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Fresh update on "avalanche " discussed on Schlereth and Evans
"To Denver, Alex Gibbs, the offensive line, and even Mike would tell us, we had John Elway. You guys set the tone. Our office will be the practice or not practice will based on the tone you set up front. And I believe that about every football team. You set the tone up front both D line wise in O line wise. And if you can't dominate that facet of the game, you can't set a tone. It's really hard to set a tone outside the numbers, right? In the periphery, the ball handlers. It's really hard to set that tone because the tone gets set through physicality. And if you're getting your butt whipped on every gun on one of every two dropbacks, if you're not setting the tone in the running game, it's really it's really difficult. Yeah, and the other concern is all these guys on offense are just looking at rust like Russ will do it. Don't worry, Russ will do it. One of the great things about covering you guys back when you were winning back to back, man, you walked into your locker room, and there were, well, to steal a line from a key to lead, there were dogs all over the place. There were leaders all over the place. Yeah, you had John freaking elways your quarterback. Right. But at times, you'd walk around that room, you wouldn't even know John was there. But, you know, there's outsized personalities like Shannon. And rod, and just pros like, you know, Howard Griffith and that's just on the offensive side of the ball. And then all you guys down there in the corner in the old line. So it wasn't like everybody on that offense was like, well, don't worry, John will take care of it. No, you guys all, you had plenty of guys. Who knew how to lead and to take control and to get in people's butts if needed be and you wonder if this offense has any of those guys? Yeah, I think that's part of that's part of the developmental phase and you just can't. You can't allow one dude. You can't let it all fall in one dude's shoulders. He can. But you know, it's hard when you don't have an established group up front either. You know, when you're like rotating guys and you don't have one group that says this is these are our guys and you're still waiting for some injured guys to come back and play and that's hard to do. Well Peterson writes at Denver fan dot com about how it's time for the avalanche to pay Nathan McKinnon whatever price he's asking. He talked a little bit about this yesterday in the wake of our avalanche insider Adrian dater writing that indeed Nathan McKinnon wants to become the highest paid player in the NHL and if you're looking at Connor McDavid's 8 year 100 million 12 and a half million per year contract as the standard bearer, you know, can you afford in a tight salary cap world like the NHL? Can you afford to pay Nathan McKinnon that money? Will says, yeah, give him whatever he wants and in this case I completely agree with scrappy will. He's earned the right to be the highest paid player in the NHL? You make him the highest paid player. And you know what? Ultimately, it's a feather in the cap of the organization. Once it gets done, I believe it will get done, Mike. It's a feather in the cap because. You do it the right way. You play the game the right way. And there was no question. You know, going into that series against the oilers where everybody's saying Connor McDavid is the best player in hockey. There is no question who the best player in hockey was when you put them in a side to side comparison, you want you talk about you talk about playing all 200 feet of the ice. On the defensive side and the effort that you give in the attraction that you are and the freeing up of other players that you create, there was no, there was no question in my mind watching that series like, you're just saying, this ain't close. So close. And will did a nice job of working the salary cap gymnastics as to how you can make 13 million per year fit. And you start looking around, yeah, they're paying in big money, car big money, landing big money, but you have enough contracts that you can have coming off the books, guys like Eric Johnson, maybe a JT comforter, you could trade eventually Samuel Gerard. He's a big ticket guy with over 5 million per year. And the avalanche have done such a great job under Joe sakic of layering their roster where yeah, you have the big star players, but you've also got these young players that are developing behind. Now you trust that the Alex new hooks of the world and the bow byrons of the world are really ready to step up and take, well, they roll. They did in the playoffs. That's why if you look at and say, okay, maybe if we need to move on with a Sami Gerard in order to be able to fit a Nathan McKinnon, we can do it and not miss a beat. Check all of the articles that Denver fan dot com were of course all the content is free. As we get set for the arrival of the Dallas Cowboys, who better to have on than former cowboy great, one of your Fox teammates in the broadcast booth. One of the other guys, it gets forgot all the time when they ask questions about back to back championships and they don't call on me or moose. Daryl moose Johnson joins us. Most good morning, thank you. Good morning. Yeah, we do seem to get left out of that way. Yeah, yeah, I mean, it is just atrocious. Now, you're a Syracuse guy. You know my partner, Mike here, is a Syracuse guy as well. And I was just wondering, you guys were on campus at the same time. And I was wondering, no, but I think we did bump into each other multiple times at Sutter's mill. No longer there. Very disappointing. No longer there. No longer no moose graduated. I was a sophomore. I got to watch moose play for a couple years. Did you ever try to get his autograph? I didn't make time. I never tried to get his autograph. No. Hello, mister Johnson. This is so much fun. Mister moose, can I get you? No, I never did. Okay. All right, good. So I know you're driving cross country, right? You're taking your daughter's Syracuse? Yeah, we're going to be hitting out a little bit later this morning. So, did I happily get the Nashville today? And then actually it's been great because I live about three and a half hours from there. So going back and forth a couple of times a year, I've got and see my mom and dad. On a much more regular basis. So it's worked out really well. Well, actually, most of this is kind of funny because my daughter is going to Syracuse as well. And I did that same exact thing last year for her freshman year, drove her across the country with all her stuff. So you're going to have a blast. It's a great, great job. You did Colorado to Syracuse. I did Colorado to Syracuse in two days. Nice. Where's your halfway point? It was it was in Illinois in basically where are you near there? Joliet. Illinois. I got half of that. I got to about Joliet before I said that's enough. That's awesome. And yeah, that's just an awesome. Hey, hey Musa, as we get ready here, cowboys 12 and 5 last year, which means, as you well know, they won't win the division. This year, because nobody's back to back division winner since Philly back in the early arts 2000 what four and 5 or something of that nature. So, but where are you with the cowboys right now? What do you think of them as a football team and kind of how they're constructed and what the Broncos
Strong quake kills 5, injures dozens in northern Philippines
"A strong earthquake has set off landslides and damaged buildings in the northern Philippines killing at least 5 people and injuring dozens The 7 magnitude quake was centered in a mountainous area of abra province but its force was felt in Manila too where hospital patients were evacuated and terrified people rushed indoors in a chilling near death experience Filipino photojournalist Harley palenque and companions who were traveling down hill in two vans in mountain province when they suddenly heard thunder like thuds and saw an avalanche of boulders as big as cars reigning down just ahead of them I'm Charles De Ledesma
'Thrilled' Blue Jackets sign Gaudreau for $68.2M
"And kept two on the first day of NHL free agency The avalanche re signed forward arturi lechon and defenseman Josh Manson but they lost goaltender Darcy Kemper to a 5 year contract with the capitals The abs also said goodbye to Andre burakovsky who signed with the kraken Meanwhile the blue jackets made a big splash by getting former flames forward Johnny gaudreau The hurricanes added veteran blue liner Brent burns and the red wings picked up center Andrew cop left winger Dominic kubala and defenseman Ben sharat the rangers picked up center Vincent trochek and netminder Jack Campbell went for the Maple Leafs to the oilers I'm Dave
NHL free agency: Rangers get Trochek, Senators land Giroux
"The defending Stanley Cup champs lost two players and kept two on the first day of NHL free agency The avalanche re signed forward artillery lechon and defenseman Josh Manson but they lost goaltender Darcy Kemper to a 5 year contract with the capitals The abs also said goodbye to Andre burakovsky who signed with the kraken The hurricanes added veteran blue liner Brent burns and the red wings picked up center Andrew cop left winger Dominic kubala and defenseman Ben sharat the rangers picked up center Vincent trochek and netminder Jack Campbell went for the Maple Leafs to the oilers I'm Dave
Avalanche to Get New Dressing Room, Is a Practice Facility in the Works?
