Building a Translucent Mobile Crypto Currency with Couchbase Lite JSON Sync

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Scheduled: Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B304


Web of Trust with JSON Sync


Bitcoin’s blockchain has inspired a slew of imitators. Smart people are saying it points the way to a new generation of distributed protocols. But as transaction rates increase, a globally shared blockchain is a challenge to scale.

In this talk we’ll explore an alternative crypto currency design which makes different tradeoffs, sacrificing global consistency for offline availability. We’ll show an example Android implementation using JSON documents, translucent cryptography, and web of trust signatures. The techniques illustrated are applicable for many other use cases — what you learn in this talk is useful to anyone building security and privacy conscious social software.

Speaking experience

OSBridge in the past, OSCON, Apache Con, Google Tech Talk, Strangeloop

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