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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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.
July 25th, 2018 | 47 mins 2 secs
blockchain, cosmos, kovan, polkadot, rinkeby, ropsten, testnet
In this episode, we sit down with Ethan (Bucky) Buchman, co-founder & CTO of Tendermint, to talk about testnets. We look into what they are, what purpose they serve and cover examples from Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cosmos and Polkadot.
July 18th, 2018 | 43 mins 26 secs
blockchain, dapps, security, smart-contracts
In this episode, we dig into the topic of smart contracts with our guest James Prestwich. We explore what the term smart contract means, where it comes from, some use cases and some of the new challenges that come along with it.
July 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
blockchain, github, incentivization, open-source
In this episode, we sit down with Ele and Alexis from OSCoin to talk about what they are building and the general problem of open source incentivization.
July 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 13 mins
conference, zcash, zeroknowledge
In this week's episode, we cover the Zcon0 conference in Montreal. In our interviews with some of the participants, we explore the zcash community, projects actually implementing zero knowledge proofs, and some of the most exciting ideas to be generated at the event!
June 27th, 2018 | 36 mins 38 secs
blockchain101, blockheader, intro to blockchain, tech education
In this introductory episode, we discuss what makes up blocks and block headers. We also cover a bit about state vs history, what exactly makes up a transaction and do a tiny intro to a Merkle Tree.
June 20th, 2018 | 51 mins 18 secs
colony, dao, decentralized web, governance, organisation, smart-contracts
In this episode, we speak with Jack du Rose and Aron Fischer from Colony about governance and open organizations.
June 13th, 2018 | 51 mins 48 secs
In this episode, Griff Green shares his story about The DAO, the white hat hacker group & Giveth
June 6th, 2018 | 46 mins 3 secs
In this week's episode, we cover ETHBuenosAires, the 3rd instalment of the ETHGlobal Hackathon series. Through Anna's conversations with the participants, sponsors and organisers, she got some insights into the Buenos Aires ecosystem, the technical problems people are trying to solve and the awesome hacks that came out of the event.
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.