On Sunday, October 26, 2014 I spoke at the Silicon Valley Ethereum Meetup about the philosophy and technology of “Smart Contracts”. Here are the slides as a pdf file. Here is a ustream video of the first 51 minutes of the talk (unfortunately the recording stops there). There was also an audio recording but apparently interference with other audio equipment makes it hard to listen to.
Smart Contracts 101 with Steve Omohundro
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 PM
To kick off a series of discussions of key Ethereum concepts, Steve Omohundro will present the basics of smart contracts. He’ll discuss:
• Why contract law is society’s programming language.
• The smart contract facilities in Bitcoin.
• The smart contract facilities in Ethereum.
• How to create “DAO”s (“Distributed Autonomous Organizations”) and “DAS”s (“Distributed Autonomous Societies”) using smart contracts.
These presentations are intended to be interactive with lots of questions and discussion. Ideas will be presented in a clear and easy to understand way for those new to Ethereum while still being engaging for experts.