"Jake Shapiro on Denver fan dot com wrote about new avalanche dressing room. We got a we got tipped off yesterday by Joe sakic in his press conference that they're upgrading the dressing room at ball arena. And there's hints that there could be a dedicated practice facility here in the works, mark for both the nuggets and the abs. Yeah, I mean, I think that's important. I think that any more you look at shoot, I was just in Dallas this weekend and what they called the star is the cowboys facility. Places of palace. Dude, if I'm a free agent, do you see Jerry? I didn't see. I didn't see Jerry. Terry. Yeah, I would have been great to see Jared. But like if you're free and you're getting recruited and you take a visit to the cowboys and you see what they got going on over there? I mean, is that move the needle for you as a player? Oh yeah. If it's a toss up, obviously if one team's going to pay more, you're probably going there, but if it's a tie, it's and you go and you see what they've got going on there, you see that the star area and all that they've built around there and then every cowboys player has a banner hanging up, up and down the street, you know, and larger than life. It is and you know that you're a good player in Dallas, the ancillary money that you can make from appearances and showing up places and doing things. I mean, that place is that place is outrageous. Yeah, it does move the
Avalanche Re-Sign Valeri Nichushkin to 8-Year, $49 Million Contract
"But we start with the biggest story. Really, of the Denver sports landscape, the Colorado avalanche signed pending unrestricted free agent valerian to an 8 year extension. It's the big boy deal, fellas, the club announced it yesterday, the contract. By the way, and I'll just kind of get this off my chest. It's so funny the way that these sports are covered like in the NBA or in the NFL, this would be a massive get for a inside reporter, Adam Schefter, Asian or janowski, sham sharan, you know, fill in the blank, right? The teams announce it in hockey more oftentimes than it actually gets broken by reporter. I know that's a niche thought, but instead of like Ian rappaport breaking the story, like the abs just like tweet it and just interesting niche thought. But valerian and 8 year extension, the contract is worth $49 million with an annual average value of 6.1 million bucks to choose can just have the best regular season of his career, mark 25 goals, 52 points and 62 games. The abs are telling you this guy's a part of our core. Yeah, and here was a guy when he came into the league as it first rounder was considered a bus. He was a
We're Still Waiting on That Nathan MacKinnon Extension
"We are kind of living in the afterglow if you will of the Stanley Cup for the Colorado avalanche and Joe sakic sort of retooling a couple things still waiting on the Nathan McKinnon extension, assuming it's just a matter of time right here if they're working on a Mark. Yeah, I would imagine. I mean, there's a lot of work to be done. That one's going to get done. Those ones just take time, right? They time and a little bit of a little bit of caressing. You know, they've got to make sure you do it the right way. But McKenna is going to get one of them contracts like the Joker got. You know, like the big time Superman supermax. Supermax. You get a soup. You ever get a super max contract? I never quite did. So close a few times to just slip through my hands there. Yeah, I mean, Nathan McKinnon. The opposite is super max. That's what I got. So you never got one either. No, no, no, no, I never. I never was in a position to negotiate. Mine was my whole life has been organized begging. I go, can I have more money and they say no. Okay. Thank you. No, but seriously, can I have more? No, okay. I think they're going to say yes to Nathan McKinney. They are. Just a matter of time before we before we get that
Kuemper to Move On; Avalanche Acquire Rangers Goalie Georgiev
"Okay, Joe sakic rolling the dice once again between the pipes as they are not going to bring back to RC camper. They did meet with Darcy Kemper and as we speculated yesterday during the show was this the first domino that had to fall before you could truly move on with free agency, you had to know if you could get a deal done with Darcy Kemper. Apparently the numbers were not a match for what Darcy wanted to what the avalanche wanted to pay. The avalanche quickly go out and acquire Alexander georgiev, they back up goalie for the New York rangers, hey, this is this follows the pattern, doesn't it? A couple years ago, Philip group hour. Last year, Darcy Kemper acquiring guys that haven't really proven yet that they can be the number one guy, but you speculate you project that they can be. They're doing it again with georgiev. Is this the right way to go? You got to trust that it is. You got to trust that he's making the right choice here. Obviously Darcy Kemper was an integral part of this team, and he overcame a lot to be able to be between the pipes when it mattered. Are they making a mistake not bringing him back? I don't think so. No, I mean, I rallied for Darcy Kemper to stay here, but you got to think that it really is about the culture. It really is about Jared bednar and his ability to get the most out of the players that he brings in here and find the diamonds in the rough. Those Uncut Gems who might have not struggled elsewhere, but not shined elsewhere and come here and been able to shine like the shushin as well. You know, we talked about that guy three years ago. He was on a team. He played 50 games didn't score a single goal. And all of a sudden he's here and making a big impact. So you got to trust that sack hicks process is to find those guys that are gonna
Joe Sakic Wins the 2022 NHL 'GM of the Year' Award
"Joe sakic Wednesday NHL GM executive of the year award and so deserving and again, it's a regular season award that was voted on, but boy, it would have looked kind of silly to have given it to somebody else after you saw the way the avalanche went out and won the cup. In large parts of the moves he made, man. He pushed every button and hey, we've been pretty lucky here in this town to watch. Guys that were great athletes championship athletes also kind of show their chops as an executive. First John Elway and now, Joe sack, yeah, and that's pretty rare. Isn't it? To have a guy who's awesome on the ice or on the field, be able to spot talent and have and have a knack for putting a team together and understanding the levers to pull in the buttons to push, 'cause a lot of guys man, a lot of guys are just instinctively so good and they can't explain why and they can't put it together and I know some will accuse John Elway of having a little bit of that later in his career, but he brought us another Super Bowl as an executive and Joe sacking, this award much deserved to me, you look at Jared bednar and that's Jared bednar is just a reflection of Joe sakic's approach and just trusting him to get his team on the right track. A guy who was not well known and gave him the reins and so much deserved a joke sacking and let's go get another
Blackhawks trade DeBrincat to Senators before NHL draft
"NHL draft day began with several moves involving veteran players the biggest of which was forward Alex to brink at going from the Blackhawks to the senators Chicago received the 7th and 39th picks in this week's draft along with the third rounder in 2024 The 24 year old to bring it just tied a career high with 41 goals and established a personal best with 78 points The Stanley Cup winning avalanche acquired goaltender Alexander georgiev from the rangers for three draft picks And the penguins signed veteran defenseman Chris la Tang to a 6 year $36.6 million deal I'm Dave
Prosecutor: Fatal Italy avalanche likely unpredictable event
"The Italian rescue service is back searching for bodies three days after a massive piece of Alpine glacier broke off and killed hikers Mauricio de Antonio from the Alpine rescue service says his teams continue with aerial search operations using drones trying to find more elements that could help reconstruct what happened and also to give a more certain answer to the relatives who are still waiting for information 7 hikers died and several others are unaccounted for after large chunks of ice and rock from the marmal iglesia sped down the mountain in an avalanche on Sunday The experts say such teams can not go in on the ground as a terrain is still too dangerous I'm Charles De
Italian expert: ice avalanches too fast to avoid
"Original expert says a deadly ice and debris avalanche fell from Italy's mama lada glacier reaching very high speeds and involving large masses leaving no chance for hikers could get to safety A geologist and avalanche expert at Florence university tells the AP it's clear the avalanche is closely linked to climate change and he says if we do not take decisive measures to counter such effects such avalanches will become more and more frequent like certain types of landslides adds that it must be a wake-up call that this event happened during a scorching summer I'm Charles De Ledesma
Drone search resumes on Italian glacier after avalanche
"Rescuers have resumed the search for an estimated 13 hikers who are still unaccounted for following an avalanche in northern Italy that's killed at least 7 people so far Italian Alpine rescue spokesman Alex bartin says the possibility of finding any more survivors is very remote because he says the mechanical action of this type of avalanche has a very big impact on people Baritone adds there have been sightings of a few bits of equipment like ropes that kind of thing The avalanche is largely being blamed on rising temperatures which are melting glaciers a huge chunk of this one had cleaved off Sunday sparking the avalanche that sent torrents of ice rock and debris down the mountainside onto unsuspecting hikers below I'm Charles De
Rain hampers search for missing in Italian glacier avalanche
"Thunderstorms have hampered the search for more than a dozen hikers who remain unaccounted for a day after a huge chunk of an Alpine glacier in Italy broke off at least 7 of the group are known to have perished The figures include at least 9 others injured when the avalanche was unleashed from the marma later glacier on Sunday afternoon when dozens of hikers were on excursions some of them roped together trentos prosecutors says 17 hikers were initially believed to be missing but some have now been tracked down at least four bodies brought to a makeshift morgue had been identified by Monday afternoon
Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time
"Nathan McKinnon nets one and assists in the game winner as the Colorado avalanche defeat the Tampa Bay lightning two one to win their first Stanley Cup championship since 2001 Kale mccart was awarded the Khan smythe trophy for the most valuable player of the playoffs Throughout this whole whole game environmentality was just when that period and when the next one get the next shift and so on and we're never looking too far ahead to the outcome and we definitely we definitely feel like we earned that one for sure Lightning captain Steven stamkos broke the ice early but that was the last Tampa Bay would score McKinnon found a crack at Andre vasilevsky's right side to tie the game at one 54 the second then fed arturi lechon who would give Colorado the lead midway through the game and Darcy Kemper stopped 22 shots to earn the series clinching win Walter marsicano
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 11:27 p.m. EDT
"AP sports time gethin cool bar the three Pete was denied as the Colorado avalanche are Stanley Cup champions for the first time in 21 years After a two one win over two time defending champion Tampa Bay in game 6 Nathan McKinnon scored the tying goal one minute and 54 seconds into the second period before arturi lechon and netted the game winner midway through the second As defenseman kale mccart took home the Khan smythe trophy as the playoff MVP Overall this team is just a bunch of fighters and our model throughout the year was just Pascal so we never wanted to go away and that was kind of what we stuck with and I think it showed tonight Major League Baseball the American League leading Yankees bounced back from being no hit with a walk off 6 three win over the Astros correspondent Tom Miriam has more Aaron judge hit a three run Homer on Seth Martinez in the bottom of the tenth to win a game that looked like another Astros win for much of it Judge also won the first game of the series with a 9th inning single on Thursday Kind of remind me of some postseason games Big clutch hitting Other AL winners the Red Sox twins rays angels White Sox and athletics In the national league the Marlins walked off the Met three to two on Nick fortes solo Homer with two outs in the 9th Which was awesome I did not want to get swept against those guys Other NL winners the Dodgers brewers Phillies Diamondbacks cubs nationals and reds Ole miss has won the college World Series after scoring three times in the 8th to complete a sweep of Oklahoma with a four two victory Brandon Johnson struck out all three batters he faced in the 9th to close out the rebels first national title It was a dream come true Ever since you're a little kid you dream of being on the mound in those situations And then when it happened you just like go of yourself because you realize that you did do it And engulfed Xander schauffele ended a three year winless drought on the PGA Tour after coming from one shot back on the final hold to post a two stroke victory at the travelers championship Guess and cool bot AP sports
Kadri scores in OT in return, Avs move to brink of title
"Not some country scored a 1202 of overtime to give the Colorado avalanche a three to two come from behind win over the Tampa Bay lightning and take a commanding three games to one lead in their best of 7 series And I thought it may be pinned between his arm and you know he was kind of swimming in the crease and I thought he might have had it so it was certainly a few seconds of confusion there and then I just saw everybody kind of bull rush the ice and that's when I knew it was confirmed Tampa Bay came out with an explosive start to the game Anthony cirelli scoring 36 seconds in Colorado answered in the second the puck going in off Nathan McKinnon skate while on the power play Victor hedman gave the lead back to the lightning lifting a perfect backhand over Darcy Kemper Anthony cogliano even things up in the third to force overtime
Lightning bounce back, beat Avalanche 6-2 in Game 3
"The Tampa Bay lightning have life after dropping the first two road games of the best of 7 series they win at home beating the Colorado avalanche 6 to two The bolt's got scoring from all four of their lines Andre palat had a goal and an assist as did Steven stamkos We had a much better start We had some chances We had some shots We had some offensive zone shifts something we didn't really have early in the game The last two So it's a different feel We're obviously comfortable in playing those tighter close games and games with the lead Nick Paul not just 5th goal of the playoffs early in the second which turned out to be the game winner Anthony cirelli pat maroon and Corey Perry each scored Nikita kucherov and Victor hedman both finished with two assists Both of Colorado's goals came on the power play off the stick of their captain Gabriel landeskog Walsh marsicano Tampa
Avalanche rout Lightning 7-0 to take 2-0 lead in Cup Final
"The avalanche on a two games to non Stanley Cup final lead This after they humiliated the lightning 7 to nothing Two goals came off the stick of kale With some good goals and stuff like that but at the end of the day we know next game is gonna bring their best And it's always the next game is the hardest Colorado parlayed an eye popping territorial advantage into a three zero lead after the first period Those goals came from valerian Andre baray and Josh Manson At the other end of the ice the two time defending champs rarely tested as gold tender Darcy Kemper who turned away 16 shots Bruce Morton Denver
"avalanche " Discussed on The Bitcoin Podcast
