Ethereum Platform with Preethi Kasireddy

Released Wednesday, 11th October 2017
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image Ethereum is a decentralized transaction-based state machine. Ethereum was designed to make smart contracts more usable for developers. Smart contracts are decentralized programs that usually allow for some a transaction between the owner of the contract and anyone who would want to purchase something from the contract owner. For example, I could set up a smart contract where a listener sends my smart contract some ether and I send the listener a podcast episode automatically. Smart contracts can also interact with each other, to network together complex transactions. In the same way that web development has been made easier by PaaS and SaaS, smart contracts will make building financial systems simple. Preethi Kasireddy is a blockchain developer who writes extensively about cryptocurrencies. She joins the show to describe how the Ethereum platform works, including the steps involved in a smart contract transaction. This episode covers some advanced topics of Ethereum, and if you are out of your comfort zone, don’t worry–you aren’t alone. We have covered the basics of cryptocurrencies in detail, and we have also tackled more complex aspects of them in past episodes. Download the Software Engineering Daily app for iOS and Android to hear all of our old episodes. They are easily organized by category, and as you listen, the SE Daily app gets smarter, and recommends you content based on the episodes you are hearing. If you don’t like this episode, you can easily find something more interesting by using the recommendation system. The mobile apps are open sourced at github.com/softwareengineeringdaily. If you are looking for an open source project to hack on, we would love to get your help! We are building a new way to consume software engineering content. We have the Android app, the iOS app, a recommendation system, and a web frontend–and more projects are coming soon. If you have ideas for how software engineering media content should be consumed, or if you are interested in contributing code, check out github.com/softwareengineeringdaily, or join our Slack channel (there’s a link on our website)–or send me an email: jeff@softwareengineeringdaily.com

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