The Delphi Podcast
The Delphi Podcast
Oct 12, 2020
Tor Bair: Secret Contracts Go Way Beyond Privacy Coins
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Chain Reaction Host Tom Shaughnessy hosts Tor Bair, the Founder of Secret Foundation. The two discuss building private applications using secret contracts at scale, why this goes well beyond privacy coins and privacy as a human right.

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Show Notes

(2:00)    – (First Question) – What is Secret Network

(3:22)   – Transactional Privacy vs. Programmable Privacy/Private Smart Contracts

(6:39)   – Understanding Programmable Privacy

(8:31)    – Why have not DEFI applications taken advantage of privacy coins 

(12:26)   – The importance of privacy in Traditional Companies and DEFIs

(14:36)   – Features of a business model for private social applications

(18:28)   – Privacy, a human right that should be by default

(22:05)   – Will Ethereum become a Secret Network competitor

(25:05)   – There is no perfect privacy

(27:50)   – What have Tor Blair done differently in Secret Network

(33:52)   – Insights about projects running with anonymous founders 

(36:37)   – Primary functions of Secret coin

(39:14)   – Secret Network is not a secret anymore

 

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