"So it doesn't seem, it's beholden to any given data structure outside of a dag so you can have that parallelization of decision making. Is that it? Is there something I'm missing? That's correct. What you said is correct. The dag is not the dag for avalanche is a performance optimization. It's very different from the dags seen in other currencies, just by the way. Like the way the dag is used in iota and the way the dag is used in avalanche are completely different. It's a very subtle difference, but it's a crucial difference. So, and instead of the dag in avalanche, we could have used any other data structure that gives us concurrency. So we could have used the multiset, for example, and would have been just as fine except multisets are a little hard to reason about. People don't really understand them. And the moment you say multiset, it gets confusing, whereas dags are kind of nice to visualize. I don't know. So yeah, we're going with diagonal. And dags are very, very nice because they give us that concurrency. You and I could be working on the, let's say, north side of the dag, while Corey is working on the south side. And other people are working on the west side or whatever. So the dag itself, essentially creates innate sharding, right? You can just ignore some portion of it and grow some other portion of it. So shards work really well in an embarrassing embarrassingly parallel situation where one worker doesn't have to care about what the other workers around it are doing in regards to the decision that they're making. How do you how does this work in a situation where that's not the case and you need to know information that's dispersed across the network or you have like you have race conditions on those types of decisions? Yeah, of course we thought quite a bit about this. So one interesting thing is let's see. So in typical blockchain protocols, you have to know the entire history of the chain. In this universe in the avalanche universe, you only care about what we call the live edge. Anything that's in the past that has been spent, you could actually prove if you wanted to. So we have the option in our nodes of pruning state. And ignoring the path to the genesis vertex. So if you are strapped for space, you could just ignore it. And you have all the same guarantees, all the same security for the live edge, even without having to check it all the way back to the genesis vertex. And for sharding, if you decide that you want to keep only half the graph, then you are perfectly capable of doing so. And so and in fact, if you decide to be a lightweight client that cares only about its own notes, that's perfectly reasonable as well. So how do you, that's the thing that's kind of throwing me off about this is how do you join an how do you join this network? I'm a node, I want to hop on, you don't need to know the entire history of everything, but how do you know the live edge? How do you know what edges are important? How do you know what's dependent? And how do you know the information you're pulling from the network is correct, so you're set up with an initial state that is correct. You really call them. So there the idea is very similar or the attack that you're mentioning is very similar or in fact it's identical to what's known as an eclipse attack, right? So I come into Bitcoin. How do I know that the tail I got is the actual tail. How do I know that some idiot did not intercept my connection to the network. And feed me a different chain than the one that the rest of the world has fed me. And in fact, in Bitcoin, the way they get around this is they have about 9 or ten seed nodes. And so you connect to one of the seeds and the seeds themselves give you give you the different tails that they know of. And hopefully none of them lie to you. And then you find the hardest, longest tail end. And that then defines the blockchain for Bitcoin. And it's going to be, of course, a very difficult, difficult process to try to attack this for Bitcoin because you'd have to go to all of those seeds and somehow intercept what they do. But let's not fool ourselves. It's just 9 or ten seeds that they have, right? That's what it comes down to. In Ava, it's somewhat similar reasoning, but with much larger numbers. All you have to do to join the network is find one node that knows of other correct nodes. You got to find just one correct node. The joint process is simply of going to a bunch of seeds and saying, hey, you know, I know you are part of the network. Who do you know who's part of the network, and then walking down that path? And if you walk down that path, I think you're going to find all the other nodes that speak the same. That is the same language, and you will find all of the other nodes that have the appropriate staking amounts that have participated in the network, and you'll be able to vet the current set that you're talking to. Okay, but that node's informing you of other nodes. So you're also depending on that node. As being an honest actor at some point, correct seed.
"avalanche " Discussed on The Bitcoin Podcast
"Easy to do in our language. So those are nice. Let's see. What else can you do? There are a lot of other things one can do on top. The coin itself, the parameters of the coins itself of the coins themselves are subject to governance. So one interesting thing you can do with Ava that you can't with other coins is use the underlying consensus mechanism to pull for social consensus. And so what does that mean? So, you know, in the design of every coin, there will be certain numbers, certain parameters that are absolutely crucial, and that are hard to guess for the system designer. So let's take, for example, Satoshi Nakamoto. He ended up one of the parameters was how many coins shall I have outstanding 21 million? Okay, that's easy. And that's okay. Once you pick any number, it's as good as any other, as long as it stays constant. That's fine. And then he picked the minting schedule. So every four years, there's a heaven in, right? And so initially, every block gave you 50, 50 BTC, then it was the case that gave you 25 these days, you make 12 and a half pretty soon, we're going to go down by another factor of two. So how did he pick that? So was it a good choice that particular curve? And at times it was, you know, it ran behind demand, right? Which was actually good for the coin holders, the coin kind of did this mooning thing where there's high demand, not enough coins, the price goes to the moon. That's okay. But at times it's too much. Like for Ethereum right now, Ethereum is minting way more than it should. It's rewarding those miners who are not doing all that much work for with too many coins. And so that's a problem. They had a problem in the theory, and now they're trying to make a whole bunch of changes to try to change this. Well, an avalanche you can do the following. You can say, I want to push a special transaction onto the network. And this is a transaction that says, let's change the minting rates from, let's say, 1% a year to compensate for loss to 0%. And if enough people agree with you, that is absolutely the kind of decision that you can make. That decision will be confirmed through the same avalanche technology, the same avalanche method. And that will be the new law of the land. And you know, or the converse is possible too. It could well be that if you have just zero reward, then you won't have enough participants in the system, then you might want to increase it. And then once again, that will require a special transaction, then maybe you put it up to 2%. And try to get more notes to stake and more notes to jump in the fray. And so it's kind of interesting. And in fact, more than kind of interesting. It frees us from having to make many of the decisions that other people end up making that are arbitrary and are then proven wrong by just what happens in the real world. Eos is suffering from a bunch of decisions like this, the ram pricing is all kind of messed up. You know, it's a subjective gaming and so on and so forth. So Ethereum has a bunch of other issues with it. For example, the cost per instruction Ethereum was picked essentially on one laptop, I gather. So people just measured how long it took to perform different operations. And then they put different numbers, different numbers, and based on how long it took on that laptop. Well, we can actually have it subject to governance so that people can have a meaningful pick here. So these are pretty interesting. There are many other things we're planning to do. We of course want to support smart contracts and we have a very interesting technique for doing so. And at the end of the day, all that will be a platform will be a payments rail and a contracting rail. That is much faster than anything known much, much, much more decentralized than anything known. And way faster and more green than everything else in existence. So I foresee a time, not very long from now, where we end up seeing these coins consolidate. We'll end up seeing a whole other coins just throw in the towel. And these technologies are very hard to kill. They probably won't die. But a lot of the communities will either pull their money out, or will change their underlying technology because what's the point of trying to maintain foobar coins? It's much more sensible to move on to a better platform. And there will be techniques for actually migrating your UTXO set or your accounts balances to other. And by doing so, you'll get a huge, huge boost. So let me try and recap something. Bitcoin consensus works because it takes advantage of some unique characteristics of the underlying data structure or the blockchain itself. There is no such requirement for avalanche. It's literally you have this many choices. Everyone signals what they want, the correct choice, the one that has the most out of that a subset should avalanche to the correct answer despite other people trying to stop it.
"avalanche " Discussed on The Bitcoin Podcast
"Is not going to know exactly what's going on on each node. It's might have a statistical idea because it itself can pull, but it won't know exactly what's happening. So as a result, we were in a very interesting situation. I think even with large numbers of nodes, adversaries might get overtaken. So in any case, these are all esoteric academic. Diversions from the main point, which is this thing is bulletproof in terms of its safety guarantees, and its life is guarantees are also bulletproof as long as nobody's misbehaving. And now we are kind of like, we're going into depth on what happens when people misbehave with attackers that are trying to sort of do things at the same time. So it's a very esoteric point. I didn't want to get the audience confused about this. Almost every avalanche discussion kind of devolves into this because for a distributed systems geek, this is these corner cases are the interesting ones. The main ones, like the main usage of this network, is going to be I pay Alice and Alice waits for my transaction to pervade through the network. And she pulls a whole bunch of times. And at the end of that, she is convinced that everybody has seen this transaction and nobody will revert and that's the end. So it's a fascinating, very, very quick process. So the protocol in practice ends up achieving finality in a matter of a second to a second and a half for really large networks. And it has throughputs on the order of tens of thousands of transactions per second. So it's really an exciting area. It can do things that other people can not do. And my group is currently busy building a new coin on top of the avalanche the core avalanche consensus protocol. And there is fascinating things one can do on top that one could only dream of with other other coins. I had a question about I feel like a lot of this is at least in terms of the corner cases we talk about with adversarial settings is the choice and how you randomly sample your own friends to ask questions. You have to assume that that sampling is done well because you have a large enough coalition that can basically lie to everyone else. But if you can sample appropriately, randomly, then I feel like that it mitigates a lot of the power that I guess adversarial would have. Right, you should use a good random number generator. The interesting thing though is the random number generation is up to you. And you know, I don't know. It's fairly straightforward in how it would work, right? You just pick any sort of any good random number generator, the one that comes with your OS these days is good enough. And then you sample according to that. And that will get you the diversity that you need. So it just has to be unpredictable to the attacker. The avalanche I think is a really appropriate name for how fast this gross because the decision making process is very exponential. Right, exactly. Exactly. You start going slowly away from the midpoint, and then suddenly you just avalanche down like in a giant mess. That's exactly right. So I'm still stuck on edge cases, and I just got one more to get out. I know there's probably something you've already addressed, but there's a back door in Cisco routers. And they, you know, somebody exploits that and winds up being able to manipulate the network so that transactions that are posted aren't the transactions that were intended. With blockchain, there's like an audit trail you can kind of sign things and have intent as part of the network. With this, it doesn't seem like that's the case you can't broadcast actual intent. You've got actually proving that you intended to do this one and only this one thing. Is that actually an issue or am I just coming up with something that's kind of too wacky for reality? It sounds a little confusing to me. So how would you signal intent in Bitcoin? Like if you show a transaction, you know, that's a transaction in Bitcoin, right? There is no there is no notion of while I'm doing this payment, but I didn't really intend it in Bitcoin. So why should there be a similar why should I have to do something that Bitcoin doesn't do? Guess you're right. Okay. So cool. So what is the progress you're making on actually building out this coin? So that's a great question. So consensus protocols are fantastic building blocks, but they are not by themselves a coin, right? The coin system actually requires a gazillion other decisions. And a lot of exciting new architecture on top. So at the moment, I'm building a new coin. It's called Ava and we created a company to sort of take over the development of this. And we were sort of proceeding quite fast down the path of building a fantastic new platform. I'm really excited about this. And let me try to give you the high level bits. So the Ava coin that we're building is based on avalanche. And it takes advantage of the avalanche consensus protocols. Protocol. And it then, as a result, inherits all of the good features of Evelyn. So what does that mean? Our time to finality is less than two seconds. So that's pretty good starting point. So within two seconds, you have as much assurance as one would, after I think the math, what did we do? I think it's on the order of 50 confirmations in Bitcoin or something like that. It's the chances of it being reverted after two seconds are minuscule, so that's our starting point. So that's finality. Our throughput is on the thousands to tens of thousands of transactions per second depending on the complexity of the transaction. And that's the throughput. It's been we're green. So if there's nothing to do, then we can just sit there without consuming any energy. There is no notion of constant energy expenditure. We're not going to consume the entire energy input of Denmark. Just so people have some idea so they can visualize it. Cryptocurrency mining takes approximately two nuclear power plants entire net output. So I'm sure everybody has driven at some point next to a giant nuclear power plant. These are really, really big, very impressive constructions. And two of them. Imagine all this cooling towers and all that stuff. Two of them are being used worldwide at the moment for confirming cryptocurrencies. That's way too much. Way, way too much, and it's that energy could be used for anything else. If you can't do anything smelled aluminum, you will have at least accomplished something. So we can achieve the same level of security as existing cryptocurrencies or in fact higher than that. And not require a tiny fraction of the electricity that's going into cryptocurrencies. So that's those are the cool features. That we inherit from avalanche itself. But there are other things we're building on top that are really exciting, and I want to just get through them very, very quickly. So number one, avalanche is not going to be a single coin platform. Yes, there will be a single coin Ava. That will fuel the whole system. That's true. But in conjunction, there will be the ability to create any number of coins on top. That's going to be pretty exciting. And so most people are somehow in this one coin one chain mentality. And so we thought critically about it, there's absolutely no reason why we can't support multiple different coins. So you want to start a new coin that represents real estate transactions that have unique properties. You can merge them if they're next to each other and so forth, then you can do that. Or you want to represent gold on the chain on the graph in this case. Absolutely. And gold has other unique properties like if it's in the same vault and same bar, maybe you could combine it and so all of those kinds of special features we could support. In addition, we will be able to support and we are able to support even now, multiple scripting languages. So there's going to be a base scripting language that is simple and safe and secure that anybody can count on, but you could introduce a Cory coin with its own unique scripting features, or you like, you know, let's say you like monero, anonymity features, and you like the Bitcoin, whatever the Bitcoin scripting language, you could combine them.
