Dr. Leemon Baird is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm. He had been thinking about the problem of distributed consensus for many years. This was driven from a desire to be able to carve out your own piece of cyberspace, to share with those who you want to share with, and not have to be dependent on the whims of a big technology company to host your data or collaborations. As a mathematician and computer science PhD, Leemon looked at the problem and thought it was unsolvable for a long time, but kept coming back to it until he found the answer.
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- What are the material financial terms of the license agreement between Hedera and Swirlds?
- Can Hedera’s license to use the hashgraph technology be revoked? If so, in what situations?
- Does Hedera have an exclusive license to use the hashgraph technology?
- How much bandwidth overhead does gossip about gossip add to messages?
- Have any non-Carnegie Mellon professors or academics verified hashgraph as asynchronous Byzantine fault tolerant (ABFT)?
- Who generates the timestamp on a transaction?
- What is 'gossip about gossip and 'virtual voting'?
- Why was hashgraph invented?
- Is the hashgraph consensus algorithm patented?
- How can hashgraph deliver consensus without proof-of-work?