The Decentralization will not be Televised

Theory and Practice of Blockchains 2020. Kartik Nayak: On the Optimality of Optimistic Responsiveness


ZK Podcast: Consensus Algorithms & HotStuff with Ittai Abraham


The 10th BIU Winter School on Cryptography - Information Theoretic Cryptography, February 17-20, 2020

Part 1: Basics of information theoretic consensus

Part 2: Information theoretic HotStuff

Part 3: Lower bounds and learning by doing

Part 4: Consensus with constant expected running time


Proofs, Consensus, and Decentralizing Society: Large-Scale Consensus and Blockchains, Oct. 22 – Oct. 25, 2019, Simons Institute, Berkeley

Ling Ren: Analysis of Nakamoto Consensus

Kartik Nayak: Flexible Byzantine Fault Tolerance


ZK-TLV 0x09: all you can eat BFT, November 11, 2019, Tel Aviv

Part 1: The Bitcoin breakthrough in the lens of Distributed Computing

Part 2: State Machine Replication: from Traditional to Modern

Part 3: The HotStuff approach to BFT


It’s All About Decentralized Trust, CES Summit ‘19, Oct 5-6, 2019, MIT Media Lab

Part of the “From Distributed Consensus To Blockchains” session. https://www.cryptoeconomic.systems


Talks at the THE SECOND SUMMER SCHOOL ON PRACTICE AND THEORY OF DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING, July 8-12, 2019

Byzantine fault-tolerance, state machine replication and blockchains: Part 1 (from Paxos to Byzantine Paxos)

Byzantine fault-tolerance, state machine replication and blockchains: Part 2 (from Partial Synchrony to Synchrony and SMR)


Talks at the 3rd Winter School in Computer Science and Engineering on Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies. 16-20/12/2018

Blockchain, BFT and beyond: part 1 (intro, Nakamoto Consensus, BFT)

Blockchain, BFT and beyond: part 2 (Partial Synchrony, Synchrony, Tradoffs)

Blockchain, BFT and beyond: part 3 (Smart Contracts, SMR, Operating Systems)

Blockchain, BFT and beyond: part 4 (Payment Channels, Randomness Beacons)