Sergey Nazarov: Chainlink, Smart Contracts, and Oracle Networks
In this episode of Lex Fridman podcast, he interviews Sergey Nazarov, co-founder of Chainlink, a decentralized oracle network that provides data to smart contracts. They talk about smart contracts, digital and physical worlds, privacy, trust, and much more.
0:00 - Introduction
1:33 - Hedgy
1:59 - Digital vs physical world
9:53 - Definitive truth
14:08 - Decentralized finance
22:37 - Smart contracts
28:53 - Hybrid smart contracts and oracle networks
45:39 - Applications of smart contracts
1:03:45 - AI and smart contracts
1:11:17 - What agreements can be turned into smart contracts?
1:22:19 - Privacy
1:32:38 - Trust
1:48:12 - Bitcoin
1:56:26 - Satoshi Nakamoto
2:03:46 - Ethereum
2:09:36 - Chainlink design decisions
2:22:04 - Dogecoin
2:26:21 - Book recommendations
2:38:31 - Advice for young people
2:50:35 - Meaning of life
The episode aired on May 1, 2021.