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Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging decentralised web and the community building this. Covering the latest in zero knowledge research and applications, the open web as well as future technologies and paradigms that promise to change the way we interact — and transact — with one another online.
Zero Knowledge is hosted by Anna Rose
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This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) speaks with Dankrad Feist (https://twitter.com/dankrad), a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation. They talk about the future of the ETH client infrastructure, the merge, the difference between merkle trees and verkle tries, and more. They also explore how concepts that originated in the ZK research space have made their way into the ETH client stack. Here are some links for this episode: * Episode 120: ZKPs in Ethereum with Vitalik Buterin & Justin Drake (https://zeroknowledge.fm/120-2/) * Episode 187: The Evolution of ETH 2.0 with Teku’s Ben Edgington (https://zeroknowledge.fm/187-2/) * Dankrad’s website (https://dankradfeist.de/) * "Why it's so important to go stateless" by Dankrad Feist (https://dankradfeist.de/ethereum/2021/02/14/why-stateless.html) * Verkle Tree Summary from Vitalik and Dankard (https://notes.ethereum.org/@vbuterin/verkle_tree_eip) * PEEPanEIP #46: Verkle tries for Ethereum state with Dankrad Feist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGJOQHzg3UQ) Look out for ZK Hack (https://www.zkhack.dev/)  kicking off October 26th — a multi-round online event with workshops and puzzle solving competitions. Put together by this podcast and the ZKValidator and supported by all of our fantastic sponsors. Think Hackathon meets CTF meets Dark Forest round based competition. There will be a leaderboard and prizes. And deep dive learning sessions with the best teams in the space. Signup & Join the discord (https://discord.gg/6Y9kxu6x7U)! Thank you to this week’s sponsor Aleo! Aleo (http://aleo.org/) a new public Layer-1 blockchain tailor-made for building private applications. Check out the website (http://aleo.org/), or roll up your sleeves and visit leo-lang.org (https://leo-lang.org/) to start building. Aleo also invites the community to participate in an ongoing setup ceremony for trustlessly generating the system parameters at setup.aleo.org (http://setup.aleo.org/). If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38)
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) catches up with Zaki Manian (https://twitter.com/zmanian) and his new project Sommelier (https://sommelier.finance/). They explore how Sommelier aims to develop strategies to better serve the more complex emerging DeFi projects like Uniswap V3, and how this would allow the average user to benefit from these new powerful tools. They also discuss Zaki’s vision for multichain DeFi and how the space has evolved over the last few years. Here are a few links for this episode: * iqlusion Validator (https://www.iqlusion.io/) * Episode 108: Catch up with Zaki Manian from Tendermint (https://zeroknowledge.fm/108-2/) * Episode 174: Through the Cosmos Stargate Upgrade (https://zeroknowledge.fm/174-2/) Look out for ZK Hack (https://www.zkhack.dev/)  kicking off October 26th — a multi-round online event with workshops and puzzle solving competitions. Put together by this podcast and the ZKValidator and supported by all of our fantastic sponsors. Think Hackathon meets CTF meets Dark Forest round based competition. There will be a leaderboard and prizes. And deep dive learning sessions with the best teams in the space. Signup & Join the discord (https://discord.gg/6Y9kxu6x7U)! Thank you to this week’s sponsor, Anoma (https://anoma.network/). Anoma is a multivariate & multivariable bartering protocol that enables bartering among N-parties of arbitrary assets, including NFTs, all with zero-knowledge privacy. Check out Awa’s twitter thread (https://twitter.com/awasunyin/status/1422508932635967489?s=20) to learn more about this project: . Be sure to stay tuned for Anoma’s first public testnet, in which you’ll be able to play with Anoma’s Proof-of-Stake, intent gossip/matchmaking layer, and custom validity predicates. Check Anoma’s codebase on GitHub (https://github.com/anoma) and the team building Anoma is hiring. Find their jobs on the ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/company/44/heliax-anoma/) *If you like what we do: * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38)
