Exploring Tezos & their recent Sapling integration

Episode 130 · May 20th, 2020 · 1 hr 5 mins

About this Episode

In this week's episode, Anna interviews three people from the Tezos community: Jacob Arluck (co-founders TQ ), Marc Beunardeau and Marco Stronati (both from Nomadic Labs). They chat about the Tezos origin story, the development of the PoS system, the governance of Tezos, and how they are incorporating zk proofs - and specifically Sapling from Zcash - into their system.

Here is some additional info related to the interview:
Nomadic blog post about the Sapling integration
Tezos implementation of Sapling
Wired article about early Tezos issues
Transparent Polynomial Delegation and Its Applications to Zero Knowledge Proof

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