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Tim Ferriss Interviews Nick Szabo, “The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency”

Source: The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Switching gears from machine learning to Blockchain and cryptocurrency, this is a pretty excellent primer on the subject. We might might not know the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, but many of the concepts Bitcoin is based on were originated by Nick Szabo. Now matter how you feel about Ferriss, he makes an excellent “fool” here, being totally unafraid to say “I have no idea what that means” at times that lined up with my own ignorance.

The big deal takeaway for me here is “smart contracts”, a concept I was previously unaware of. That’s really just the tip of the iceberg, though. Seriously, give this a listen and see if it doesn’t open your mind a bit.