200th Episode of Zero Knowledge Podcast! This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chats with Alessandro Chiesa (https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~alexch/), a professor working on cryptography, complexity and security and one of the co-founders Zcash and StarkWare. Anna and Ale dig into some of the recent SNARK research coming out of his lab and discuss how to navigate the challenges of teaching in a space that changes quickly. Here are some links for this episode: * Episode 59: STARKs & StarkWare with Eli and Alessandro (https://zeroknowledge.fm/59-2/) * Episode 114: Exploring the Fractal transparent SNARK construction (https://zeroknowledge.fm/114-2/) * Summer school - Foundations and Frontiers of Probabilistic Proofs (virtual) (https://www.msri.org/summer_schools/931) * Paper - Barriers for Succinct Arguments in the Random Oracle Model by Alessandro Chiesa and Eylon Yogev (https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1427) * Paper - Proof Carrying Data without Succinct Arguments (https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1618) * Paper - A Zero Knowledge Sumcheck and its Applications (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1704.02086) * Paper - Bulletproofs: Short Proofs for Confidential Transactions and More (https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/1066.pdf) * Subquadratic SNARGs in the Random Oracle Model (https://eprint.iacr.org/2021/281) * Post-Quantum Succinct Arguments: Breaking the Quantum Rewinding Barrier (https://eprint.iacr.org/2021/334) * Paper - DIZK: A Distributed Zero Knowledge Proof System (https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity18/presentation/wu) * Paper - Aurora: Transparent Succinct Arguments for R1CS (https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/828) * Alessandro Chiesa's website (https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~alexch/) Look out for ZK Hack (https://www.zkhack.dev/)  kicking off October 26th — a multi-round online event with workshops and puzzle solving competitions. Sign up at: https://www.zkhack.dev/ If you're in Lisbon in October for Lisbon Blockchain Week then join us for the official ZK Hack Kick-off Party (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zk-hack-kick-off-party-tickets-185130539427)! Thank you to this week’s sponsor. Centrifuge (https://centrifuge.io/) - A Real-world DeFi project. Centrifuge puts real-world assets on the blockchain, allowing issuers to get liquidity on their assets and investors to make a safe, stable yield in the volatile crypto world. They are hiring positions! Head to https://centrifuge.io/careers to learn more. If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38)
In this week’s episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chats with Emre Tekişalp (https://twitter.com/etekis) and Izaak Meckler (twitter.com/izmeckler) about what’s new with Mina, O(1) Labs, the network launch and of course the anticipated release of Snapps to testnet later this year. We learn all about how Snapps, these SNARK-powered applications, bring data privacy and scalability to blockchain. Here are a few links for this episode: * Latest recursive SNARKitecture with Izaak Meckler from O(1)Labs Zero Knowledge Podcast, Episode 113 (https://zeroknowledge.fm/113-2/) * Digging into recursive zkSNARKs with Coda Zero Knowledge Podcast, Episode 54 (https://zeroknowledge.fm/54-2/) * zkSessions: Izaak Meckler on SnarkyJS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Tsu0boLBk) * What are Snapps? (https://minaprotocol.com/blog/what-are-snapps) on the Mina Protocol blog * The mina-vrf-rs tool (https://github.com/zkvalidator/mina-vrf-rs/) from ZKV Check out the ZK Hack website (http://zkhack.dev/), signup today & join the discord (https://discord.com/invite/W6tENaEaBw)! Thank you to this week’s sponsor cLabs. They have recently released Optics, a first-of-its-kind cross-chain communication system. It uses optimistic(ish) replication of data structures to send messages, tokens, and data between chains and rollups. Reach out to them via github discussions (https://github.com/celo-org/optics-monorepo/discussions). If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38)
In this week’s episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) and Tarun (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) dive back into the NFT space with their guest Luiz (https://twitter.com/dgntec) from FingerprintsDAO (https://www.fingerprintsdao.xyz/). FingerprintsDAO is a collector organization for artists, curators and producers. Luiz takes us through new paradigms of NFT creation, its governance and the wild world of on-chain art where it’s the smart contract that is the art and wherein the value lies. Here are some links mentioned this episode: * Episode 150: NFTs & Rarible with Alex Salnikov (https://zeroknowledge.fm/150-2/) * FingerprintsDAO (https://www.fingerprintsdao.xyz) * Autoglyphs (https://www.larvalabs.com/autoglyphs) * DEAFBEEF (https://deafbeef.com/) * 0xmons (https://0xmons.xyz/#/) * CryptoPunks (https://opensea.io/collection/cryptopunks) * Sarah Meyohas (https://sarahmeyohas.com/) * Sarah Meyohas’ Cloud of Petals (https://sarahmeyohas.com/cloud-of-petals) * tuba (https://twitter.com/0xtuba) * Loot (https://lootnft.io) * PleasrDAO (https://pleasr.org) * Hypebeast (https://hypebeast.com) * Sol LeWitt (http://www.artnet.com/artists/sol-lewitt/) * ArtBlocks (https://www.artblocks.io/) * Fidenza (https://tylerxhobbs.com/fidenza) * Framergence (https://framergence.art/) * Pulsquares (https://pulsquares.art/) * Chromie Squiggle (https://artblocks.io/project/0) * Twin Flames (https://www.justinaversano.com/twinflames) * pplpleasr (https://pplplsr.com/) * Cryptovoxels (https://www.cryptovoxels.com/) * Mitchell F Chan (https://medium.com/@mitchellfchan) * NFTs, Generative Art, and Sol LeWitt by Mitchell F Chan (https://medium.com/@mitchellfchan/nfts-generative-art-and-sol-lewitt-e99a5fa2b0cb) * Bitchcoin (https://bitchcoin.tech/) * Tarun’s art project (https://www.instagram.com/p/BxzyLBeICAV/?igshid=498rkr8g9mi2) . Be sure to register for the next ZK Jobs Fair (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zk-jobs-fair-4-tickets-167586621095) on September 30th if you’re looking for opportunities in crypto. For potential hiring teams, we still have booths available, so do get in touch by emailing sponsorships@zeroknowledge.fm. Thank you to this week’s sponsor Aleo! Aleo (http://aleo.org/) a new public Layer-1 blockchain tailor-made for building private applications. Check out the website (http://aleo.org/), or roll up your sleeves and visit leo-lang.org (https://leo-lang.org/) to start building. Aleo also invites the community to participate in an ongoing setup ceremony for trustlessly generating the system parameters at setup.aleo.org (http://setup.aleo.org/). And be sure check out the generative NFTs that you get if you participate! If you like what we do: Subscribe to our announcement newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38)
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chats with Pedro Gomes (https://twitter.com/pedrouid), Founder of WalletConnect, about how wallets and DApps traditionally interact and the journey to WalletConnect and WalletConnect 2.0. They explore how the tech incorporates the Waku protocol, as well as the role of CAIPs (Chain Agnostic Improvement Proposals) in determining how WalletConnect evolves. Pedro shares what prompted the new WalletConnect 2.0 development decisions and his thoughts on what role the project will play in a MultiChain future. Here are a few links for this episode: * List of EVM networks (https://chainid.network) * Episode 65: Bridges, xDai and Burner Wallets with Igor & Austin (https://zeroknowledge.fm/65) * Episode 186: ZKPs for Spam Protection & Decentralized Messaging with Status (https://zeroknowledge.fm/186-2/) Be sure to register for the next (ZK Jobs Fair)[https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zk-jobs-fair-4-tickets-167586621095] on September 30th if you’re looking for opportunities in crypto. For potential hiring teams, we still have booths available, so do get in touch by emailing (mailto:sponsorships@zeroknowledge.fm). In the meantime, you can also check out the new website and the updated jobs board (https://zeroknowledge.fm). Thank you to this week’s sponsor, Anoma (https://anoma.network/). Anoma is a multivariate & multivariable bartering protocol that enables bartering among N-parties of arbitrary assets, including NFTs, all with zero-knowledge privacy. Check out Awa’s twitter thread (https://twitter.com/awasunyin/status/1422508932635967489?s=20) to learn more about this project: . Be sure to stay tuned for Anoma’s first public testnet, in which you’ll be able to play with Anoma’s Proof-of-Stake, intent gossip/matchmaking layer, and custom validity predicates. Check Anoma’s codebase on GitHub (https://github.com/anoma) and the team building Anoma is hiring. Find their jobs HERE (https://heliax.dev/jobs) If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any upcoming event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38)
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chats with Harry Halpin (https://twitter.com/harryhalpin), the CEO of the Nym project, about a variety of topics related to privacy, politics and the need to build censorship-resistant systems. Harry talks about his early involvement in cryptography and his changing perspectives on capitalism as a tool for good. He shares how Nym aims to protect blockchain transactions from network-based deanonymization attacks. Here are a few links mentioned in this episode: Mixnets and privacy technology with Claudia Diaz from Nym, Zero Knowledge Episode 125 (https://zeroknowledge.fm/125/) Harry’s talk at the ZKV event on Cosmos privacy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Kqwk4lTJ0&list=PLj80z0cJm8QGNPbPJ2adQhN5W890O7YMr&index=16) Nym Whitepaper (https://nymtech.net/nym-whitepaper.pdf) The latest Gitcoin CLR matching round is live, so be sure to check out Zero Knowledge Podcast’s page (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast) and use it to make a powerful contribution to the show! Thank you for the previous support, which directly contributed to the launch of the new zeroknowledge.fm website and community. Thank you to our sponsor, Mina Protocol (https://minaprotocol.com)! Mina is a layer-one protocol working to connect crypto to the real world. This means developers can leverage private, verified, real world data from any website to build decentralized apps. Mina’s decentralized apps, called Snapps, also allow users to access on-chain services without sacrificing personal data privacy. Now that Mina’s mainnet is live, the ecosystem is growing fast. Join the community and find out more by visiting minaprotocol.com (https://minaprotocol.com)! If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38)
