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The Unveticast

The Unveticast

By Michael Giesen
Technology moves incredibly fast and in many different directions, which makes it difficult to wade through the nice of it all and determine exactly what's valuable. The Unvetica Podcast is an attempt to solve this issue in our own small way - by talking about technology as we hear and learn about it ourselves. This is meant to be a sort of technological stream of consciousness that we can then pull questions from - and ultimately have conversations around.
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What are the Ethereum 2.0 Hardware Requirements?
In this episode of "learn ethereum" we focus on what the ethereum 2.0 hardware requirements are. Our special guest u/LamboshiNakaghini who is one of the moderators on the Ethereum Staker Reddit Community. We discuss the various aspects of solo staking and hardware considerations to be aware of.  Ethereum Staker Reddit ---------------------- https://www.reddit.com/r/ethstaker/ LamboshiNakagini Reddit Profile ------------------------------- https://www.reddit.com/user/LamboshiNakaghini/ ETH Staker Discord ------------------ https://discord.gg/MppYCY Unvetica Discord ----------------- https://discord.gg/Ep62gs ETH2 Hardware Discussion ------------------------ +05:24 - 09:20 - Introductions + Background   09:33 - 11:40 - What to expect in Phase 0 and beyond  11:40 - 13:08 - Can I run a Validator on a RaspberryPi?  13:08 - 16:55 - What kind of storage do I need?   17:31 - 19:36 - Will my home computer work for a validator?  19:40 - 21:41 - How long do I need to run a validator for?  21:45 - 24:21 - Can I change computers as a validator?  24:25 - 28:00 - How do I eliminate single points of failure?     28:00 - 28:26 - edit this out    28:27 - 31:17 - Can I use an existing Laptop or Desktop?  31:22 - 33:40 - Should I buy a new laptop to run as my Validator?  33:35 - 35:18 - Can I run a Validator on a NUC?  35:19 - 39:10 - Running a Validator on enterprise-grade hardware  39:30 - 41:25 - What Operating System should I run on my Validator?  41:25 - 45:00 - Can I run a Validator on AWS or a VPS service?  45:00 - 48:07 - How can I participate in ETH2.0 without running hardware?  48:16 - 49:32 - How much money can I make staking a Validator?  49:37 - 51:00 - End
45:55
October 9, 2020
What is Ethereum 2.0: A Reading of EIP-2982 with /u/SuperPhiz
The Ethereum ecosystem is maturing at a rapid pace. To help answer some basic questions and help understand the new features and changes expected in Ethereum 2.0 we have Superphiz from the Reddit Ethereum Staker Community join us in reading through EIP-2982 which is the formal protocol for Ethereum 2.0: Serenity. While reading through the EIP we ask and answer a bunch of questions, please see the time stamps below for specific questions. +00:00 - 01:05 - Overview of Episode  +01:05 - 04:02 - Introduction: A Reading of EIP-2982 with SuperPhiz +04:02 - 05:07 - Explaining how Ethereum 2.0 will be deployed  +05:07 - 06:12 - How will Ethereum 1.0 become Ethereum 2.0 +06:12 - 09:59 - What is the Difference between PoW and PoS consensus? +09:59 - 11:09 - Why do we need Ethereum 2.0? +11:09 - 12:37 - How does Ethereum solve the scaling issue?  +12:37 - 13:32 - What is Sharding and what is its purpose? +13:32 - 17:30 - How do I participate in staking? +17:30 - 18:12 - How penalties work in Ethereum 2.0 & why staking is important +18:12 - 19:19 - How PoS helps conserve energy +19:19 - 20:00 - Will there be two different tokens once Ethereum 2.0 is released? +20:00 - 23:17 - What are the updates in network parameters?  +23:17 - 26:42 - How exactly does the deposit process work? +26:42 - 28:39 - How do Rewards and Penalties work on PoS? +28:39 - 29:54 - What happens to Ethereum 1.0 when Ethereum 2.0 launches?  +29:54 - 33:58 - How do I get rewarded as a Validator?  +33:58 - 36:40 - How much can I expect to make as a Validator?  +36:40 - 37:22 - How much will I lose if I’m not online as a Validator? +37:22 - 41:11 - What is an Inactivity Leak? +41:11 - 44:52 - What is slashing and how could I be slashed? +44:52 - 47:15 - How can I earn money without being a validator? +47:15 - 52:07 - How do Layer 2 Scaling solutions work? +52:07 - 53:13  - How does backwards compatibility work? +53:13 - 56:36 - What are the differences between Ethereum Clients? +56:36 - 58:06 - What difference security updates are coming with Ethereum 2.0? +58:06 - 1:01:39 - Closing thoughts
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October 8, 2020