Look! There! Where? co-host @zeroknowledgefm, co-founder @videopath, prev @paritytech, @conference_hunt
December 26th, 2018 | 45 mins 44 secs
blockchain, blockchain 101, data structures, developers, merkle trees, tech education
In this week's episode, Anna and Fredrik dig into the topic of Merkle trees. We discuss the history of the concept, explore different kinds of Merkle trees, and touch on Radix trees & Patricia Merkle tries. We also look a bit at their usage in both Bitcoin and Ethereum.
December 12th, 2018 | 49 mins 21 secs
ethereum, ethsingapore, hackathon, hackers, tech education
In this week's episode, Anna interviews a number of participants at the ETHSingapore hackathon as part of the ETHGlobal series and tries to get a sense for how these hackers are approaching the space.
December 5th, 2018 | 52 mins 10 secs
blockchain, coda, cryptography, recursive proof, tech education, zksnarks
In this week's episode, we sit down with Izaak Meckler & Evan Shapiro from O(1) Labs to discuss Coda, a blockchain using recursive composition of zkSNARKs to eliminate history. We discuss recursive zkSNARKs generally, what a recursive zkSNARK construction blockchain would look like, and the challenges in implementing this sophisticated scaling solution.
November 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
blockchain, gavin wood, governance, on-chain governance, tech talk, vlad zamfir
In this week's episode, we are joined by a couple greats in the space, Gavin Wood and Vlad Zamfir, to debate the merits of on-chain vs off-chain governance.
November 14th, 2018 | 51 mins 28 secs
blockchain, proof-of-spacetime, protocol, spacemesh, tech education
In this episode, we sit down with Julian Loss, a researcher at Spacemesh, to explore DAGs, the Proof-of-Spacetime idea and the Spacemesh project.
November 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins
blockchain, cryptography, tech history, zcash, zcash parity, zero knowledge, zksnarks
In this special 50th episode, we invite our friend Zooko to the podcast to chat about his background and explore the history of Zerocoin and Zcash. We dig into the inner workings of Zcash, the trusted setup, the sapling upgrade, and what the future of the project might look like!
October 31st, 2018 | 1 hr
blockchain, cryptoeconomics, ethereum, game theory, pos, staking, tech education
In this Blockchain 101 episode, we sit down with Axel Ericsson of Vest to talk about Cryptoeconomic Primitives, incentive models, designing for smart equilibria, and staking.
October 23rd, 2018 | 57 mins 8 secs
blockchain, ethereum, etherwallet, mycrypto, tech talk
In this episode, we sit down with Taylor Monahan of MyCrypto, to discuss how the project got started and share some customer support horror stories. We also reflect on the challenge of building UX that works for people while maintaining the spirit of decentralization, and finally, where she sees the space developing.
October 17th, 2018 | 43 mins 19 secs
blockchain, decentralized, erasure, ethereum, hedge fund, numerai, predictions market
In this episode, we sit down with Richard Craib from Numerai to talk about crowdsourcing the role of a quant, how Numerai developed, their new Erasure project, DApp adoption in Ethereum and what it's like to build a hedge fund fulled by a crypto token.
October 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
blockchain, polkadot, sharding, substrate, web3
We finally sit down with Gavin to go through a bit of what Parity has been working on with Polkadot and Substrate. We talk about Polkadot early history and who was involved and where the idea spawned, up to coding practices and where Substrate became a thing.
October 3rd, 2018 | 49 mins 20 secs
blockchain, messaging, networking, p2p, web3
In this week's episode, we sit down with Henri Pihkala from Streamr to talk p2p messaging and what it means. We cover topics like pub-sub, compare it to whisper, talk about the needs of different messaging systems.
September 26th, 2018 | 57 mins 3 secs
blockchain, ethereum, mempool, tech education, transaction cue, transaction pool
In this episode, we are joined by Tomasz Drwięga from Parity Technologies to discuss the lifecycle of a transaction on the Ethereum network and how the mempool works.
We cover the transaction pool/cue/mempool
September 19th, 2018 | 53 mins 26 secs
blockchain, core devs, decentralised governance, eips, ethereum, governance
In this episode, Anna chats with Hudson Jameson about how he got involved in the space, the EIP process, and the challenges of decision-making in the decentralised space.
September 12th, 2018 | 46 mins 10 secs
In this episode, we sit down with Mitch Kosowski, director of product at ETHPrize, and Andrew Cravenho, project leader at POA Network. We cover ETHPrize bounties, the way that pain points in the community are identified, and the open source block explorer that POA Network is building with an ETHPrize bounty.
September 5th, 2018 | 50 mins 14 secs
developer tools, ethereum, tech talk, zero knowledge proofs, zokrates
In this episode, we had a chance to speak with Jacob Eberhardt about his work on Zokrates, a programming language & toolbox for zkSNARKS on Ethereum.
August 29th, 2018 | 59 mins 59 secs
blockchain, bulletproofs, cryptography, tech, zero knowledge, zero knowledge proofs, zero knowledge research, zksnarks
In this episode, we speak to Benedikt Bünz, the author of Bulletproofs, about this zero knowledge proof system as well as about Verifiable Delay Functions.