Category: DFINITY Team

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. ...

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 ...

The People of DFINITY: Enzo HAUSSECKER

I’m working from our Palo Alto office this week. I took the opportunity to sit down with Enzo who’s been one of our first engineers. He’s recently traveled to Europe to help at a hackathon that we supported and afterwards held meetups in London and Munich. Join our discussion about how he joined DFINITY and ...

The People Of DFINITY: Easwar VIVEK MANGIPUDI

Easwar joined us during the summer as an intern to work on our Distributed Key Generation (DKG) protocol. He’s a PhD student at Purdue University and will continue his research there after the summer. We talk about how Easwar found out about DFINITY and how the opportunity for the internship came up and we scratch ...

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