March 17th, 2021 | 59 mins 51 secs
blockchain, circom, cryptography, programming languages, zero knowledge, zk-snarks
In this week’s episode, Anna chats with Alex Ozdemir, a PhD student at Stanford researching formal methods, cryptography and distributed systems. They take a bird’s eye view of the current landscape of zk languages and libraries, looking at the history and current state-of-the-art of circuit-building tools.
September 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
blockchain, circom, decentralisation, ethereum, hermez, scaling blockchain, the dao, zero knowledge, zkrollup, zksnarks
In this week's episode, Anna and Fredrik catch up with Jordi Baylina, co-founder of Iden3, the creator of Circom & SnarkJS. They chat about his work in the ecosystem, building zk circuits and the recently announced Hermez, a new zkrollup with a novel proof-of-donation mechanism that will redistribute 40% of earnings to Ethereum-based community projects.
December 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
blockchain financing, circom, decentralisation, defi, financial services, fintech, privacy, zksnarks, zokrates
In this week’s episode, we catch-up our friend Lucas Vogelsang from Centrifuge. Centrifuge is an open, decentralised platform to connect the global financial supply chain. We chat about the journey Lucas took to co-founding this company, how privacy plays a role in his thinking and we discover what it means to be a project building with zkSNARKs today.