Bitcoin & Co – Gloria Zhao: A College Student’s Journey to Bitcoin Core Development

Bitcoin & Co – Gloria Zhao: A College Student’s Journey to Bitcoin Core Development

Published on October 22nd, 2020 by
BTCMedia

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Todays guest is Gloria Zhao, she is a Bitcoin Core developer, former president of “Blockchain at Berkeley” and will finish her Computer Science studies at the end of 2020. We discuss how Bitcoin and blockchain technologies are seen by her fellow college students, why she chose to work on Bitcoin only instead of all the other Silicon Valley stuff and blockchain projects that are around.

“Privacy and censorship resistance should be the default. We can’t keep measuring technologies or applications based on how convenient they are or how cheap they are.
We need to start thinking about how private they are.” – Gloria Zhao

Topics:

Career expectations for college students in Silicon Valley
Blockchain education at the college
Why Bitcoin, not blockchain
How she escaped the mindset of Silicon Valley
How to become a Bitcoin Core developer
Her Chinese roots
Why privacy is so important in the digital era

Visit Gloria’s recommended learning resources in the shownotes.

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Published at Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:43:00 +0000

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