In Episode 6, we sit down with Matt Corallo and discuss his work on compact blocks and the FIBRE network.


In this conversation we cover:

Selfish mining (2:03)

- Majority is not Enough: Bitcoin Mining is Vulnerable

- Optimal Selfish Mining Strategies in Bitcoin

Ethereum's larger pools making superlinear profits (5:10)

Defining selfish mining (9:52)

Compact blocks (12:37)

- FAQ

- BIP152

- Reference implementation

FIBRE (20:28)

Forward error correction (24:14)

- Shamir secret sharing

Difference between TCP and UDP (29:21)


Thanks as always to Matthew Zipkin for the sound engineering.

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