"avalanche " Discussed on The Bitcoin Podcast
"So if you're trying to cheat the system, then the system doesn't guarantee anything for you. And so, and that's good. Because you were trying to cheat the system in the first place. It's not going to get guaranteed anything for you. But for everybody else who wants to assure that their transaction got committed, it provides a strong safety guarantee and provides a strong line of guarantee. So can I posit a situation where that might in reality become an issue? Maybe I'm wrong about this. Let's say, let's say a coalition of the patient states want to embargo a smaller nation state. They collect together and redirect all their hash functions. It's a thing of the past. They redirect all the network traffic and basically say, hey, look, this is from now on, we're going to we're going to block any transaction that tries to go through the network from this particular set of IP ranges. And we're going to do this on the state level and what we're going to do is basically say we control 20% of the calculation power. I don't know what you call it transactional validation power. Let's call that decision power. Decision power on the network. So we're going to constantly flip from red to blue every time they try to confirm. And so nobody on the network can ever validate their information. Is that not a potential network level threat for this particular protocol? Yes, that is a threat. So let's go through what can happen in response to that threat. So just like the 51% attack is a potential attack on nakamoto. I think so, okay, so of course avalanche is going to have a number of attacks possible against it. So let's go over it once again. So 20% is a rather small number. So 80% can easily pull ahead of people who are who are trying to do. So let's just back up. Okay. Let's back up and let's start from scratch. So if you have a network where the majority of the nodes are committed to the proper functioning of the coin, okay? So just like just like in Bitcoin, you assume that 51% is honest. In a similar context here, we're going to assume that the majority of the nodes are, in fact, let's assume a super majority just to make it simple for the discussion here. Let's see what super majority of our committed to seeing transactions through. If the person doing the spending is not trying to cheat the system, these people have no chance, okay? So that if it's me and I'm spending giving money only to Alice, then there is nothing they can do to stop it. So this is an interesting result. It's nontrivial, but it is very, very, very cool. So how is this possible? Well, very straightforward, somewhat straightforward fashion. If I'm not issuing double spends, I'm doing virtuous transactions. I'm actually just genuinely paying Alice, then that transaction will disseminate to all, let's say, 80% good people. And 80% will say, well, look, I see no reason to reject this transaction. It's signed by, you know, whoever, and it should get to his destination. There's absolutely nothing at that 20% can do to counteract a group as large as the 80% of the network saying this should go forth. So that case is pretty straightforward. Now the second case is gets to be esoteric complicated scenarios, but again, they will come down to scenarios that have no consequence for anyone except the attacker. So if you have a group that's dedicated to sort of creating a liveness problem, they can only do that if there is a conflicting set of transactions. If I'm paying Alice and bob at the same time, they can hold it in limbo. And that is not that let's actually contrast this with Bitcoin. In Bitcoin, a minor will pick one of those two, okay? And it'll get resolved. But in avalanche, somebody could pick somebody could launch an attack where they maintain the network in perfect balance between Alice and bob for a long time. Maybe. Okay? I'm giving the attacker a lot of power in this discussion. And then I'm going to get to that in a second. Because real attackers will not have this much power. But the main point here is, okay, so for an intellectually advanced audience, we have to we have to just be clear that this protocol is different. If there are conflicting transactions, it doesn't guarantee liveness. So it differs from nakamoto, but there should never be conflicting transactions as long as the issuing person is honest. Why the heck do I have the same UTXO spent both to Alice and to bob? Why is it that I'm sending the same coins to two different people? So I should never have done that. And if I do do that, then the attacker can hold us in limbo. And if they do, then they do. And what's the consequence of that? The consequence of that is felt only by me. It doesn't hold up block production. There is no such notion of a linear blockchain in avalanche. It creates a directed acyclic graph. Yeah, it was one of the I wanted to point that out because it seems as though, in the case of the avalanches, the type of consensus protocol that runs in parallel, like a directory, basically graph would. And so you have the resolution of denial of service for single transactions, which doesn't withhold the denial. It doesn't have a dental service on the entire network, like you would with a block producing blockchain, right? If you can deny a single double spend, it could potentially have problems with consequences that spread across all of the transactions of the network. But when you have a resolution that's so fine grained on the message level, those who are trying to attack the system only have denial of service issues or issues with people coming to consensus on that transaction will not having an effect on anything else. So good quality or good behaving transactions get through, but having to care about what other people are doing to deny service. That's exactly right. The system will just route around it in some sense, right? It's creating this graph. And suddenly the graph will have a node that splits into two, and as long as the attacker is launching that attack, keeping it maintained, then the system might actually be in limbo and might be unable to decide, and this again, just like you said, Cory. The rest of the graph will grow around those notes, and the system will proceed at full capacity, and the guys in limbo will just remain in limbo as long as the attack is in progress. And if the attacker ever slows down for whatever reason, the system will actually pick one of the competing transactions and we'll actually resolve it. So that's not a problem. And of course, there is another open issue, which the paper doesn't actually advance enough in my opinion. And everybody who's looked into it, including my group in depth, says that there's lots of extra work to be done and lots of interesting things to examine. In the following scenario, what exactly is an attacker capable of anyway in avalanche? So the avalanche paper says, let's assume an omniscient sort of NSA style adversary. An adversary that can see what everyone else is seeing, and adversary that can look at who communicated with whom who told what to whoever else and so forth. But that's not actually realistic, even NSA is actually an essay can tap wires, but they won't necessarily know what the communication is. We're going to use end to end encryption in avalanche. So the paper is just giving a lot of powers to this crazy adversary. This mythical adversary.
