Proof of Necessary Work with Akis Kattis (NYU)

Episode 131 · May 27th, 2020 · 59 mins 11 secs

About this Episode

In this week's episode, Anna and guest host Tarun Chitra chat with Akis Kattis, a PhD student at NYU & the co-author of Proof of Necessary Work: Succinct State Verification with Fairness Guarantees - a paper he co-wrote with Joseph Bonneau. They discuss the challenge of Proof of Useful Work, the unique properties that SNARKs have, such as puzzle hardness, that allow for PoNW to overcome these challenges, PoS SNARK systems, elastic block construction, and more.

Here are a few of the articles we mention in the interview:
Proof of Necessary Work: Succinct State Verification with Fairness Guarantees
Stabilizing Congestion in Decentralized Record-Keepers


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