Blockchain 101: Randomness and Random Beacons with Justin Drake

Episode 74 · April 24th, 2019 · 57 mins 39 secs

About this Episode

In this week's episode, we sit down with Justin Drake, researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, to discuss randomness in blockchain, how it can be created and what adversarial models exist. We also discuss the random beacon and how that concept has evolved in the development of ETH2.0

Our initial definition of randomness in cryptography comes largely from this article by cloudflare: https://blog.cloudflare.com/randomness-101-lavarand-in-production/

Check out Justin Drake's DevCon 4 talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqL_cMlPjOI with the slides https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VKBMcEMaY6PQjDJK4yAFtxn0vD41eYXW05YA3vdTBsI/edit.

Explore vdfresearch.org for more on the topic of VDF


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