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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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.
February 8th, 2018 | 46 mins 7 secs
agile, blockchain, coding, decentralised, development, pragma, smartcontracts, technology
In the episode, we sit down with John Palmer and Marcus Molchany to discuss their new project Pragma, a tool designed to make deploying smart contracts easier.
February 1st, 2018 | 43 mins 50 secs
blockchain, community, crypto, decentralised, developers, github, opensource, technology
In this episode, we will be talking with Liz Steininger, the CEO and MD of Least Authority, about decentralised communities, the challenges of blockchain open source technology and how we will likely see this community developing over the next few years.
January 25th, 2018 | 22 mins 41 secs
blockchain, ethereum, parity, paritytech, technology, zeroknowledge
In this episode, we invite André, a Parity dev, to join us in a review of the latest activity in Parity and the general blockchain space.
January 18th, 2018 | 55 mins 37 secs
blockchain, decentralization, mining, networking, p2p, storage
Part 2 in our series on decentralized storage: Solutions. In this episode, we look at the problems decentralised storage are trying to solve, interesting projects trying to tackle these problems and some of the implications.
January 10th, 2018 | 46 mins 15 secs
decentralized storage, file sharing, p2p
Part 1 in our series on decentralized storage: Looking back. Fredrik and Anna talk about some history and memories of peer-to-peer technology, file sharing and decentralized storage.
January 2nd, 2018 | 41 mins 38 secs
2017, 2018, blockchain, ethereum, future, newyear2018, paritytech, technology
In this episode, Anna and Fredrik have a look back at the changing world of blockchain in 2017 with ex-Ethereum Foundation and current-Parity core dev, Marek Kotewicz. We also share our predictions about what we can expect to see next year in crypto land. FYI: opinions are our own, and we definitely won't be giving financial advice :P
December 18th, 2017 | 35 mins 33 secs
bitcoin, ethereum, history
In this episode we talk history and how we all got involved, with a unique story from Ethereum sub-reddit mod and Parity community manager Afri (perhaps better known as 5chdn).
December 12th, 2017 | 19 mins 17 secs
The crew gets together at a café to talk about what's going on.