Cardano (ADA coin) Founder Interview: Charles Hoskinson



Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado at Boulder to study Analytic Number Theory prior to moving into cryptography via industry exposure. His professional experience includes founding three Cryptocurrency related start-ups- Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK- and a variety of colorful positions in the public and private sector. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in September of 2013.
His current projects focus on education of cryptocurrency topics, evangelism of decentralization and making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream.
0:22 Introduction
3:16 Background of Cardano
4:09 What is Cardano
14:14 Scalability & PoW/PoS
23:01 Ouroboros – epochs
36:45 Academic rigor and Common vocabulary
42:28 Sharding
57:13 Designing protocols
1:02:10 Giraffes
1:02:48 How much (of Cardano) has been built?
1:22:06 IOHK Team and Projects
1:29:38 Plans for 2020 (after IOHK contract ends)

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