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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Apr 30, 2019

Jae Kwon, founder and CEO of Tendermint and president of the Interchain Foundation, and Ethan Buchman, cofounder of Tendermint and Cosmos and technical director of the Interchain Foundation, discuss the various technologies that form the Cosmos/Tendermint system. When the Cosmos network launched on March 13, it was built on what is the blockchain equivalent of an operating system, a consensus algorithm called Tendermint, Cosmos is like the world wide web (for blockchains) built on top, and the Cosmos Hub is a specific blockchain that exists in the system that can be used to connect other blockchains. We discuss all the above, as well as how secure the chain is, and how governance works in the system.

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Episode links:



Tendermint: - company and product

Interchain Foundation:

Cosmos intro/FAQ:

Cosmos white paper:

Chart showing number of transactions vs. validators:

The Control on Cosmos:øsmos-433586b82865

Paradigm’s description of Cosmos:

Bitfish’s response to Game of Stakes, in which it grew to 55% of the network:

CoinDesk on Cosmos launch:

Cosmos vs. Polkadot: