#16: Cryptocurrencies & Bitcoin – Story of Software Podcast

In this episode, Padraig Coffey, CEO at Zartis and podcast host, is joined by Joshua Forman, Director of Engineering at Shapeshift, as they explore the evolution of cryptocurrencies and bitcoin. 



Note: The ‘History of Software’ podcast has been rebranded to The Story of Software. The focus remains on exploring technology from an evolutionary perspective of trying to understand how what we know today came to be. We will continue to explore topics from the early dawn of software technology to the state-of-the-art today and what is envisioned to come next.


The History of Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin


From the very first examples of digital currencies, through the evolution of Bitcoin and subsequent cryptocurrencies, to where it’s all headed – this episode explores the technical, social and economic factors that have enabled and driven the adoption of cryptocurrencies. 


What is bitcoin and how did it come about? 

What are the limitations of blockchain and how did that drive the evolution of other cryptocurrencies, such as ethereum? What are the security considerations and the infrastructure of technologies around cryptocurrencies? What is the ecological impact? What is next for the cryptocurrencies from an adoption and technical perspective? 


Tune in for the answers to those and many more questions, as Josh Forman, shares his insights into this fascinating space.


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We hope you enjoy listening and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com.

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