Very good discussion on pi-calculus and overcoming the Von Neumann bottleneck for scalability.
YOUTUBE kojlx2ykRsA Greg Meredith & Nash Foster: RChain
1:15 - Origins of RChain 4:24 - Nash’s background, origins of Pyrofex, how he got involved with RChain 5:45 - Why did RChain choose a cooperative governance model? 7:24 - What do members get to vote on? 10:05 - What is RChain’s big picture vision of how they seek to solve scalability on blockchains? 19:10 - What is the relationship between compositionality and concurrency? 21:45 - Compositionality and RChain 22:26 - Sharding and Concurrency 24:08 - Successful sharding 24:50 - Concurrency vs. Parallelism vs. Distributed 27:55 - Analogy and explanations for this method of computation 36:29 - Analogy for asynchronicity 41:32 - Understanding smart contracts 51:32 - RChain’s usefulness in consensus 54:50 - Writing dapps for Ethereum vs. RChain 1:01:30 - How can people contribute to this project? 1:04:24 - RChain Governance Forum