The Architecture of Crypto Innovation
So in this talk, MIT professor (and former senior software engineer at Google) Neha Narula, who researches distributed systems and did her doctoral work on fast, scalable databases — as well as Director of the MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative — shares what "consensus" is in the crypto and blockchain context. What is the spectrum of "decentralization" involved? What are remaining challenges in the space, such as security and scalability? And what are the tradeoffs involved, and how are different players addressing them?
This talk was originally delivered at the inaugural a16z Crypto Regulatory Summit 2019 in August.