"avalanche " Discussed on The Bitcoin Podcast
"The order of 13 or so, you can achieve consensus in very large networks. So going back to our example, I think what was archival stadium, 100,000 people, I think the number is something like 15 or so. So after 15 rounds of this, all you're doing is you're sampling 5 Friends of yours, okay? That's all you're doing. So at the end of the protocol, you will not have spoken to everybody in the stadium. To the contrary, you will have spoken to 5 times 15. What's the number? 75, I think. So you will have spoken to only 75 people, and yet you'll look around the stadium, and this is the magic, everybody will be holding up the same color card against their forehead. And that's why I think it's so cool. That this thing operates in a fundamentally different fashion, it's much more efficient than the way it works. And it gives you very, very strong guarantees. With a fine tuning knob under the hand of the under the thumb of the system designer. You can change how many rounds you go for. You can change how many people you sample to ensure that whatever level of whatever probability of reversion your comfortable with. This is equivalent if you want to comparison in Bitcoin, you have the number of confirmations. And the higher that number is 6 versus 5 versus 6 versus 7, the longer you wait, the better it is in terms of what the likelihood is of it getting undone. There are similar controls in avalanche as well. So yeah. That sounds really actually kind of reminds me of brown eyed blue eyed problem. It's a logic puzzle. That's actually been featured on X case XC kitty, whatever it is. And it sounds a lot similar to that kind of that kind of problem set, and that solution and it's neat, but my question is that works great with red versus blue, but what if there's 18 colors? And some of them qualify and some of them don't. And if you have a stadium full of very many different pieces of conflicting information, the number of rounds it would take to come to consensus, it seems would significantly increase, but also there's possibility for maybe chaotic states where everything kind of half the audience flips and half the audience doesn't flip. I guess eventually it would kind of come to a consensus. But it would just take significantly longer. There's multiple pieces of conflicting information. Is that correct? Not really. So the number of outstanding competing proposals is not really germane to how long the protocol runs. It doesn't matter. So imagine the same situation, okay? So imagine that we had three colored cards, the red blue yellow, and instead of a 50 50 split, I don't know what you want to have. Let's say you want to have a one third split for each color. That's fine too. Maybe actually, just take the following example. Imagine three different decisions, red, blue, yellow. Let me illustrate with a very simple to see example. Imagine that yellows are 1%. In one round, they will be wiped out, right? There will be no more yellows. So that's kind of interesting. And if you start out in a one third one third, one third scenario, which is the worst case for three colors, well then quickly one of them will dominate. The reds will veer over the one third boundary. And then they will again go into that same metastable process. And we'll veer in that direction. So in fact, the presence of more things to choose from makes it strictly easier for the protocol to decide because the other correct nodes get divided and therefore the self reinforcing stuff works even faster for the case of more colors. But you're right. Let me mention what you are right about. There is a very insightful thing that I don't want to lose, which is it is possible. For this protocol, it's okay. It is not possible for this protocol to have a safety violation, okay? So that's one of the things that's proven in the avalanche paper. What it says is, if you pick red, the chances that I will pick blue are minuscule, so small that I don't need to worry about them. It's, in fact, they are so small that they can be made smaller than the chances of all of the oxygen atoms in this room just migrating to the other side, leaving me to suffocate just in pure nitrogen on this side. So that can happen. It is possible, right? We live in a probabilistic universe. These atoms are colliding with each other. Some of them go left, some of them go right. And they could easily actually do this, not easily, but they could do this. This is a possibility. It's just incredibly unlikely we choose not to worry about this, and as far as I know, nobody has died of nitrogen to randomly probabilities work. So for that reason, so okay, so safety violations in avalanche are incredibly unlikely. But there is one scenario, which is if you have a sizable attacker, okay? So you have an attacker that's commanding, let's say, 20% of the nodes in the network. Then unless you manage to break out of that initial 50 50 split, he can keep and he knows exactly what he's doing. And he can see everything inside the network. He knows exactly how people are proceeding. Then he can keep you in that zone before you start to fall off on the edges. So the protocol, this particular protocol, does not guarantee liveness for decisions between conflicting transactions. So that's a mouthful and I can expand what that means. But for normal mortals, what it means is, if somebody is trying to double spend, okay? And he launches an attack with his double spends at the same time. So that is I issue two transactions, one paying Alice one paying bob by also at the network level using a lot of resources, I launch a large attack that requires me to see what's going on. Then the paper very nicely says, look, in that case, the attacker can keep these both of these decisions from making progress. So we neither pay Alice nor we pay bob. And then but then the paper says, look, this is of no consequence because of this other construction that decisions of this kind that are stuck in limbo limbo have absolutely no effect on other decisions. They're all independent. So if I ever do this to you or to Alice and bob, let's say. Then you guys paying each other is completely unaffected. So it's a very nice thing. So, you know, at a higher level, then in practical, let me just complete this thought. Let me just complete this slide. Just kind of a cute cute thing to mention. You know, in every distributed system, you're going to have some badness. Like there's some impossibilities that are always going to have to be there. And these protocols, like both nakamoto and classical, you know, there's always some badness that you need to deal with, like classical breaks down when you have bad actors over a certain threshold, nakamoto has other issues. In this one, an avalanche, all of the badness, all of the sort of the you can't get rid of this. You've got to pay some price at some point, is all collected into a tiny ball, and that ball is placed squarely on the shoulders of anybody who's trying to cheat the system.
"avalanche " Discussed on Against The Odds
"John stiffer stares out at the wide meadow of powder snow in front of him. He's 150 feet down from the summit. At the group's first stopping point. He watches as another member of the group, shoots off and disappears from view. He shuffles forward on his skis, getting ready for his turn. But he feels uneasy. The same doubt that entered his mind this morning is back, and it's gnawing away at him. His concern started bubbling back up when they were all gathered at the top of cowboy mountain. Everything felt rushed. He thinks back to his conversation at the chairlifts with Jim Jack this morning. Jack's buddy said the golden rule on tunnel creek is to stay left. But now, for some reason, everyone's heading right. He tries pushing his worries aside. After all, how could this many experienced backcountry skiers be wrong? Especially when locals like Jim Jack are with them. Stiffer looks ahead. Jack's up next. Then him. Jack looks over his shoulder at stiffer. There's a massive smile on his bearded face. All right, let's do this. Stiffer watches Jack go. He carves gracefully through the snow, making wide turns that send big waves of powder high into the air. It looks like he's having the time of his life. A few seconds later, he drops out of sight. The moment Jack is out of view, stiffer catches something moving from the corner of his eye. Did some of the snow just shift? One of the other skiers leans forward. That looks sketchy. Yeah. I saw something too. Stiffer and the other skiers carefully scan the terrain. He notices some loose snow rolling down the slope, but nothing major. He listens, but here's only silence. Then, the man next to stiffer points. Look, that tree over there. Stiffer looks and sees a tree top just over the edge of the hill where Jim Jack dropped out of sight. It swaying back and forth as if it's being shaken from below. White powder falls from its branches, stickers eyes go wide. There's only one thing he can think of that can make a tree move like that. An avalanche. Rob Castillo leans against one of the spruce trees below him, and looks up at the slope. He still can't shake his strange sense of unease. He sees another pair of skiers coming down the mountain towards them. But at the last moment, the skiers veer away from them and head for a larger patch of trees on the left side of the slope. Stay left, Castillo remembers. That's the rule on tunnel creek. He turns to look at the three people standing beneath the trees, uphill from him. Elise sogd Chris Rudolph and Johnny Brennan. He cups his hands around his mouth to call up to them. Hey. Should we all scoot over to where those two just went? Rudolph gives a thumbs up. Castillo feels relief. The clump of trees he's standing in is small and exposed. Plus, it's right above a narrow gully. What backcountry skiers call a terrain trap. Once you ski down that gully, there's no way back out. The skiers who went left are in an area with big, old growth trees with thick trunks. That's a much safer place to be. Castile looks down to fiddle with his gloves, but then he hears Rudolph's voice calling out. Castillo looks up and sees us tsunami of white, barreling down the mountain right towards him. There's no way to outrun it. He turns his back to the wall of white. He knows from his avalanche safety training that his best move is to hold on to something to avoid being swept away. Snow starts streaming through his legs and over his boots. He wraps each of his arms around the two small trees right in front of him. The snow is now at his waist. Everything's becoming shrouded in white fog. He sticks his head between the trees and grips them as hard as he can. And then it hits. The avalanche crashes over him like a wave. Almost knocking him down. Snow and ice pummel is back, harder, and harder. The weight of the falling snow starts to push him forward. His shoulders are getting crushed into the tree trunks. And the snow keeps coming. It pushes his face forward into the sharp spruce needles. He clutches the trees even tighter, filling them bend against the force. On the slope just below him. He sees a tree snap like a matchstick and spin off into the white void. Castillo strains to hold onto the trees. He knows losing his grip. He means death. Suddenly, he feels the barrage of snow on his back easing. Soon, it's just a stream of powder pouring between his knees. The white fog begins to clear. He sees daylight above. All around, he hears the eerie creaking of swaying and broken trees. Castillo turns to look up the hill, where Chris Rudolph, at least sgs dead, and his friend Johnny Brennan were. But there's no one there. Johnny, Johnny. No one answers. Everyone's just gone. Inside the avalanche, Elise sog stead feels for body tumbling out of control as the snow hurdles down the mountain. She struggles to breathe. Her body slams against something hard. Maybe a tree, but the icy wave continues to drag her along. There's no stopping. Then she remembers something, a lesson from surfing, when the ocean drags you under, relax, conserve your energy. Until it relents. Because it will relent. She fights to force away the fear and panic clouding her thoughts. She's not dead yet. And if she's going to survive, she has to stay calm. She does her best to relax as the raging wave of snow tosses her around like a rag doll. She knows it's only been seconds since the avalanche started. And it feels like hours. Then she feels the snow slowing and becoming less violent. She knows from her avalanche training what will happen now. The snow will stop, and almost immediately freeze solid. She also knows that most avalanche victims suffocate after being entombed in the frozen snow. She needs to act now. Sog said sticks her hands out in front of her. If she can get them above the surface, it will make her easier to spot. She feels the avalanche slow to a crawl. Then stop. Sogs said tries to move. But can't, the heavy wet snow is pressing down on her chest, turning as hard as cement. Her legs are pinned somewhere beneath her. She tries to turn her head, but it's locked in place. She's completely trapped entombed in snow in ice..
"avalanche " Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast
"Whatever main that it may be, it happened to be avalanche in this case. And that's what were they led to. That was the last 6 months. Yeah, so looking forward, really mostly excited about the subnets and how these games could really scale and prove out the subnet technology that we've been prepping for some time. And so you're going to be seeing these different games have their customized rule sets, and you're going to be able to interact with these games. As if they're web two games. So it should just simply work and work very well. And so I think coming up, we're seeing a lot of deal flow coming through the avalanche. Circles as well. We hired someone from EA games that's been incredibly helpful Ed Chang. He's a complete beast. And so he comes from the gaming world and is really trying to look at this critically, not just deploy as many games as possible. That's not going to win in this very hyper competitive market. What's going to really win is if you find games that are simply fun, I think that's where I personally draw the line. I think there are some fun games and web three, but we all played a fair share of games and web three. It's not nothing like the traditional gaming selection. So I think that's where that's kind of what we have to achieve. To beat as a collective community. We're waiting on web four. Web four games are going to be a good night. Yeah, exactly. So yeah. I'm down for a web 5. Yeah, I'm really tired of the games that are chores. Where you got to go in and click a button to claim if you do. So they're getting some of them are getting worse. Totally un fun is what they are and they're not games. And the only reason why I would argue that some of these games are fun and quotes is because you're making money. So that's not going to last forever. That party that strategy is not going to last forever. And so again, it comes back to the roots. It should be fun, and then if there's monetization that can happen, great. If not, don't force it. So on the eve labs website, it says avax dot network is a site avalanche is the fastest smart contracts platform in the blockchain industry is measured by time to finality. That is a bold claim. Especially because we've been.
"avalanche " Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast
"These are very low and continue to be improved to make sure that we can make them lower or more just keep making sure that the dynamic fees don't rise when the demand is high and things like that. And so I think the last 6 to 8 months, 6 to 9 months, you've been seeing kind of avalanche being the new kid on the block, turn more into like, wow, there's actually activity going on and not just a little bit of activity, but a lot of it. And considering the stats I gave you earlier, it's like the 800 active wallets a month. Where I think if you look at TVL, we're at about 11.2 billion in the DeFi space, I think we're usually like third or fourth right after, I guess right now it seems like Terra BSC phantom and avalanche were kind of like always changing places. So that's kind of how it's been working for the last 6 to 8 months in terms of actual activity. Very good. So right now, avalanche, AVA, X is 86 bucks approximately. It's nice to see the whole markets popping up over these last couple of days. It's been kind of refreshing to see. So total circulating supply is about 250 million of these tokens and there are going to be about 720 million of them total. So, you know, this is interesting now. You guys are in the top ten as Joel mentioned. Do you guys are moving there? What would you say are some of the key drivers of the avalanche ecosystem right now? Like, why is it in the top ten at this point? Yeah, I would say the previous statement is probably like one third of it where a lot of the defect activity has been picking up. That's huge for avalanche right now, especially to prove it's utility as an actual viable scalable L one. The other components I would say are important are institutions and enterprises. They have much longer time to markets. So it's kind of crypto people are like, let's have this tomorrow and the enterprises are like, let's have that next year. And so that's kind of the juggling that we have to do, but we are seeing a lot of these enterprises also now kind of saying, all right, well, we actually realized that blockchain is here to stay. Now how can we be a part of it? And so I think like Deloitte has launched something using avalanche. There are also a few other institutions that have done the same and they're also some that aren't public yet that are kind of on the works..
