November 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
blockchain, blockchain vdf, cryptography, math education, randomness, security, vdfs, verifiable delay function
In this week’s episode, we sit down with Joseph Bonneau, Assistant Professor at NYU and co-author on the Verifiable Delay Functions (VDFs) paper. We discuss VDFs, what they are, how they were developed and what they can be used for.
July 3rd, 2019 | 43 mins 18 secs
amber baldet, blockchain, clovyr, privacy, security, zcash, zcash foundation
In this episode, we chat with Amber Baldet, CEO and co-founder of Clovyr and board member of the Zcash Foundation, about her road to the blockchain space, the problems she aims to solve with her work on Clovyr, some updates about the Zcash community & foundation, the state of zero knowledge research and the potential and challenges around the implementation of zero knowledge systems in the real world.
June 12th, 2019 | 47 mins 34 secs
blockchain, dht, distributed hash table, dominic tarr, p2p messaging, privacy, scuttlebot, scuttlebutt, security, social network
In this week’s episode, we meet with Dominic Tarr, a protocol designer and security auditor who works on Scuttlebutt - a decentralized secure gossip platform. We discuss P2P messaging and the challenges of sending messages within a P2P network in a truly decentralised manner.
August 22nd, 2018 | 54 mins 52 secs
In this episode, we speak with Matthew Di Ferrante of the smart contract auditing firm Zero Knowledge Labs about security in the blockchain.
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.
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.