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RCast 124 – [Climate & Coordination] Feb 12 2021 – How RChain scales as you add hardware / Multichains

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Climate change and pandemics, Shell announces that it has hit peak oil, RChain scales as you add hardware, RChain and multi-chains.

0:00:00​ – Intro

0:01:11​ – Nora – Happy Chinese New Year – CBS: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsn…

0:03:57​ – Steve Ross Talbot – GAIA and Covid-19 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science…https://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/…

0:06:20​ – Shell hits peak oil; https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj….

0:08:18​ – SRT – Past the peak around sept oct of last year.

0:09:47​ – Darryl – Johan Galtung – The Fall of the US Empire and then what? https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9…

0:13:28​ – Nora – fossil fuels death rates https://www.theguardian.com/environme…

0:17:32​ – SRT – https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/wo…​. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-en…

0:20:51​ – Darryl plays devils advocate.

0:23:34​ – SRT – https://www.clientearth.org/http://advancementstv.com/

0:24:37​ – Darryl – article via Ian – Report: 76% crypto miners use renewables as part of their energy mix https://cointelegraph.com/news/report…​ Ian – 38% of mining comes from renewables

0:26:52​ – SRT screenshare – Proof Of Work vs Proof Of Stake

0:29:55​ – Darryl questions about RChain’s technology: “RChain the only blockchain that, when you add hardware, it scales”. Please explain.

0:38:25​ – Are there other DAG styled approaches that can scale with hardware? Greg – Yes, but most of them focus on the consensus rather than the transaction processing itself. RChain does both. It proposes one model of computation that allows you to tackle all of those problems. It can do static analyses to detect conflict.

0:44:16​ – RChain in comparison to other multichains. The whole point of the sharding architecture, RChain treats different chains that you want to coordinate as a bunch of sidechains with a parallel process coordinating amongst them. It treats separate chains as separate shards.