Hi, my name is Raul Jordan - I am a Go developer working on the Ethereum blockchain protocol. I write regulary about cryptocurrencies, privacy technologies, life, gaming, and the latest ideas floating around the cypherpunk sphere.
Read more about me and my works - contact me raul@prysmaticlabs.com

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The State of Hashing Algorithms - the Why, the How, and the Future
Cryptographic hashes are used everywhere from password storage, to file verification systems, but how have they evolved over the years and what should we expect from their security in the near future?...
WebAssembly - the Future of Blockchain Computing
Conceptualized as a “global computer”, Ethereum’s core idea is straightforward - to leverage the trust-minimizing nature of blockchain technology for consensus on the output of computer programs...
A Primer on Ethereum Blockchain Light Clients
Running a full ETH node can be prohibitively costly for most, making light ways of accessing the network or submitting transactions an important requirement...
Why I Bet on Ethereum
I believe the first killer app will come from a system such as Ethereum and its vibrant developer community...
How to Scale Ethereum: Sharding Explained
The scalability debate is at the front and center of the crypto community. With major occurrences such as the Cryptokitties debacle clogging up the entire Ethereum network over the span of a few days, it is well-known that the biggest, public blockchains in their current state do not scale...
Paths
I had a bit of a moment of nostalgia earlier this month as I was walking down the city, thinking about how different this environment feels compared to the different settings I grew up in. It felt like it was so easy to lose track of key memories and lessons I had learned when I was younger...

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