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Blockchain Bridge

Jun 19, 2018

In this episode, Ben and Jay meet up with Neeraj Murarka, CTO and co-founder of Bluzelle, a high-security decentralized and scalable database, to explore trends and what's happening in the data management space. Neeraj delves into the meaning of Bluzelle's motto, "You are the Database," and details the advantages and differences between a traditional "centralized" database versus a decentralized database.

Neeraj breaks down the value of a "key value pair" database, and goes into detail on the impact of immutability with respect to blockchains and how a decentralized database differs, as well as why a blockchain is impractical for use as general purpose data storage. 

Neeraj describes the differences between "farmers" and "miners" within cryptocurrency, and discusses the ways Bluzelle enables individuals to be farmers, as well as explaining Bluzelle's "Karma Initiative" to drive on-chain governance from producers. Ben and Neeraj explore the future potential of home devices, such as gaming systems or cell phones, for use within a decentralized database storage system. Neeraj wraps the discussion talking about Bluzelle's hackathon and the Canadian government's support of cryptocurrency as well as the ways they actively enable the growth of the industry.