TL;DR: On-chain chess. SLP Agora. CashScript. Nimbus (now Mitra). Be.cash. Those are just of the few projects developer Tobias Ruck has either participated in substantively or altogether headed in little more than a year. During his first CoinSpice Podcast chat, we get the backstory about Ruck, updates on the implications of his most current work, and what he believes is needed to attract more dev talent. This episode is available embedded in the article below, and on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio Public, Breaker, PocketCasts, PodBean, YouTube for Newer Episodes, YouTube Older Episodes, and Overcast.
Tobias Ruck is Solving P2P Electronic Cash Frictions
He’s a craftsman. He likes to build. Ruck needed a cryptocurrency project matching his increasingly libertarian political and worldview leanings, no small matter for someone living in modern central Europe. He’d dabbled-in BTC, but ultimately tired of the scaling debate and its never-ending non-solutions such as the Lightning Network. He tried his hand at Ethereum, and found the developers there amazing and its community efforts very ambitious.
But he was pulled toward peer-to-peer electronic cash, and with its rebirth two years ago in the form of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Ruck found a home where he could build. He began with projects like on-chain chess, and captured the attention of other devs who liked his out-of-the-box thinking. From there, he was off to the races.
Demo Gods have been lenient 🙏🙏😅
— Tobias Ruck (@TobiasRuck) November 20, 2019
Ruck has dominated our Crypto Dev Digest column ever since, seemingly appearing in it every installment. He’s always thinking, crafting, working to build a better mousetrap as it were. When he reluctantly attended the historic, first of its kind Bitcoin Cash City Conference (BCCC) in Townsville, Australia last year, he was uneasy about making the long trek from his home in Germany. The experience turned out to be a revelation.
It was there in the midst of the BCCC, spending and using bitcoin cash for food and drink, he ran into a curious problem. Quirks with mobile and internet services in Australia caused a few hiccups, and at one point he and dinner companions even paid the bill twice. Here was the premiere P2P electronic cash for the internet unable to be used properly because of the … wait for it … internet. His proposed solution is both elegant and mind-blowing, and he managed to demonstrate it live for hundreds of curious onlookers at a London meetup not too many months later. We chat about all of it, and more, in this super packed episode.
- CoinSpice Podcast 64
- Host C. Edward Kelso
- Tobias Ruck on Twitter
- Let’s Play A Round Of Chess – On The BCH Blockchain!
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- Radio Public
- YouTube for Older Episodes
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