Essentialist, Entrepreneur,
Explorer DFINITY

  • I only own 64 things — all of which are black, and travel constantly
  • I vlog about blockchain, productivity, and my life on the road
  • I put some thoughts into words every now and then

Recent blog articles

Attack Vectors: Large-Range Attacks. Part 3 of 3

This is Part 3 of my conversation with Robert about well-known attacks against blockchains and the types of defense taken by DFINITY. In a Long-Range Attack, the attacker buys old (unused) secret keys to overwrite history. By requiring a notarization on each block and getting rid of old keys, DFINITY makes such attacks much harder. ...

Attack Vectors: Nothing-at-Stake Problem. Part 2 of 3

This is Part 2 of my conversation with Robert about well-known attacks against blockchains and the types of defense taken by DFINITY. Nothing-at-Stake means that in Proof of Stake it is basically cost-free to mine blocks on multiple forks. Notarization enables the quick convergence of forking chains and the equivocation gets penalized. Video Transcript: Robert: ...

Attack Vectors: Selfish Mining Attack. Part 1 of 3

This is Part 1 of my conversation with Robert about well-known attacks against blockchains and the types of defense taken by DFINITY. Selfish Mining involves creating a chain in secret and releasing it, which depends on the progress of the official chain. Block withholding in DFINITY is prevented by the notarization and the BlockTime delay. ...

My First Meal After a 14 Day Water-Only Fast 😋

Two weeks ago I decided to do another one of my much-loved experiments 🙂 I was in Northern Italy with my EO Forum. I had recently heard that a friend of mine had been on a seven-day juice fast. I was impressed when we talked on his fifth day and he sounded very energetic. I ...

How to Start Learning Blockchain?

“How do I get started learning more about blockchain?” is one of the questions I hear most often. Elena spent a couple of weeks working from the DFINITY office and was inspired to learn more. In this video, we talk about how she approached it and what tools she used. Dive in if you’re also ...

DFINITY: A Hack-Proof Platform. Talk with Dominic WILLIAMS, Part 3 of 3

This is Part 3 of my conversation with Dominic Williams. Dom and I sat down to talk about how DFINITY got started, how he came up with the name, and most importantly: where we’re heading to. Join our conversation about both the milestones that we’ve reached and the ones that lay in front of us! ...

DFINITY: Where We’re Heading. Talk with Dominic WILLIAMS, Part 2 of 3

This is Part 2 of my conversation with Dominic Williams. Dom and I sat down to talk about how DFINITY got started, how he came up with the name, and most importantly: where we’re heading to. Join our conversation about both the milestones that we’ve reached and the ones that lay in front of us! ...

DFINITY: How It Got Started. Talk with Dominic WILLIAMS, Part 1 of 3

This is Part 1 of my conversation with Dominic Williams. Dom and I sat down to talk about how DFINITY got started, how he came up with the name, and most importantly: where we’re heading to. Join our conversation about both the milestones that we’ve reached and the ones that lay in front of us! ...

People of DFINITY: Norton WANG

Norton and I sat down to talk about where he’s from, how he first learnt about crypto and what he works on for DFINITY. We finish with a quick view into the state of the DFINITY SDK. Video Transcript: Cédric: Hey, Norton. Hey, how’s it going? Thanks for taking the time. Norton: Absolutely. Cédric: Another episode ...

Why build on DFINITY? Mission Control Q&A with Enzo

Enzo and I got together to answer the questions we received in Mission Control. If you’d like us to answer your questions in the next Q&A session, please submit them here: https://goo.gl/forms/qOQgEaLzZOgKJcx92. Video Transcript: Hi. Welcome to yet another episode of Inside DFINITY. Today we’re having another Q&A; episode; we’re going to be answering questions ...

Companies and investments

At the end of last year I became very eager to start my own company again. I founded Sendtask, a productivity tool, and got involved in a more operational role with DFINITY, a crypto-currency with a team based in Zurich and Palo Alto; and Glimpse, a Computer Vision startup in the bar / restaurant industry based in Miami. I still take an active role as an investor and advisor at 8 other companies.

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