Have you ever wondered what the algorithm of a flock of birds would look like? Well, today’s guest has. Leemon Baird is the inventor of something you may not have heard of, the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm. He is the Co-founder and CTO of Swirlds Inc. and he has more than 20 years of tech and startup experience.
Leemon has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Academy and as a senior scientist in a bunch of very cool labs. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and has multiple patents and publications in peer-reviewed journals on topics that are near and dear to Dave Asprey’s heart like computer security, machine learning, and mathematics.
Dave and Leemon draw some interesting and nerdtastic comparisons between cryptocurrencies and our own bodies, through a thing called quorum sensing.
So basically, Leemon is a badass with a big brain.
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