In this week's episode, we invite J. Ayo Akinyele to the podcast. Ayo is a co-Founder of Bolt Labs which will be focused on developing the Bolt Protocol, a privacy preserving layer 2 approach for anonymous micropayments, which is similar to Lightning Network.
Bolt, which stands for Blind, Offchain, Lightweight, Transactions, could be used for both scaling zcash or providing a scalable privacy solution for other chains.
Here are some additional resources:
- Original Bolt Paper by Matthew Green and Ian Meiers: https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/701.pdf
- Bolt description the Electric Coin Company's blog: https://z.cash/blog/bolt-private-payment-channels/
- Ayo was on the podcast before in our Zcon0 episode: https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/32 (he features around the 17 minute mark)
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