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In this episode of “Bitcoin, Explained,” hosts Aaron van Wirdum and Sjors Provoost are once again joined by resident sidechain and Layer 2 expert Ruben Somsen, this time to discuss Federated Ecash, a project that has been sponsored by Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream since October 2021.

In the episode, van Wirdum, Provoost and Somsen discussed the history and design of Ecash, a pioneering digital cash project developed by cryptographer David Chaum and his startup Digicash in the early 1990s. The trio explains how the Ecash system allowed customers of regular banks to make private transactions over the internet.

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