On April 3rd, 2015, Cryptofresh Pictures had the chance to interview Dan Larimer at the Bitshares headquarters in Blacksburg, Virginia.
While some of the footage from that interview was included in the original Bitshares Peer To Peer Tour Video, the rest has not been seen, until now.
If you missed it, you can see Part 1 of this interview here:
In a wide-ranging and forward-thinking interview, Dan Larimer gives us some insight into his personal philosophy, as well as his perspectives on the many issues, possibilities, and opportunities confronting those within the cryptocurrency space, and the whole of society.
In Part 2 - We ask @dantheman these questions:
What's beyond Bitshares?
What's your vision for the future?
How do you think this movement will play out?
Do you feel that there are any threats to the internet itself? Or, what will happen if the internet breaks?
To many on Steemit, @dan, or @dantheman, needs no introduction.
Dan Larimer is the co-founder, and lead developer of several second generation cryptocurrencies including Bitshares, Steem, and is currently leading the development of the EOS blockchain as CTO of BlockOne.
Video By Cryptofresh Pictures
It's important to bear in mind that this interview was conducted pre-Bitshares 2.0, Pre-Graphene.
So when Dan is asked, "What's beyond Bitshares?" you just have to realize that the modern Graphene toolkit hadn't been released yet. The kind of 'flexibility' with 'scripting' that Dan alludes to in blockchain development, indicates to me that over two years ago Dan was already thinking about what would later become the foundation for EOS.
"...and I can see the the ideas we see in Bitshares are going to be matured, optimized, and applied at a broader scope. I see blockchains becoming faster, more efficient, and more flexible than they have been in the past. That probably means some kind of scripting and configurability, but it has to be high performance, because anything that cannot handle thousands of transactions per second is not going to be adopted by the masses. "
There's so many more great quotes here, but I'll leave them for you to discover.
Stay tuned for Part 3 tomorrow!