The Future of Distributed Consensus | Internet for the 21st Century with Leemon Baird

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I’m so excited to share with you our first video interview on Hidden Forces! This follows my first conversation with Leemon Baird, the inventor of Hashgraph – a consensus algorithm that may do for data processing, computation, and storage, what the entire suite of Internet protocols have done for communication. In short, a technological revolution.

In this hour-long conversation, we address some of the latest concerns from the blockchain community, as well as some exciting new use cases for Hashgraph. Leemon also shares his vision for a distributed Internet of the future, characterized by greater security, more privacy, and the freedom to create shared worlds independent of governments and large corporations.

This is one of the most exciting conversations that I’ve had about the future of technology. It’s a promising exploration of the Internet’s future and offers hope for anyone troubled by the trends towards centralization and control of our data in recent years.

For anyone who has not heard our prior episode with Leemon Baird, the audio to that interview is available on our website, along with the transcript, available here. Demetri also hosted a panel featuring the CEO of Swirlds, Mance Harmon, and other members of the Hashgraph Team. Video from that panel is available here.

Leemon Baird is the Co-founder and CTO of Swirlds Inc. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy, Adjunct Professor at multiple other prestigious universities, and as a senior scientist in several labs. He has been the co-founder of several startups, including two identity-related starts-ups with successful exits. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University faster than any student in school history (2 years, 9 months), has multiple patents, and over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals on computer security, machine learning, and mathematics. He regularly keynotes on these topics at conferences.

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Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas
Producer: David Loewenthal
Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou

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