Pedro is a passionate Software Engineer currently working at Talkdesk. Distributed Systems and Software Engineering best practices bring a big smile on his face. He likes to read books and scientific papers on Computer Science and he's currently running the Porto's chapter of Papers We Love.
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Introduced in 1987 by Ralph C. Merkle, the Merkle Tree is a data structure used for efficiently summarizing and verifying the integrity of large sets of data. Due to its unique content validating and performance qualities, they are especially useful in distributed, peer-to-peer systems where the same data should exist in multiple places. Let's learn how to detect inconsistencies between trees and reduce the amount of transferred data enabling peer-to-peer file sharing by building our own tree with Elixir.