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.
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May 30th, 2018 | 47 mins 33 secs
auditing, dapps, smart-contracts, solidity
Coming to you from Buenos Aires this week, we sit down with Demi and Facu from Zeppelin Solutions to talk developer experience, upgradability and their experience building and auditing safe smart contracts.
May 23rd, 2018 | 48 mins 42 secs
blockchain, ethereum, ewasm, programming-language, smart-contracts, vm, wasm
In this episode, Fredrik sits down with Lane Rettig and Alex Beregszaszi from the eWasm team at the Ethereum Foundation to talk about WebAssembly (Wasm).
May 16th, 2018 | 48 mins 18 secs
blockchain, crypto, cryptocommodities, gastoken, storage rent
In this episode, we catch up once again with Phil Daian, researcher and PhD student at Cornell Tech, to dig deeper into the idea of crypto commodities and storage rent.
May 11th, 2018 | 46 mins 58 secs
blockchain, conference, edcon, technology, ux
In this special episode, we share short interviews about the state of UX in the blockchain space. These were recorded with the participants of the Web3 UX Unconference in Toronto earlier this week.
May 3rd, 2018 | 41 mins 39 secs
blockchain 101, blockchaineducation, fullnode, intro to blockchain
In this episode, we talk about what it is like to set up a full node. Speaking with the Parity community support lead, Thibaut Sardan, we also explore the features of the Parity Ethereum client, the light client, and help answer some frequently asked questions.
April 26th, 2018 | 52 mins 54 secs
blockchain, blockchain education, e-learning, tech education
In this weeks episode, Fredrik and Anna speak with Elias Haase and Rob Hitchens from B9Lab about how to best introduce developers to the concepts and languages in the blockchain space.
April 19th, 2018 | 42 mins 5 secs
blockchain, techresearch, zeroknowledge, zeroknowledgeproofs
In this episode, we kick off the Zero Knowledge Proof series with our very own 'Intro to Zero Knowledge' in which we go through a couple examples that describe the underlying concept of this important field of research.
April 12th, 2018 | 39 mins 50 secs
blockchain, business, decentralised, ecosystem, ethereum, grants, open-source
In this episode, Fredrik sits down with Jon Choi from the Ethereum Foundation to discuss the latest scalability grants, business models for core infrastructure companies and what's needed in the ecosystem over the coming years.
April 5th, 2018 | 41 mins 19 secs
asic, conferences, ethcc, news, rust, sharding, testnets, wasm, zksummit
We welcome Jack back to the show to discuss what's been going on in our world for the past month. We share a little review of our recent event - the Zero Knowledge Summit - and an update from the Taiwan Sharding Workshop. We also discuss the role of testnets and explore the purpose and practice of ASIC resistance.
March 29th, 2018 | 24 mins 54 secs
blockchain, decentralisedweb, investment, polychain, tokeneconomy
In this episode, Anna speaks with Niraj Pant and Karthik Raju, the research team at Polychain Capital, about the work, their background and the projects they are excited about.
March 22nd, 2018 | 44 mins 8 secs
plasma, plasma-cash, rent, scaling, sharding, storage
Plasma is a new type of scaling solution that Karl is helping to develop, and Phil tries to tear it apart. Phil also introduces the topic of storage rent, which is an uncomfortable truth we'll have to face sooner rather than later.
March 15th, 2018 | 52 mins 47 secs
development, evm, security, smart-contracts, wasm
This week we sit down with JP Smith from the software security firm Trail of Bits to talk about process of doing security audits in the blockchain space.
March 8th, 2018 | 33 mins 19 secs
algorithms, blockchain, consensus, game-theory, programming
Fredrik has a chat about consensus algorithms with Parity Technologies in-house consensus expert Robert Habermeier. We cover what a consensus algorithm is and how they work. We try to explain some common terms like safety and liveness, what a fork choice rule is and how real-world constraints like networking play a role in your algorithm design.
March 1st, 2018 | 43 mins 24 secs
blockchain, development, pos, smart-contracts
In this episode, we do a deep dive into the DFINITY protocol project and their recently released whitepaper. We speak with Robert Lauko, Research Associate working on the project, about their ongoing development and we explore some of the innovations DFINITY aims to incorporate into this new blockchain.
February 22nd, 2018 | 31 mins 11 secs
blockchain, bloom-filters, erp, governance, proof-of-authority
The gang catches up on what's been going on in the blockchain world for the past month, sharing some nuggets of learning around bloom filters, Proof of Authority, upcoming events, the Dfinity paper and some comments on what all the fuzz around this ERP is.
February 15th, 2018 | 39 mins 3 secs
blockchain, infrastructure, programming, solidity
In this episode, we talk about what it takes to be a blockchain developer. Fredrik shares some of his insights and we interview Gavin Wood, co-founder of Parity and Ethereum, about his history and evolution as a blockchain developer.