Essentialist, Entrepreneur,
Explorer

  • 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
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Recent blog articles

Swissnex SF | Cédric Waldburger

Swissnex SF invited me to talk about my life without a home and just 64 things. I talk about why living with less is making me happier than I’ve ever been before and how I went from owning many hundred things to just 64. Video Transcript: Tonight I am still in San Francisco. It’s Friday night, ...

DFINITY Scholarship Winners Fall 2018

DFINITY offers Scholarships to individual researchers or groups that work on topics that are related to DFINITY’s technology. I’ve talked to all three winners of the current scholarship program in the fall of 2018. Please join our conversation to find out what they are working on, how they first heard about the program and who ...

Intro to Proof Techniques: Proofs. Part 3 of 3

This is Part 3 of my conversation with Robert, who gives an overview of the steps to actually prove that the desired Chain Properties hold in the given model. Starting from protocol events and their relative timing, one can draw interim conclusions that finally allow to make the proofs. Video Transcript: Cédric: Okay. So we’ve gone ...

Intro to Proof Techniques: Models & Assumptions. Part 2 of 3

This is Part 2 of my conversation with Robert about the System Model and the Threat Model that are used for the proofs in the DFINITY Consensus Whitepaper. In particular, Robert explains the assumptions about network synchrony and Byzantine faults. Video Transcript: Robert: So let’s jump to the next important thing in our proof system, ...

Intro to Proof Techniques: Blockchain Properties. Part 1 of 3 | Cédric Waldburger

This is Part 1 of my conversation with Robert, who explains on the whiteboard what provable properties a blockchain must have to provide a finalized total order on transactions. The 3 fundamental Chain Properties are called Chain Growth, Chain Consistency, and Chain Quality. Video Transcript: Welcome back to yet another episode of Inside DFINITY. I’m back ...

14 Day Water-Only Fast

My video from Day 12 of 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 ...