Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging Web3 and the community that is building it. The podcast is made for fellow developers and people looking to educate themselves on the inner workings of the space.
We try to be non-speculative, don't talk (much) trading and want to focus on the tech.
Zero Knowledge is hosted by Anna Rose and Fredrik Harryson, two people working in the blockchain industry. Our views do not come from nor represent our companies.
If you wish to support the podcast, we accept donations at the following addresses
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.
August 22nd, 2018 | 54 mins 52 secs
In this episode, we speak with Matthew Di Ferrante of the smart contract auditing firm Zero Knowledge Labs about security in the blockchain.
August 15th, 2018 | 55 mins 47 secs
blockchain, dizk, libsnark, privacy technology, starks, zero knowledge, zkproofs, zksnarks
In this episode, we sit down with our friend Howard Wu to explore zkSNARKs, the challenges in the application of this awesome technology, the new ideas emerging for how to scale them and his latest work on DIZK. Howard was an early member of Blockchain at Berkeley, is the co-author of Libsnark, and is a managing partner of Dekrypt Capital.
August 8th, 2018 | 55 mins 8 secs
blockchain, ethereum, pos, prysmatic labs, scaling ethereum, scaling solutions, sharding, side chains
In this episode, we sit down with Raul & Preston from Prysmatic Labs to discuss sharding, the evolution of the spec, Ethereum 2.0, what happens to a side chain during a hard fork, and whats coming up for this important scaling solution.
August 1st, 2018 | 50 mins 12 secs
blockchain, ethereum, livepeer, off-chain computation, truebit, video streaming
In this episode, we speak with Eric Tang from Livepeer about the need for off-chain computation, what scenarios make sense for on-chain and what should be done off-chain. We also discuss how Livepeer fits into the ecosystem and how they aim to help more people livestream in a decentralised way.