Relay Chain

Relay Chain

Relay Chain is a podcast covering blockchain development and building the decentralized web. We focus on the cutting edge of blockchain tech, including Substrate (https://parity.io/substrate) and Polkadot (https://polkadot.network). Brought to you by Parity Technologies (https://parity.io), a core blockchain infrastructure company. Parity is creating an open-source creative commons that will enable people to create better institutions through technology. Follow us at @paritytech (https://twitter.com/paritytech) and @relaychain (https://twitter.com/relaychain). To be informed of new episodes, subscribe to the podcast and our newsletter (https://parity.io/newsletter). ... Show More

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What is it like to develop on the Substrate blockchain building framework, and what resources are available to developers? How different is it from developing Ethereum smart contracts? In this episode, Joe Petrowski (Research, Parity) is joined by Shawn Tabrizi and Joshy Orndorff from the Developer Experience team at Parity Technologies, where they help developers building or interested in building on Substrate, regardless of exper... Read more

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November 21, 2019 45 min

How do trust and identity work in decentralized systems, and how can we help ensure our data isn't abused by centralized authorities? In this episode, Joe Petrowski (Research Analyst, Parity Technologies) is joined by Ingo Rübe (Founder and CEO, BOTlabs) and Timo Welde (Product Owner and Technical Lead, KILT Protocol) of KILT Protocol, a built-on-Substrate project providing credentialing and authentication for web 3.0. Learn th... Read more

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Where should digital platforms draw the line between content moderation and censorship? How do company policies shape our culture, and how can we make technology a force for good? In this episode, writer and activist Jillian York (Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation) joins Joe Petrowski (Research Analyst, Parity Technologies) to discuss freedom of expression, censorship and surveillance ... Read more

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How do you create meaningful change with open source software and what role does mentorship play? In this episode, Joe Petrowski (Research Analyst, Parity) talks to Ben Kampmann (Core Developer, Parity) about the role of mentorship, learning, and values in the open-source community. They also discuss Open Tech School, a non-profit organization Ben created for open source education, as well as recent Substrate developments, includin... Read more

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Joe Petrowski (Research Analyst, Parity) talks to Mona El Isa (Co-Founder Melonport, MAMA) about using Melon Protocol to reduce the barriers in setting up and managing funds. Mona discusses delivering on a two-year roadmap, IRL Melon experiments, and educating the next generation of financial industry disruptors. Note: Mona has launched a new project called Avantgarde Finance. Avantgarde Finance positions itself as a company devo... Read more

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In our fifth episode, Nicole Zhu and Joe Petrowski talk to Emiel Sebastiaan, WEB3SCAN CEO, about Polkascan, an open-source block explorer that allows any Substrate-based blockchain project to have a block explorer. They discuss the Polkadot multi-chain explorer, how a DAO could fund block explorer services, Polkascan vs. Polkadot UI, and the nitty-gritty of how one actually goes about extracting data from a blockchain. Links: https... Read more

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In this episode, Joe talks to Deirdre Connolly and Anna Kaplan from Zcash Foundation (https://www.zfnd.org/) on the state of the Rust Zcash client, “Zebra,” originally developed by Parity Technologies (https://parity.io) and now maintained by Zcash Foundation. They also discuss integrating cryptography into our day-to-day lives, quantum-resistant cryptography, and what baby zebras are called. Highlights 00:28 - How Anna and Deir... Read more

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Gautam Dhameja (Solutions Architect, Parity) talks to Joe Petrowski (Research Analyst, Parity) about staking, validating, and nominating on Kusama and Polkadot. If you want to learn more about how Kusama's and Polkadot's nominated proof-of-stake system works, or if you're interested in staking or validating, this episode is a great place to start. To get more information on staking, validating, and validator setup on K... Read more

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In Relay Chain’s second episode, Joe Petrowski (Research Analyst, Parity) talks to Amber Baldet and Patrick Nielsen from Clovyr. They discuss connecting app devs with tools to easily plug into blockchains, non-surveillance business models, why working for large corporations has its value, and more. Check it out and subscribe for more episodes of Relay Chain. Highlights: (00:22) How Clovyr is connecting application developers with ... Read more

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In Relay Chain’s inaugural episode, Joe Petrowski (Research Analyst, Parity) talks to Dr. Gavin Wood, Ethereum Cofounder and Founder Polkadot and Parity Technologies. They discuss nation states vs. protocols, building technology that fundamentally protects our interests, the most important skills for those looking to get into the blockchain industry, and more. Topics covered: (03:49) Web3 (http://gavwood.com/web3lt.html) as a met... Read more

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