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Emin Gun Sirer on Bitcoin Folklore, Twitter, POW and AVA

Involved with cryptocurrency from the very beginning, Emin foresees a bright future. But it doesn't include Bitcoin maximalism. What is in store for cryptocurrency over the next decade?

Matt Aaron

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About the Episode

Emin Gun Sirer is arguably the most prominent professor in the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Teaching computer science at Cornell since 2001, Emin was interested in cryptocurrency before bitcoin. 

In 2003, with Karma, he invented proof of work. Now, he believes that their is a better solution to consensus: Avalanche.

Emin shares his thoughts on the current bitcoin discourse, how CEOs should behave, and, of course, the future of cryptocurrency.

Learn more about AVA here and make sure to follow Emin on Twitter.

About the Host

Matt Aaron

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.

He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting for) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.

Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

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