September 4th, 2019 | 50 mins 13 secs
blockchain, celo protocol, light clients, mobile-first, tech education, zk light client
In this episode, we chat with the Marek Olszewski & Kobi Gurkan from Celo about their proof-of-stake protocol, their work on making a mobile-ready light client, how zero knowledge proofs can help to make a light client “lighter”, why this would be desirable and what potential such a construction could unlock.
March 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
blockchain, formal verification, k-framework, makerdao, tech education
In this week's episode, we sit down with Martin Lundfall (Dapphub, MakerDAO) to discuss formal verification - a topic request that comes directly from the Zero Knowledge audience. We cover what formal verification is, where it makes sense, where it doesn't, the k-framework, and much more.
January 16th, 2019 | 37 mins 7 secs
blockchain, cryptography, fully homomorphic encryption, mpcs, multi party computation, polynomials, shamir's secret sharing, tech education, zksnarks
In this week's episode, Anna and Fredrik give a general introduction to MPCs, go over a few examples of MPCs in action, compare them with other cryptographic concepts, try to pronounce "fully homomorphic encryption" properly, and more!
December 26th, 2018 | 45 mins 44 secs
blockchain, blockchain 101, data structures, developers, merkle trees, tech education
In this week's episode, Anna and Fredrik dig into the topic of Merkle trees. We discuss the history of the concept, explore different kinds of Merkle trees, and touch on Radix trees & Patricia Merkle tries. We also look a bit at their usage in both Bitcoin and Ethereum.
December 12th, 2018 | 49 mins 21 secs
ethereum, ethsingapore, hackathon, hackers, tech education
In this week's episode, Anna interviews a number of participants at the ETHSingapore hackathon as part of the ETHGlobal series and tries to get a sense for how these hackers are approaching the space.
December 5th, 2018 | 52 mins 10 secs
blockchain, coda, cryptography, recursive proof, tech education, zksnarks
In this week's episode, we sit down with Izaak Meckler & Evan Shapiro from O(1) Labs to discuss Coda, a blockchain using recursive composition of zkSNARKs to eliminate history. We discuss recursive zkSNARKs generally, what a recursive zkSNARK construction blockchain would look like, and the challenges in implementing this sophisticated scaling solution.
November 14th, 2018 | 51 mins 28 secs
blockchain, proof-of-spacetime, protocol, spacemesh, tech education
In this episode, we sit down with Julian Loss, a researcher at Spacemesh, to explore DAGs, the Proof-of-Spacetime idea and the Spacemesh project.
October 31st, 2018 | 1 hr
blockchain, cryptoeconomics, ethereum, game theory, pos, staking, tech education
In this Blockchain 101 episode, we sit down with Axel Ericsson of Vest to talk about Cryptoeconomic Primitives, incentive models, designing for smart equilibria, and staking.
September 26th, 2018 | 57 mins 3 secs
blockchain, ethereum, mempool, tech education, transaction cue, transaction pool
In this episode, we are joined by Tomasz Drwięga from Parity Technologies to discuss the lifecycle of a transaction on the Ethereum network and how the mempool works.
We cover the transaction pool/cue/mempool
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.