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Author: Sunny Aggarwal and Nate Rush

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Conspiratus is Latin for consensus. Through discourse and discussion, we attempt to reach consensus on the state and future of distributed consensus and decentralization technologies.
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Lane Rettig moderates a debate between Sunny and Ryan Zurrer on the merits of Edgeware vs Straightedge and the design decisions that went into things like the generalized lock.  With a surprise guest appearance from Dillon Chen, co-founder of Edgeware!
In this episode of Conspiratus, we put out a panel on governance that Sunny moderated as part of DappCon 2019, a highlight event event of Berlin Blockchain Week.  On the panel are Ameen Soleimani, Stephanie Hurder, Jorge Izquierdo, and Sebastian Gajek.
Episode 8 - Fiat Apologism

Episode 8 - Fiat Apologism

2019-08-2601:23:03

Learn about the origins of the Federal Reserve system, collapse of the Gold Standard, and Rodrik's Trilemma!
In this episode of Conspiratus, Nate and Sunny discuss Straightedge, a novel zero-day fork experiment of the Edgeware project, designed to amend some of the sketchy design decisions made in it's initial distribution.  The first of many benevolent byzantine behaviors to come!
In this episode of Conspiratus, Sunny sits down with Eric Meltzer to discuss immortality, death, and Terror Management Theory.  Spurred on by a series of tweets Eric put out a few weeks ago, we talk through different strategies for dealing with one's own mortality.  And to lighten stuff up, we also learn about the Satoshi's Hunt, a global scavenger hunt for $1 Million in Bitcoin organized by Eric and top secret team of puzzlemasters.  Maybe Eric dropped a few hints in this episode?  Better listen through to find out!
In this episode of Conspiratus recorded live at ZCon1, Sunny and Drew Stone of Commonwealth discuss Edgeware, governance of ZCash, and the implications of Facebook's new Libra project.
In the episode of Conspiratus, we discuss the social contracts of different blockchain communities and how it impacts their respective governances.  We also discuss the ability to "dissent" in different communities and talk about the level of influence that large projects like MakerDAO have in Ethereum, and how Cosmos aims to keep this in check.
In the episode of Conspiratus, we discuss some of the latest current events on the Cosmos Hub, including the recent security patch hard fork, the Google Cloud downtime that affected many validators, and some general discussion around Cosmos governance.
In this episode of Conspiratus, we discuss the one year hiatus from making episodes. We explain some of the causes of the break, what we've been doing in that time, and our plans for the future of Conspiratus. 
Our first full Conspiratus epsiode where we discuss protocol governance with our two guests, Vlad Zamfir and Arthur Breitman. Check out the associated reading list for this episode here: https://conspirat.us/podcast-resources-1-protocol-governance-300fac63ffa9
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