Dr. Leemon Baird is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-Founder, CTO, and Chief Scientist of Hedera. 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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- 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 PoW?
- How efficient is the hashgraph consensus algorithm?
- Does the FLP theorem say aBFT consensus is impossible?
- Where can I find more information about the hashgraph Coq proof?
- What is aBFT?