The Bitcoin Podcast

Episode #34: 20,000 Lines Under the Code

Episode 34
January 10, 2016 — 69 mins
Guests: Ryan X Charles

This week we try and shift the emphasis slightly away from programming and towards putting the spotlight on companies being built. Circumnavigating the planet teaching blockchain, Ryan X Charles finds himself in our studio to discuss how he is starting his own blockchain-based social media company called Datt, a decentralized content sharing app with integrated bitcoin payments. Oh, and he just created his own fork of bitcoin called Ryan X. Charles Bitcoin, and it’s exactly the same as bitcoin, except MAX_BLOCK_SIZE is eight million instead of one million. No big deal. He left BitPay to join reddit as the “world’s first official cryptocurrency engineer” where he lead the development of reddit’s cryptoequity project, reddit notes. When reddit changed leadership, he joined BitGo to work on bitcoin multisig security. He’s been programming for over 20 years, and has experience with many technologies and languages, including Python, C, C++, and javascript. But like I said, we’re shifting AWAY from that stuff. Oh, what can I say, we love the nerdy stuff. Don’t worry, there are lots of dick and fart jokes sprinkled in so you can stay engaged. Holla at your Datt, son!

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