Zero Knowledge

Where we talk about blockchain technology and development

About the show

Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging Web3 and the community researching and building this. The podcast is made for fellow developers and people looking to educate themselves on the inner workings of the space.

We are non-speculative and 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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  • Episode 26: What and why of eWasm with Lane and Alex

    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).

  • Episode 25: Storage rent with Phil Daian

    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.

  • Episode 24: Blockchain UX and the UXUnConf

    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.

  • Episode 23: Blockchain 101: get your full node running!

    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.

  • Episode 22: Developer Education in Blockchain

    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.

  • Episode 21: Introduction to Zero Knowledge Proofs

    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.

  • Episode 20: Ecosystem development with Jon Choi of Ethereum Foundation

    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.

  • Episode 19: ZK Summit, sharding, testnets and ASIC resistance

    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.

  • Episode 17: Discussing Plasma and Storage Rent with Karl Floersch and Phil Daian

    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.

  • Episode 16: Talking security with JP Smith from Trail of Bits

    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.

  • Episode 15: Chatting about consensus algorithms with Robert Habermeier

    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.

  • Episode 14: Diving deep into DFINITY

    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.

  • Episode 13: Bloom filters, PoA and what's up with ERP?

    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.

  • Episode 12: How to become a blockchain developer? We ask Gavin Wood

    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.

  • Episode 11: Pragma's new tools and staying agile in blockchain

    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.

  • Episode 10: Blockchain, Open-Source & Security

    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.