With its ability to run through prime number factorization in a heartbeat, will Quantum Computers Break Bitcoin?

Content index:

  • 00:00:00 INTRO
  • 00:01:21 Introduction to quantum computers
  • 00:01:56 The history of quantum computers
  • 00:02:50 How does quantum mechanics apply to quantum computers?
  • 00:03:36 Superpositioning?
  • 00:04:06 What is so interesting about quantum computing?
  • 00:05:27 Entanglement?
  • 00:05:45 Quantum computers and BIG DATA
  • 00:06:48 Quantum computer requirements
  • 00:07:40 Advantages and disadvangates of Qbits
  • 00:07:57 The quantum computer advantage
  • 00:09:07 Quantum computers explained to grandma with bullet-points

Lex Fridman interviews Vitalik Buterin is co-creator of Ethereum and ether, which is a cryptocurrency that is currently the second-largest digital currency after bitcoin.

Ethereum has a lot of interesting technical ideas that are defining the future of blockchain technology, and Vitalik is one of the most brilliant people innovating this space today. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

Timeline:
0:00 – Introduction
4:43 – Satoshi Nakamoto
8:40 – Anonymity
11:31 – Open source project leadership
13:04 – What is money?
30:02 – Blockchain and cryptocurrency basics
46:51 – Ethereum
59:23 – Proof of work
1:02:12 – Ethereum 2.0
1:13:09 – Beautiful ideas in Ethereum
1:16:59 – Future of cryptocurrency
1:22:06 – Cryptocurrency resources and people to follow
1:24:28 – Role of governments
1:27:27 – Meeting Putin
1:29:41 – Large number of cryptocurrencies
1:32:49 – Mortality

Lex Fridman brings in another legend to interview for his podcast, Ray Dalio.

Ray Dalio is the founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms that is famous for the principles of radical truth and transparency that underlie its culture. Ray is one of the wealthiest people in the world, with ideas that extend far beyond the specifics of how he made that wealth. His ideas, applicable to everyone, are brilliantly summarized in his book Principles. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.