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Dose of Ether #24 - Grid+ Phonon - Alex Miller, Karl Kreder

The Bitcoin Podcast

Links Medium Article Overview Phonon Network Specification

1hr 9mins

17 Jul 2019

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Hashing It Out #32: Grid+ - Alex Miller & Karl Kreder

Hashing It Out

Grid+ is one of the most legitimate and exciting products utilizing blockchain in the space, so we're very excited to present Alex Miller (CTO) and Karl Kreder (VP Hardware) on our program. We discuss their line of blockchain appliances, how they're built, their design philosophies, and the challenges in building hardware for blockchains. We get to hear some of their thoughts on the future of blockchain and consensus protocols, and where they see the world moving into the future as decentralization becomes and adopted norm.

1hr 13mins

7 Dec 2018

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Hashing It Out #32: Grid+ - Alex Miller & Karl Kreder

Hashing It Out

Grid+ is one of the most legitimate and exciting products utilizing blockchain in the space, so we're very excited to present Alex Miller (CTO) and Karl Kreder (VP Hardware) on our program. We discuss their line of blockchain appliances, how they're built, their design philosophies, and the challenges in building hardware for blockchains. We get to hear some of their thoughts on the future of blockchain and consensus protocols, and where they see the world moving into the future as decentralization becomes and adopted norm.

1hr 13mins

7 Dec 2018

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Hashing It Out #32: Grid+ - Alex Miller & Karl Kreder

The Bitcoin Podcast

Grid+ is one of the most legitimate and exciting products utilizing blockchain in the space, so we're very excited to present Alex Miller (CTO) and Karl Kreder (VP Hardware) on our program. We discuss their line of blockchain appliances, how they're built, their design philosophies, and the challenges in building hardware for blockchains. We get to hear some of their thoughts on the future of blockchain and consensus protocols, and where they see the world moving into the future as decentralization becomes and adopted norm.

1hr 13mins

7 Dec 2018

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Karl Kreder: Grid+ – Unlocking Direct Access to Wholesale Energy Markets

Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

Energy markets form a complex ecosystem of actors. Wholesale energy producers create energy through various means, grid operators transport electricity over long distances and deliver it to homes and businesses, who buy it from local utility companies. The utilities act as resellers in this scheme and take on much of the financial risk associated with selling a commodity which is consumed long before payment settlement from consumers. However, utilities have high operation and marketing costs and charge a high markup on the electricity they buy from wholesalers. Karl Kreder, Co-founder of Grid+, a Consensys project, joins us to talk about how blockchain technology can help disintermediate utilities and allow consumers buy electricity directly from producers. The Grid+ Agent is a hardware device which sits in your home, is connected to your energy meter and can interact with the power grid. The Agent has built-in logic allowing it to respond to your energy needs and predict usage. It is also equipped with a Trusted Execution Environment and a wallet which keeps private keys secure and can make near real-time payments to the network. Topics covered in this episode: Karl’s background and how he became part of Consensys Energy A high-level overview of the energy market and the different players in this ecosystem Where lie the inefficiencies and how they can be improved The challenges facing the energy market today The Grid+ Agent and its functionality How the Grid+ Agent works and how it interacts with the grid Other potential applications for the Grid+ Agent The economics of the Grid+ smart contract and how it handles risk The Grid+ token sale Episode links: Grid+ Grid+ Whitepaper What is Grid+? - YouTube This episode is hosted by Meher Roy and Sébastien Couture. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/206

1hr

24 Oct 2017

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Alex Miller and Karl Kreder, Co-Founders of Grid Plus–More Efficient Energy Markets Through the Ethereum Blockchain

Finding Genius Podcast

Current energy markets are highly inefficient. Particularly in Texas, where Grid Plus was founded, the biggest inefficiencies are through the retailers, or utility companies. These retailers are not responsible for creating energy nor for maintaining the grid, and yet have nearly a 100% markup on the energy purchased through them. Grid Plus plans to change that, by using the Ethereum blockchain to allow consumers to pay for electricity in real-time. This means that paying consumers wont have to subsidize the bills of individuals who don't pay, much of the administrative costs of traditional retailers can be eliminated, and energy sold to consumers for a lower cost–saving the average consumer an estimated 35-40%. Pre-paying with fiat or credit cards allows digital tokens to be sent to the consumer agent, who will facilitate the paying of energy in real-time. This system also will allow people to purchase solar panels and put energy back into the grid. Ultimately, they hope to incentivize peer-to-peer transactions, and the creation of local grids. For more information, visit www.gridplus.io.

25mins

3 Oct 2017