July 31st, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
ben fisch, blockchain, dan boneh, merkle trees, privacy, rsa accumulator, scaling, starks, zero knowledge
In this week’s episode, we chat with Ben Fisch, Stanford PhD student working in Dan Boneh's applied cryptography group. In our conversation, we dig into accumulators, Merkle trees & vector commitments.
We also learn a bit about the RSA Accumulator Paper - entitled "Batching Techniques for Accumulators with Applications to IOPs and Stateless Blockchains" - that he co-authored with Benedikt Bünz and touch on some of the ways these can be used.
April 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
blockchain, franklin, matterlabs, roll-up, scaling, zero knowledge, zksnarks
In this week's episode, we sit down with the Alex Vlasov and Alex Gluchowski from Matter Labs to discuss their approach to using zkSNARKs for scaling Ethereum. We chat about the inspiration for the Roll-up project, the Matter Labs implementation, their proposed Franklin network and more.
January 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
blockchain, eli ben-sasson, ethereum, starkware, zero knowledge, zero knowledge proofs, zksnarks, zkstarks
In this week's episode, we catch up with Eli Ben-Sasson and Alessandro Chiesa from StarkWare Industries. We talk about their longstanding academic work in theoretic & applied cryptography, how StarkWare came to be, the emergence of SNARKs and STARKs, some of the differences between these different zero knowledge systems and what's coming next in the space.
November 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 27 mins
blockchain, cryptography, tech history, zcash, zcash parity, zero knowledge, zksnarks
In this special 50th episode, we invite our friend Zooko to the podcast to chat about his background and explore the history of Zerocoin and Zcash. We dig into the inner workings of Zcash, the trusted setup, the sapling upgrade, and what the future of the project might look like!
August 29th, 2018 | 59 mins 59 secs
blockchain, bulletproofs, cryptography, tech, zero knowledge, zero knowledge proofs, zero knowledge research, zksnarks
In this episode, we speak to Benedikt Bünz, the author of Bulletproofs, about this zero knowledge proof system as well as about Verifiable Delay Functions.
August 15th, 2018 | 55 mins 47 secs
blockchain, dizk, libsnark, privacy technology, starks, zero knowledge, zkproofs, zksnarks
In this episode, we sit down with our friend Howard Wu to explore zkSNARKs, the challenges in the application of this awesome technology, the new ideas emerging for how to scale them and his latest work on DIZK. Howard was an early member of Blockchain at Berkeley, is the co-author of Libsnark, and is a managing partner of Dekrypt Capital.