Monday, May 8, 2017

BitcoinTV: by aantonop on YouTube

Bitcoin Q&A: What is the role of nodes?
The role that full nodes play in security of the network. People focus a lot on mining, which has a fundamental role in the network but is not necessarily the most interesting feature of the constellation of technologies involved. The Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the most essential protocol underlying the world's routing system, and you use it every single day without knowing it, just as you are oblivious to the vast filtration system allowing you to drink clean water from a fountain. A node is a computer that is participating the global peer-to-peer Bitcoin network. They propagate transactions and blocks everywhere. Full nodes act independently as authoritative verifiers. Onion routing. Double-spending protection. Levels of isolation for untrustworthy nodes. Why would you run one? To be in control of your money - your keys, your money. You don't trust anyone else to tell you what the truth is, you cross-check every claim yourself. Be part of the revolution in money. This is part of a talk which took place at the JW Marriott Sahar (International Airport) on March 26th 2017 in Mumbai, India: http://ift.tt/2na4KqF RELATED: Lightning, full nodes, and miners - https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs Hard Promises, Soft Promises: Promoting Autonomy instead of Authority https://youtu.be/UJSdMFPjW8c Innovations in wallet design - https://youtu.be/K5Ei3_D8LQ8 How to get people to care about security - https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop https://twitter.com/aantonop Website: http://ift.tt/1lek8e4 He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters. THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: http://ift.tt/2o8HU2S MASTERING BITCOIN: http://ift.tt/2g7r3G5 [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: http://ift.tt/2qUfKqY Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! Videography: Zebpay Bitcoin India Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan (http://ift.tt/2o8tuA5) Outro Graphics: Phneep (http://www.phneep.com/) Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (http://ift.tt/1HKZSHT)


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