I am Arthur Breitman. Ask me anything.

Arthur Breitman is one of the co-founders of Tezos, a blockchain platform which provides smart contracts, has built-in governance system, and facilitates formal verification. Unlike the majority of blockchain platforms, it uses the delegated proof of stake consensus.

Prior to Tezos, Arthur worked at X (previously known as Google X), the self-driving car division. He comes with great knowledge of technology, blockchain, and programming. Don't miss out the opportunity and ask the questions.

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  • Tezos and blockchain governance
  • Developing Dapps in 2018
  • Proof of Stake and other consensus mechanisms
  • The future of Bitcoin
  • The current state of Blockchain
  • Blockchain development
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It's known that Kathleen is working to integrate Tezos into the gaming economy, but I'm interested as to what your focus will be for the upcoming years? Are you planning on making your own official proposals along side the community's?

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I'm excited to see what's in store, thank you.

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How does the Voting Process at Tezos work in detail. User side and Developer side.

There's a coming blog post that goes into it in details but, briefly speaking, there are few 8-cycle long (about 3 weeks) periods. First, a proposal period where protocols can be proposed and an approval voting procedure ranks them. Then, a voting period where the top rated proposal can be adopted. Then a testing period where the protocol is run as a testnet. Finally, there's a confirmation vote to promote the testnet to the mainnet.

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Hey Arthur, thanks for the AMA!

When do you think we'll be able to use cryptocurrencies the same way we use FIAT today?

I don't know.

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What do you think is the most underappreciated subtlety of Tezos governance?

Many people assume that governance exists to make changes easier. I think it can be used as a way to protect the consensus rules and the ledger against changes. Formal rules with a high burden of compliance to enact changes can be more effective than informal cultural taboos against changes.

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When do you think banks will stop blocking crypto-related transactions?

I don't know.

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