"avalanche " Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast
"Continuing our series of exploring other blockchains, we stick to the beginning of the alphabet to check out one of the newer players on the scene, avalanche, and while still relatively new, the avax token has broken into the coin gecko top ten for market cap. Today, we visit with J kurahashi sofu, VP of marketing at aval labs, to challenge their assertion that avalanche is the world's fastest smart contract blockchain. Don't worry, we are confrontational, but we do have questions. Questioning everything is what we do because we really just don't know. And it's how we learn. So learn along with us as we continue with an avalanche of content for your ears on episode number 593 of the bad crypto podcast. Who's that? This is bad crypto podcast show for cryptocurrency. Crypto serious. Crypto. It's not good for me to see a Russian right now, right? Too soon. To solve for Russian accent, I do not know. For a.
"avalanche " Discussed on Epicenter
"They tend to be when there is the usual China fund or Russia fud or India fod. They freak out a little bit more. If you have a bug in your system, they think that's the end of the world. They don't understand that these things happen with some regularity and they get fixed. But what it is, whatever it is, it's just part and parcel of having a lot of new people. So those are I think my three characterizing points. There used to be we were mostly relegated to techies, but now traders are coming in. And traders come in based on two things. The traders come in when they see another person with deep pockets. They like to ape. You know, they see a rich person doing something. They're like, hey, this guy must be doing something right. So, you know, that's fine. That's a silly behavior. That's what, you know, they do it. That's fine. The other thing they do is they come in because the own chain metrics are in their favor. If you look at our TV L and our market cap, we have the highest TV L per market cap. Okay, so I can't really comment on the price, but people who have got lower TVs than us have higher market caps. So we're in a very good situation, high TV L is fantastic. People who see our growth patterns, they come in. So more frequently, these data driven traders have been coming into avalanche. And that's been that's a very different community. So they may or may not understand the revolutionary nature of the underlying technology. We also have quite a few I would say normal people. So just this is very important to me. And this is actually one area where I strive to differentiate us. Almost all of crypto has been appealing to the same kind of anti establishment and I everything crowd. You know, they want to break down society. They want to break down the dominance of the dollar and have say Bitcoin instead. Or the Ethereum folks, you know, I've heard crazy things. What if we build a system that is used to store terrible, terrible content? You know, it's okay, maybe that would be okay. And this was coming from very high on up. And that's not where we are coming from. I think I want to, you know, if you wanted me to position us, I would position us slightly to the more humane side of where crypto is today. So none of this, you know, you lost your coins. What's it to me? Or I got mine so screw you. Type people, but more of the how are you doing? I know I will do well, and I want you to do well in life as wild type of people. And more of the I could go by Ethereum and I could pretend that Ethereum is Ethereum two, all the while knowing that Ethereum is actually Ethereum one, the Ethereum is a proof of work coin. It is as disruptive and terrible for the environment as Bitcoin is. You know, so there's a huge disconnect in some circles there, and it's a little painful to watch. So all these people who, you know, ostensibly, they seem to care about things. ESG concerns, right? So they care about the environment. They care about social impact. Supposedly. And then they go and use technologies that are ten years old at this point. Proof of work is 11 years old. It's terrible for the environment you should not be touching a coin like that. If the least bit about the environment, you want to leave a better spot for the you can't be using 1% of world's electricity to mine your coin. And that's what Bitcoin and Ethereum combine do. So that's one area where I would like to make sure that we are everybody perceives us as being different. You know, we are a fast chain where a high capacity chain were a very versatile chain, and the people who understand our subnet infrastructure, et cetera, the techies know this, the normies will take a while to understand. But most importantly, I would like to attract delightful normal reasonable people. People who don't want to break down society as we have it, people who want to essentially preserve what we have, but make it much more efficient. Make the rails more efficient, cut out the fat, like even as I speak right above the laptop, I'm watching Wall Street. And those people, you know, they're the gatekeepers. They collect rent. They collect they don't give you service. They infect the poorer service. They jump ahead of your order flows. So people who want to cut that out. And leave a better world for their children. Those are the kinds of people I would like to attract. So and I've done everything. Everything I know to do, everything imaginable at the protocol level. To build something that will appeal to them inherently. And from now on, it's just a game of mostly sitting back and letting the usual percolation of ideas take hold and have people understand what it is that we have. Because I do, you know, I think clear to me that we have something that's far superior, both technically to other proof of state coins and also value wise to at least some of the big incumbents in this space. Yeah. And really best of luck, going for the journey that's there to come. Thank you there. And best of luck to you as well. This has been such a blast. I've so thoroughly. I was not expecting to see you today. So great to see you beat cancer. So great to see you have a great chat with you. As always, as if it's just 5 years ago from where we picked up from where we left off and continue the conversation. So great to see my hair back so great to chat with you again. Yeah, absolutely. And hopefully we can do another one of those. You know, not so far away. 5 years definitely, way, way, way too far. So I think that would be fun. I'm really excited to see what's happening in the avalanche ecosystem. We have our company course while we have a few people who are like quite into it and yeah, and also excited because it does feel like a very elegant, some of the design. So and yeah, I've been a big fan of your work for so many years. That's very exciting to see how this is coming to so.
"avalanche " Discussed on Epicenter
"Well, if a then B then see, but if a proposes then they have an advantage, but if it doesn't send the block, then X or Y could send their block and base will get accepted. It is exactly. It is like a peaceful leader schedule. Yeah. And so with this week leaders scheduled what's happening is sort of like avalanche in my mind is kind of like becoming equal into here are tender or Solana or E two in terms of MeV because they're still in terms of no, no. Are we becoming equivalent? No. Let me see. Let me think about that. In some sense, in some sense. So is that what's happening? No, I thought about this before and my conclusion back then was no. It's going to forever be a different profile. And hang on, but I do need to recreate my thinking. One of the things I love about talking to you guys is we just kind of talk. So I didn't come into this knowing what questions you would ask me. So bear with me as I try to think this up on the spot. So if we were to take a look at a system like whatever tendril, let's say, versus avalanche with the week leaders in place, then yeah, no, that's true that the week leaders do give an advantage to a chosen person per slot. That's definitely true. And in that sense, we are similar to what's happening on other chains. There's still a huge difference between being a chain that takes, let's say, in the case of solano, like 15 to 20 seconds to I think the 12 seconds, whatever the number is 12, 12 to 20 seconds to finalize versus a system like avalanche that's taking less than a second to finalize. So that's a huge reduction in MeV. The entity that can extract MeV does change. And in a leaderless system, anyone can extract MeV at any time. And with a week leader, then there's a dedicated personal as a designated person who is in a favorite position for a slot and other people will find it very difficult to extract MeV. So I think that change that optimization for avalanche with week leaders was a good one. It drastically reduced the amount of MeV extraction. It changes the way you extract MeV as well. So anyway, you know, we can talk about this at length. And the bottom line is, you know, what's the slippers you get when you go to avalanche? When you go to you have bridged over, you're going to use pangolin instead of uniswap where you're going to use Trader Joe or yiti swap or kind of canary or whatever. Instead of whatever people were using on Ethereum, so what's the slippage you get? Who jumps ahead of you and how much worse execution do you get? And at least at the moment, I can just look empirically and my eyes don't lie to me. The execution on avalanche is incredibly good compared to what happens on let's say uniswap. Every single every single Ethereum miner is extracting MeV right now. All of them. And the way the avalanche network is, there are so many people who are securing the network, and so many of these people are firsthand participants in the network, that they just will not do any of these attacks. So that's I think the big difference. When you have a designated minor class, you have these people who are sharks, you know how minors are, right? They're there for the money and only the money. They are not really forward thinking, they have some calculations they've made. And if someone comes along and says, here is here's some here's some trickery that allows you to make more money. They all jump and start using that trickery. So that's what's happening on Ethereum, and I see no reason for why that should change. We've seen this in the case of Bitcoin miners as well. They are completely profit driven. So they will do whatever makes sense for their profits. And in avalanche, the way the protocol is, the vast majority of the stake is not extracting is not extracting. My nodes are never going to extract MeV from any user. So when it's there time to propose blocks, they will do whatever is right. So that's I think a fantastic situation to be in. And the MeV to be extracted is far lower than a system like Ethereum. That definitely makes sense. I think that's one of the big differentiators of avalanche, which is like, it's not a very delegation heavy system where other proposed take systems because you have usually have limitations on the number of validators like in a tender main chain like you probably shouldn't go above one 50 validator, though. So there you have to have the delegation where I as a holder of tokens delegating my voting power and consensus to a particular commercial entity. And then when there are these commercial entities then, of course, they will have professional MeV extraction systems, if not today then eventually. The Nash equilibrium is everyone runs and every week extraction system. Distributes that via lower commissions or something something else. But in avalanche because essentially there is not a limitation on a number of validators, anyone who has coins can become a validator. And so we hope can be that well, at least a certain fraction of the network that is regular people running validators won't have professional MeV extraction systems. Now, that can be the hope. Now, of course, there's going to be entities like I don't know, probably finance has a lot of avalanche tokens or the exchanges will have a lot of avalanche tokens. And they'll have an avalanche validator they'll end up running and will be extracting systems in the future. But probably a bigger fraction of the avalanche network compared to other proof of state networks might be one where people are still running like naive code with no MeV or something like that. So that could be that could definitely be a structural advantage in our language. One curiosity I have.
