Explain Bitcoin Like I’m Five

In this episode featuring Nik Custodio, you’ll learn:

  • How Bitcoin works at a fundamental level, ideal for beginners to cryptocurrency
  • Examples of previous ways of exchanging value before Bitcoin was invented, and the disadvantages of them compared to Bitcoin
  • Why it was difficult to exchange digital scarcity prior to the invention of Bitcoin
  • How Bitcoin enables trustless exchange


A Beginner’s Guide to Tezos

In this episode featuring early Coinbase employee Linda Xie, you’ll learn:

  • What the Tezos protocol is, who the founders are, and how it compares to Ethereum
  • How the Tezos approach to upgrading functionality compares to blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • How developers in the Tezos ecosystem are compensated for their code
  • The differences and advantages between PoW (Proof of Work) and PoS (Proof of Stake)
  • How Tezos’ formal verification feature — allowing developers to mathematically prove the correctness of their smart contract code — could be used