February 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 23 secs
blockchain, cryptography, isogenies, math, morphisms, tech education, vdfs, verifiable delay functions
In this week’s episode, we dive into Isogenies - a topic at the cutting edge of cryptography. We look at how they are related to VDFs and randomness generation. Our guest, Luca de Feo, one of the co-inventor of SIDH, helps us get an understanding for what Isogenies - or morphisms of algebraic groups - really are.
October 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins
blockchain, blockchain education, cryptography, dan boneh, stanford cryptography, tech education
In this special 100th episode of the Zero Knowledge Podcast, we caught up with Dan Boneh, professor and researcher in applied cryptography and computer security at Stanford, to talk about his background in the field of cryptography, his work on cryptography & blockchain education, the ascension of zkps and where he sees developing.
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.