A Tourist's Guide to the Future

@peterborah

peter.borah@gmail.com

Blockchains are

the future

Blockchains are

terrible

Blockchains are

terrible

(slow, expensive, low capacity, hard to use, lacking privacy...)

You are here:

You are here:

You are here:

#1

Sharding

#1: Sharding

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#1: Sharding

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1-3 years

#1: Sharding

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1-3 years

Somewhat better capacity

#1: Sharding

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1-3 years

Somewhat better capacity

Moving past "somewhat better"

#2

Payment Channels

(Lightning Network, Raiden, etc.)

#2: Payment Channels

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#2: Payment Channels

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< 1 year

#2: Payment Channels

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< 1 year

Micropayments; metering

#2: Payment Channels

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< 1 year

Micropayments; metering

Expanding functionality

#3

TrueBit

(Jason Teutsch and Christian Reitwiessner)

#3: TrueBit

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#3: TrueBit

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???

#3: TrueBit

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???

Very cheap computation

#3: TrueBit

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???

Anything non-deterministic;

speed

Very cheap computation

#4

Distributed Storage

(IPFS, Swarm, Storj, etc.)

#4: Distributed Storage

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#4: Distributed Storage

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Now-3 years

#4: Distributed Storage

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Now-3 years

Cheap storage

#4: Distributed Storage

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Now-3 years

Cheap storage

Guaranteeing availability

#5

ZKSnarks

#5: ZKSnarks

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#5: ZKSnarks

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~Now

#5: ZKSnarks

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~Now

Private transactions

#5: ZKSnarks

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~Now

Private transactions

Efficiency; trusted setup

#6

Cross-Chain Communication

(Interledger, Cosmos, PolkaDot, etc.)

#6: Cross-Chain Communication

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#6: Cross-Chain Communication

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Now-5 years

#6: Cross-Chain Communication

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Now-5 years

Network effects

#6: Cross-Chain Communication

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Now-5 years

Network effects

Settling on standards

...and a lot more

  • Proof of Stake
  • EWasm
  • Consortium Chains
    • Hyperledger
    • Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
    • BigchainDB
  • Formal Verification
  • Identity and Security
    • uPort
    • ENS

A final note

Contact me:

@peterborah

peter.borah@gmail.com

 

Slides available at:

https://slides.com/peterbb/tourists-guide

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