"avalanche " Discussed on Epicenter
"So for people who are listening, so MeV is this thing by which participants to your protocol can jump in and extract some value by jumping ahead of other other natural transactions occurring in the system. You see somebody trying to buy something on, say, uniswap, you jump ahead of them. You purchase purchase. I had from them, and then I had ahead of them and sell to them. And that's a simple kind that you can sandwich their trades. You can do all sorts of things to extract value. On the avalanche. So there are multiple different avalanche deployments or avalanche protocols or protocols in the avalanche family. And so until I would say maybe June or so yeah, until about four months ago or so 5 months ago or so, we used a version of our protocol where anybody could propose a block in any slot. There's a completely leaderless. And so actually, the current protocol we're using is still completely leaderless. It's still true what I say is still true. But we added an optimization. So back in June, we added an optimization and it's been a game changer. If you use the initial avalanche protocol where anybody can come in at any time. Then a single MeV extractor with a single stake. So Brian comes along, he buys one, one unit of stake, and he starts doing whatever he does. He can jump in, and he can jump ahead of any transaction in any block. So that's what could have happened in that protocol. And that's what was happening in that protocol. And we got the idea. We heard from the Grapevine that there were some people extracting multiple thousands of dollars per day, maybe $30,000 per day, et cetera from the system. This pales in comparison to what can happen on a chain like Ethereum. On Ethereum, many millions are being extracted via MeV per day. It was a lot of money being made by the miners. Because the miners are in a unique position to jump in at any time. So on avalanche that we noticed that this could have been a problem. We immediately applied an optimization where we slightly favor a given proposal in every slot. So, you know, so proposal 37, let's say Brian gets slot 37. He gets a slight advantage in slap 37. But otherwise he needs to be in line there may be another thousand minus takers and rotation. So that's suddenly reduced people's ability to jump in. And so that has had an immense effect. The amount of MeV extracted from avalanche, I haven't characterized it, but I believe it has dropped down significantly by multiple orders of magnitude. And also, it creates a nice dynamic. If you want to be in the MeV extraction game, now you have to buy a lot of steak and participate in consensus as a first time consensus member. So that's been a great change. And it made the protocol even more resilient. But at the end of the day, there is one defense against MeV extraction. That is there's incontrovertible. It's the best defense. And that is, if you have a fast protocol, then MeV extraction becomes really hard. So when your protocol is lagging, let's say, 15 seconds behind real time. Like it is with Ethereum. Then there's so much MeV to extract. You know the future, right? People submitted transactions 15 seconds ago, and there you are about the craft your block as a minor in Ethereum. And you can do whatever you want because you know how the prices changed in the intervening seconds. And in the case of avalanche, we are by far the fastest chain. We're the only chain that goes from submission to completion in less than a second. Our time to finality is 750 milliseconds these days. So we go from initial injection to being completely done with the transaction in the blink of two in just two blinks of the eye. So like you do this and it's done. And so it's so fast that the value to be extracted is much lower. That's at least an order of magnitude faster than other chains. So it's an order of magnitude faster than Ethereum. It's an order of magnitude faster than Solana. So that's how you I think eliminate most of the MeV. And then these other optimizations at the protocol level, they create a nice dynamic. Whatever remaining value there might be goes down substantially. So we've done we've done a bunch of things, as I mentioned. So we are naturally, I think possess low value. And with just a small optimization we managed to turn the game upside down. And force the MeV extractors to have to hold a lot of stake, which is a great thing for the avocado token holders. So I went back when the avalanche was very early on. So one of the things that I loved about avalanche is that it was the first leader sensors algorithm, by which it would be mean when you said leaderless consensus algorithm in Bitcoin, every ten minutes of any minor, depending minor as a block and then it can put transactions into the block and it has full volition of which transaction it puts in. And then came a generation of proof of stake protocols which include standard which includes salala, which adopted these other family of consensus algorithms that.
"avalanche " Discussed on Epicenter
"Independent parties. So that in case something bad happens, then those same parties can reconstitute the secret and get back at the funds. It's a safety and security measure. It's not a technological necessity. The bridge is not trusted, or it can be made completely not trusted and the secret can be made completely local, but that's dangerous. So for a while to come, I plan to run the bridge in this current configuration, where the secret is distributed to multiple parties. They're all independent. They have been chosen not to be not to collude with each other. Some of the new parties were planning to expand that set of parties, by the way. And we plan to bring in just quite a few bigger players. So we are very happy with the bridge and how it turned out. I think it's represents the best of the bridging technologies out there. The cheapest for sure. Definitely. So I mean, when you look at the history of bridges in this ecosystem, I mean, in the beginning, the idea behind many of these bridges was that chains would verify each other's consensus, and then the training and chain B and then some event X happens on JV and then you can submit a cryptographic proof on chain a, and change it and verify that cryptographic proof that event takes happen on G and B and then it can take a dependent action why based on that proof. So we started off with that notion generally. And then and then what happened was I the space accelerated so fast that in reality nobody could really implement these kinds of teams at a good enough level to be used commercially. So everything boiled down into having 5 signers or ten signers or 20 signers and that includes the bridge between salana etherium like many bridges around the ecosystem are based on signers. Some group of parties that are selected by usually the foundations of the change that are bridging, and then these designers are possessing these keys and they're multi accounts on both sides and they're doing the bridging. And now, of course, avalanche has done a very big operational improvement on that setup by having the code of these signers running inside SGX enclaves where some guarantees can be made about these enclaves subject to the overall security of SGX itself, which is which has been a matter of debate in the general computer science and cryptography community for ten or 15 years. Should we use SGX at all, right? But avalanche has implemented that into SG expert. Do you see in the future a new generation of bridges coming between say three and avalanche where it doesn't depend on signers? Where there can be something else beyond signers or signers really the edge of human knowledge and the game is about making designers more and more secure. And that's about all we can do today. Right. Very good question. So first of all, let me handle the immediate question, which is so what's really going on behind behind the bridge? Well, what's going on is you need to make sure that something happened on chain a, and therefore authorized a corresponding action on chain B so Brian brought his cash over on chain a and now we have to give him rap tokens on chain B or vice versa, he brought his rap tokens over. We have to give him the original coins. And so you need to establish whether or not consensus took place. And so there are different techniques for doing this, depending on what your underlying technology is. But it all comes down to collecting signatures as you pointed out. Ideally, you would want to collect signatures from everybody on one side, who's affected. So only Ethereum, everybody who matters believes that Brian brought his goings over, and then therefore, a corresponding action should be should be authorized. So that's a good question. So how do you do that? It's hard to determine everybody who matters. It's hard to it's also very, very costly to collect signatures from everybody on earth. If you try to do it, then this act of collecting signatures can itself become a security hole because suddenly people can douse you by asking you to sign a whole bunch of things. So it's a dangerous it's a complicated game to play. At some point, most everybody realized, hey, there are only a few people not few, but they're only so many people on each chain that really matter. Like finance mattress. If finance believes that Brian brought his funds over, that's important. My notes probably don't matter all that much. But the overlap overlaps foundation nodes. Yo, that's an avalanche foundation nodes. That matters. So there are some people or some nodes that you can identify as being important in that ecosystem. And you can piggyback your decisions on them. And that's what most people have been doing. Can we can we get to a mode where we don't have these? I think it's hard mayor because if you do, like as you start pulling everybody, then that is a lot of cost for everybody. And depending on how the bridges are used, those requests may be too way too many in number. There are people working on less trusted bridges. Axl R is working on one and there are many others actually currently looking at various different technologies for making that execution faster or cheaper.
"avalanche " Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"Of thirty. One thousand podcast. Thanks so much for joining us today. Lots happening I shouldn't happen. Lots being talked about elliott and will stick with a couple of canadian teams. Here right now and we'll We'll start with the maple leafs. I'm of the mind that this is probably going to be a six times six deal. What's happening with zach hyman right now. Well he's got the permission to talk to all these other teams right and you know what i think happened again. Nobody direct like none of the direct sources will talk about it. But the best i can piece together is like i think toronto wanted to keep them and i think he wanted to stay. I agree with you. I think there's a six times six or maybe seven times six out there potentially for him. We'll see where this goes. I think what toronto tried to do. And this is kind of gas and educated. Guess was they tried to. Max hermit to bring down the av And i just think it's too far from where highlands potentially going to go here. You know. I think it's like a lot of players i think there's a willingness to leave something on the table. I i just think the gap was too big of what potentially is out there. What they suspect is out there. And what toronto could do so. Even though i think toronto tried to mac term it. I just i don't think they were. They were able to get close. See that surprises me. The idea the toronto would would max term this thing and again i understand this is this is your educated speculation but you know we just mentioned the avalanche and being an analytics driven organization and so is toronto and the same aging curves that exists in colorado exist in toronto with the maple leafs as well. And here's a player. Who plays an aggressive rough brand of hockey which can to injuries. And he's twenty nine years old and that type of commitment on term to a player where you know. The history of these types of players aren't flattering for those types of contracts. I don't disagree with you. Jeff but i think what that may have shown was just how much toronto felt about this particular player. And the other thing you can always do is try to make it so that you know it's easier by audible at the end of the deal ever. I guess it just showed. How much toronto thought about hyman that. They really tried to find a way and i just unfortunately don't think it ever got close. You know the The other speculation that edmonson. There's a number of teams would be interested. Edmonson was one of the first ones that popped up and my first thought. Was you know what type of good did zach. Hyman do in her previous life to be able to play with austin matthews and maybe connor mcdavid early andrei cycle in this life. Do we know if there is still interest from edmonton edmonton's one of the teams in there. You know. I know there were some reports in vancouver. That knocks are there too. I just like to talk about the quick sec number one. I do think the contracts are looking for that kind of player. I think they have some interest in in in jaden schwartz. I don't think they're the only ones you know. There's going to be a few other teams looking at schwartz. Like i wonder. For example of landis gog leaves if colorado goes there maybe. La goes there. He goes back to saint. Louis i mean those are all possibilities for him but the other thing about vancouver i i wanted to mention wherever some brock besser rumblings. Yeah on thursday. This is what i think was going on with brock besser. I do think his name came up. But i don't think it's because vancouver's got him on the market. I really think that it was vancouver. Going after something they really wanted or needed and besser name came up as the price that it was going to cost them. And i really believe that if besser was getting move this year it was purely because of a deal where vancouver got something and we would say. Okay now we kind of understand why this happened. I don't think his name is being thrown out there. I think it was specific to a certain kind of trade. So i don't think it's a general besser available. Let me stick with vancouver here for one second. What's going to happen with nate schmidt here. I think they're going to to trade him. They are trying to move him. I think everybody knows. I hope said. There's no nate schmidt's situation. And i guess it's all semantics. Maybe there is no situation. But i think there's an understanding that You know he'd like to play elsewhere. And i think they're going to try to accommodate them but they could have a lot of holes on their blue line. They're they're trying to sign. Adler i don't know how deeply they've gone with hammock yet. There is a chance he comes back and ends up back there. But i do think they're trying to find him a new home. Let me get back to toronto. then We just talked about Zach hyman the goaltending situation. We've talked about a plenty jack. Campbell is the goaltender under contract. He will be a maple leaf next season question. Mark about frederik anderson question mark about number three. Who's out there on another team right now. What are your spidey senses. Tell you about the goaltending in toronto. It's a great question. I think the goaltender market's gonna be really interesting. You know with the montreal situation now. Where they're they're gonna leave weber unprotected in there. They're gonna lose. Jake allen you don't think they can do a deal to get ron francis to stay hands off. I hear it's expensive man. He don't someone told me who had been a position to know that the The ask and this may all changes. The deadline approaches. That the ask for staying hands off of a player as a first and a third. I've heard it's been very very high. That's very very high. That's very high very very high and that kind of fits but i. I haven't heard that you know the goalie. Market's going to be going to be fascinating. Someone told me that you know this new dell covid thing is really interesting you know. Carolina has indicated that they think what he could win in our is too high and you know some people wonder if it's appear negotiating tactic but other people tell me. They think they're serious that they'll only go to a certain point with the delicate and and then they might move on any maple leaf wise. Well i should talk about. The goal is because i keep on losing my train of thought right like this is not your fault. This is my fault like my flee like attention span. I keep getting distracted by something shiny. The name of this podcast cats and laser pointers go really is so true. Goalie wise everybody thinks seattle is taking dreger from florida and signing him. Now will that happen. I don't know but people are expecting it. So what other goaltenders. Now i think seattle is interested in whole be but not at the number. I think they want to see if they can get vancouver to retain something or try something there and then seattle's undoubtedly going to take a couple of goalies to see if they can flip them because if it's dreger we'll see what happens. Withhold be and montreal things. It's going to be allen and all of a sudden. Where else could we be going with this. Didn't we all think. I thought that anton khudobin was going to be one of those guys but then big ben bishop goes out in agreed to waive his no trade right. There's another one bishop. Mike smith isn't signed yet and edmonton..
