Uncover the Secrets of Building Avalanche Dapps with Emin Gün Sirer: The Big Interview

The video features an interview with Emin, the CEO of Ava Labs and a key figure in the Avalanche ecosystem. He discusses his role as a talent scout, attracting smart people to the platform and assembling a team to grow the technology. Emin explains how his experience working on Bitcoin security and scalability led him to explore the true bottleneck to achieving blockchain’s potential: coordination. He and Kevin’s technique developed a new foundation for consensus protocols based on metastability. By rethinking consensus, Avalanche is creating a faster layer 1 solution that can bring parties together without prior coordination. The video also promotes an upcoming Avalanche hackathon.

The Big Interview with Emin, CEO of Ava Labs

All right guys, welcome back to the video where we bring you the big interview with Emin, CEO of Ava Labs. As one of the most important people in the Avalanche ecosystem, Emin has played a pivotal role in assembling the talent and growing the technology behind Avalanche. In this interview, you’ll learn everything from how Avalanche started, how it works, and how it differs from other blockchains. So sit back, relax, and get ready to gain some valuable insights.

About the Avalanche Hackathon

But before we dive into the interview, we have some exciting news for all the developers out there. We’re hosting an Avalanche Hackathon in December, and we’re already collecting emails of interested participants. If you’re a developer, make sure to sign up and be notified when we formally start the hackathon. We’re finalizing the details, but we promise massive prizes for the top three and top ten participants. Check out the link below to learn more.

Learn How to Build on Avalanche

If you’re new to Avalanche development, don’t worry, we’re here to help. We recently did a video on how to build a dashboard and wallet tracker on Avalanche in five minutes. Make sure to watch it and learn by doing. The opportunities are endless, and we hope this video inspires you to build and create something amazing.

How Emin’s Journey with Avalanche Started

Now that we’ve covered the basics let’s dive into the interview. Emin has been in the crypto space since the early 2000s, where he built a system called Karma that had the notion of proof of work mining. He’s worked on various projects such as Bitcoin security, decentralization, and scalability. But his journey with Avalanche started when he realized that a faster layer one blockchain was needed to achieve the dreams of blockchain technology.

Rethinking Consensus with Avalanche

Emin and his team at Ava Labs started rethinking consensus from the ground up. They realized that the traditional proof of work and proof of stake protocols were not going to cut it. That’s when they started exploring the idea of metastability as the foundation for consensus protocols. It was a simple idea of asking your friends for their preference in a crowd, and using that probabilistic background to create a consensus.

Emin’s Role in the Avalanche Ecosystem

Nowadays, Emin sees himself as the person behind the scenes, attracting smart people to the Avalanche ecosystem. He’s the talent scout, attracting the best minds to work on the platform. His goal is to talk to everyone and get them excited about the future of Avalanche. He sees a bright light in the future, and he wants everyone to see it too.

The Final Word

And that concludes our big interview with Emin, CEO of Ava Labs. We hope you gained some valuable insights into Avalanche and the future of blockchain technology. Make sure to smash that like button and leave a comment if you enjoyed the video. And if you’re a developer, make sure to sign up for the Avalanche Hackathon and start building today. Thanks for watching, and we’ll see you in the next one.

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