hashes, zero-knowledge proofs, to create games. Fairness protocol games
10:23 It's not about the monetary policy of 21 million bitcoin, or smart contract execution, or DApps, or blockchain improvements, it's about delivering fairness, at scale, without intermediaries
11:18 Enforcement is included, by design, in fairness protocols
11:48 We have a pattern, a system, that allows fair outcomes without violence or an intermediary to enforce things
13:15 Examples of fairness protocol games in bitcoin, ethereum, lightning network, atomic swaps, smart contracts
14:15 Moneyed interests, do not see or value the fairness protocol, they want to make money
15:36 Stop applauding. They will abandon the fairness protocols they don't understand
16:31 They will try to reintroduce the aunt. Because that's what they know
18:32 Why do we need to build and maintain fairness protocols?
21:50 We built this system because other systems for achieving fairness have failed us. Repeatedly.
Andreas delivered this talk to a "live" audience via Zoom at the Latin American Bitcoin Conference 2020, better known as LABitConf in December 2020