"avalanche " Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"In this series. Jeff how many times colorado the puck would be deep in their own song or behind even their own net and less than ten seconds later then scored and that's not happening anymore. They have slowed them up or disrupted them. And it's ninety minutes away where i look and see a ton of interference or a ton of missed penalties. They're just either overpowering number disrupting them or getting into the lanes. They're doing a really good indiscipline job against the avalanche. Thank you re galley beleaguered point to and showed some examples of it as well. Would vegas was doing really well On sunday night was every time colorado goddess zone entry. It didn't go anywhere like okay. Sure they would they would get the zone but then it would be a turnover easy exit for vegas and we're off to the races the other way. That was a really impressive performance. Now one thing. I wanted to get your thoughts on is on the The game tying goal marshes so goal. While are they thought it was in and then yeah everybody thought it was in so they all stopped it. But that's the key. Everybody stopped including the netminder. Brief group our keeps quote unquote playing. That probably doesn't go in now. Whatever happens subsequent to that but if you go back and watch it again grew just stops. They get a point as we all did except for vegas who kept playing as group our just sort of stood. There may be wondering to himself. Well how long it's gonna take to get this thing back to senate race for a face off now. They're all tied up once. It was just a really bizarre visual. Just seeing group our stop playing you just stopped instead of the top of his as the parkway past them one team captains composer other. Now i'll tell you. The biggest player in the series might right now be the independent arbitrator for the cadre suspension sham dot. Who by the way was the arbitrator who cut tom. Wilson suspension from twenty games to fourteen. And if you going back we talked about this last week but the way that bettman kind of wrote his own decision in this one he was kind of prepared for that look back at that particular ruling but they had the qadri hearing on friday. Who in all the ruling is gonna come any day. Now it's going to be huge. Qadri is two more games. The listing comeback as it stands is game seven that could be huge with the arbitrator decides to do. Does it not feel as if this series rate now boils down to one thing and that is whoever wins a game on the road. I is winning this series. Well i would say that except colorado doesn't need to do it they don't need to but you know what i'm getting at. Yes this is an interesting one. Shot thirty five eighteen series. I gotta tell you like you watch the colorado vegas series and you watch the montreal winnipeg serious. You almost wonder if they're playing the same sport. Whoa whoa i mean. One is played at a super high pace. Like we'll transition and talk about montreal winnipeg here. I mean montreal is quite brilliantly playing his style that neutralizes all the offensive. Weapons that the winnipeg jets have and they have many But vegas colorado like right from the opening puck drop it's a sprint. It is a sprint for both teams. Yeah let's get to winnipeg montreal now lead the series three nothing five to one is the final score what they go on dementia quickly before we get to the game man. How good was it to see. Gill aflou tonight phenomenal. And you'll be looks really good. he does. We were concerned about his health. Yeah he looks good. You look really good. Tandy looked relax all those guys. Did you know like who's always been in dynamite. Shape looks chisel but those guys they. They looked fantastic. You always wonder particularly because during this time. In general the people that covert is taken the most out of is the elderly right and these guys are all older guys and they looked fantastic. I love to see that love seeing yvonne corn wave roadrunner still. Maybe the best smile in the game. I just love the way that guy. So i don't know what that it sounds bizarre. I just love the way that man's miles. It just speak with joy. When i see von corn we smile but but gil aflou the one thing that all outside i mean the career is phenomenal. I mean one of the greatest players in the game ever have always admired boquila. Flir is how honest. He's always been and a lot of teams. Most teams have ambassadors past players that you know the the organization keeps around and it's essentially your job to be that player. Sure but the events show up at the rink and be that guy sign the autographs the the full routine and it's an ambassador role and players generally play it as ambassador you know. Give the team soft landing. Oh hey we'll get him next time. Oh you know. These guys are working hard. Gila flora has no time for that kilo. Flir speaks has always spoken his mind it whether he's an ambassador for the montreal canadians or not. Do you remember that series against the rangers after montreal about out and he came out he blasted like patrick ready vanik unsaid crunch time these guys quit and they roll up and just like disguised basset for the team. But i think thought to myself like if i'm a fan i wanna hear gila flirt talking like that i just you accept you accept people the way they are and i just love it tell gala florida quiet how you gonna win that one locally. You're not montreal. Wins the game. So we're doing the car cast. Obviously everyone can hear. And i'm driving the widow and there's this car of teenagers next to me and there's like five of another car and they're all blasting music and singing and they keep driving next to me. I feel like yelling to them. Don't you guys know i'm doing it. Car aston here they. Don't you know who. I think i am. I'm elliot friedman damage as scared to purple suit on tv five horns the final score. What's your takeaway from from sunday's montreal. Winnipeg game so. I got a really interesting call on on.
"avalanche " Discussed on Ologies
"So it's hard to totally keep your ears plugged all the time. What is an avalanche sound like itself? Yeah. I get that question a lot. Usually they're silent. What I mean? So I've talked about this with other people who've seen bigger avalanches than I have. And they say that you can hear them when they're really big especially a lot of times. Like when they're breaking stuff. You hear this stuff that they're breaking trees? There's there's a lot of friction being you know. Down the frictional heating stuff with this massive avalanches. But yeah. Like most avalanches there's size scale like one to five safer destructive size. And, you know, most of the avalanches I've seen or destructive size three maybe two two to three and pretty silent. Oh my gosh. And then have you ever triggered one? That surprised you that was like, oh that was bigger than I thought. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I got caught in a couple of them as a ski patroller, and it's just one of the you know, hazards of the job. I think a lot of the public don't know what sort of risks ski patrollers are subjecting themselves to to get that mountain open. You know, it can be really dangerous because for one thing after done at the explosives a lot of the slopes will be ski cut PS. I did have to look up. What ski cutting is. And it's when a ski patroller intentionally skis across a dangerous pocket to maybe start an avalanche, aka an actual nightmare. They do actual nightmares. Did I mention they're not just like hanging out in case, you need a band aid to clean up, and there's some places you don't want a ski kite, and you won't ski cut. But sometimes there's just little pockets that have to be dealt with. There's sort of us just. Instamatic process for doing that. But it means you're, you know, an exposed you can you can be relax peasant. That's how I've gotten caught in the U avalanches that I've been in has always been ski cutting. Did you take your way out, you know, I didn't get fully buried so mostly just went for a ride, you know, a couple of hundred feet like buried up to my ways that kind of thing. So yeah. But you know, I never got hurt in an avalanche. That was just like a Tuesday at the office for you. I guess yeah. It's a hard thing with the ski cutting. You know, I it's it's kind of a controversial practice. But you know, if you really think about it. It's it's I it's something that you can't get away from as a ski patroller..
"avalanche " Discussed on Ologies
"Oh one and the best snow for a snowball fight. Also, how climate change affects snowpack and the really riveting back story of skier avalanche expert and snow hydrologist, Dr Ned there. I thought that was Ned that wasn't in. My phone is two percents. I am at the appointed meeting place. It is eleven fifty nine. I do not see Ned. My phone has two percent for us to meet up with each other before this gets to real tragic. How was it not plugged in? My lord. My phone is now at one percent, I see someone walking, please. Please be Ned. Are you Ned? Yes. I. And where did you grow up because you're based in Santa Barbara or do you work out of UCSB? Do I work for UCSB? Yep. I live in mammoth lakes, and where are you from originally Alexandria, Virginia? Do they have snow there? Oh, what how did this happen? Yeah. I grew up skiing in winter green Virginia thousand vertical feet something like thirty inches of annual snowfall. I went to school in Maine. I went to bowdoin college in skewed more there. And then after college I went. And my parents weren't too happy about this and Biki patroller and did that for ten years. So can you not break all of your bones? Well, that's not really what they wanted me to go to college today. And yeah, not the safest job either. But I I loved it. I mean. Have you been kind of Lethem by your family? Yeah. I've I've always had that I've wanted to live in his ski town for as long as I can remember, and so I've sort of managed to do that with a professional career one of traveling a fair bit. But also just on the computer. How did you make the leap from being ski patrol freeze at ten years to you? Do you have a PHD in snow hydrology go from like, you know, air quotes ski bum to Dr snowed? It. So it's kind of a long story, but I was working as patroller my second. So as part of that, it was I was doing my PHD while I was still ski patrolling at the end, but I had a friend on ski patrol who is sort of a mentor for me is name was Walter Rosenthal. He was he was old controller is in his mid fifties. And he kind of took me under his wing and taught me a lot about snow and digging these massive snow pits. You know, like three, Sarah. No packers. This is really deep at least in the good. You did varies, but it can be very deep. And so we would be digging these pets and doing these, you know, crystal identification at stuff like that. I mean, really deep and he was a really he loved it. I mean, he was a guy..