30 April 2020

Podcast: Knowledge Session – Hashes

Dr. Lewin Boehnke

Dr. Lewin Boehnke

CTO bei Crypto Storage AG und Head of Research bei Crypto Finance AG

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Flashback to pre-corona times in this episode, which was originally recorded in April 2018 to cover the time-less topic of hashes in general and their use in Bitcoin. In ensuring the integrity of the chain, generating addresses, linking transactions and mining. Hashes are one of only two cryptographic concepts that you need to understand to get the foundations of cryptocurrencies. The other one, signatures, we covered in a separate podcast before.

Being recorded pre-corona has two implications. It is much more interactive. Remotely, the discussions don’t work that well. The recording quality however is significantly worse. Don’t worry, after the first minute it improves, but does not reach the level that we have over a conferencing system where each participant has a dedicated mic.