Good news, everyone! We have a bonus episode this week!
I had a chat this week with Xinshu Dong, the CEO of Zilliqa. They are a digital currency, similar to Bitcoin, who are attempting to solve the "throughput problem". The Bitcoin blockchain can only process about 7 transactions per second, and when demand goes up, the fees go up. Zilliqa uses proof of work and sharding in order to reduce the burden on the network. This episode gets into some of the details on how it works technically and is interesting if you want a better sense of how these blockchains work.