Zero Knowledge

Where we talk about zero knowledge research and the decentralised web

About the show

Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging decentralised web and the community 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 Harrysson. Our views do not come from nor represent our companies.

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  • Episode 35: Testnets with Ethan from Tendermint

    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.

  • Episode 34: Blockchain 101: What are smart contracts?

    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.

  • Episode 33: Open Source Incentivization and Sustainability with OSCoin

    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.

  • Episode 32: Zero Knowledge at Zcon0!

    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!

  • Episode 31: Blockchain 101: Blocks & Block Headers

    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.

  • Episode 30: Open Organizations & Governance with Colony

    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.

  • Episode 29: The DAO, the white hat hacker group & Giveth with Griff

    June 13th, 2018  |  51 mins 48 secs

    In this episode, Griff Green shares his story about The DAO, the white hat hacker group & Giveth

  • Episode 28: ETHBuenosAires in review

    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.

  • Episode 27: Zeppelin and a chat about upgradability

    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.

  • 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.