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) and James (https://twitter.com/_prestwich) chat with Joseph Delong (https://twitter.com/josephdelong), CTO of Sushi, who talks about everything that’s happened since the initial SushiSwap genesis and the gradual transition into a large organization capable of shipping multiple products: MISO, Kashi, BentoBox and the upcoming Trident. Joseph then dives into a few of the recent events like the MISO vulnerability, the scrapped VC raise, the Optimism deployment and the relationship with Paradigm. Here are a few links for this episode: A Tale of Sushi(Swap) with Tarun, Hasu and Anna – Part1, Zero Knowledge Episode 148 (https://zeroknowledge.fm/148/) A Tale of SushiSwap, Part 2 on Uncommon Core (https://anchor.fm/uncommoncore/episodes/A-Tale-of-SushiSwap---Part-II-ek3o9d) Sushiswap Bonus Chat (https://zeroknowledge.fm/sushiswap-bonus-chat/) The Evolution of ETH 2.0 with Teku’s Ben Edgington, Zero Knowledge Episode 187 (https://zeroknowledge.fm/187/) Be sure to register for the next ZK Jobs Fair on September 30 if you’re looking for opportunities in crypto. It’s a great way to hang out in a casual virtual setting, gather.town (which is surprisingly good for conversations!). For potential hiring teams, we still have booths available, so do get in touch by emailing sponsorships@zeroknowledge.fm You can also check out the new website in the meantime, and the updated jobs board here: https://zeroknowledge.fm Thanks to this week’s sponsor, Centrifuge (https://centrifuge.io), a real-world DeFi project. Centrifuge puts real-world assets on the blockchain, allowing issuers to get liquidity on their assets and investors to make a safe, stable yield in the volatile crypto world. Build on Substrate, Centrifuge also bridges the Ethereum and Polkadot worlds They are currently hiring for a number of positions, including Senior Rust Engineer, Senior Fullstack Engineer, Security and DevOps engineer and General Counsel. Head to https://centrifuge.io/careers to learn more! Thanks again Centrifuge! If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ DOT: 14zPzb7ihiBeaUn9jdPW9cHKGBd9qtTuJE75hhW2CvzLh6rT
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chats with Jordi Baylina (https://twitter.com/jbaylina) and David Schwartz (https://twitter.com/davidsrz) from Hermez about their zkEVM design that was first revealed at EthCC. Jordi and David explain the design choices such as why they push for recreating the EVM, how it’s done at a technical level and how Hermez’s approach is different from other zk teams like Matter Labs and StarkWare. The original recording was done before the news of the merger with Polygon came out, so the trio came back together for a brief chat about what it means and how the zk space evolved in the past three years! Here are a few links for this episode: Circom & Hermez with Jordi Baylina, Zero Knowledge Episode 145 (https://zeroknowledge.fm/145/) Jordi’s presentation of the zkEVM at EthCC (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17d5DG6L2nw) zkEVM & zkPorter with Matter Labs, Zero Knowledge Episode 175 (https://zeroknowledge.fm/175/) The Polygon and Hermez merger announcement (https://blog.hermez.io/polygon-hermez-merge/) If you’re inspired to work in ZK and contribute to the growth of the community, make sure to check out the updated zeroknowledge.fm (https://zeroknowledge.fm) website, now including its own community forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm) and a more advanced Jobs Board to find opportunities in this exciting field! This episode is brought to you by Mina (https://minaprotocol.com/), the world’s lightest blockchain – powered by participants. Mina is a layer-one protocol working to connect crypto to the real world. This means developers can leverage private, verified, real world data from any website to build decentralized apps. Mina’s decentralized apps, called Snapps, also allow users to access on-chain services without sacrificing personal data privacy. Mina replaces the traditional blockchain with a zero-knowledge proof, ensuring a super-light chain that stays around 22 kb and allows every participant to act as a full node. Now that Mina’s mainnet is live, the ecosystem is growing fast. Join the community and find out more by visiting minaprotocol.com (https://minaprotocol.com/) If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ DOT: 14zPzb7ihiBeaUn9jdPW9cHKGBd9qtTuJE75hhW2CvzLh6rT
No full episode this week, but we just wanted to let you know about the brand new zeroknowledge.fm (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/) website! Finally, we have a site that brings together all the different parts of the ZK Community: podcast episodes, upcoming and past events, blog, social channels and more. We also have a new updated ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/) featuring zk focused job opportunities, as well as a new ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) where we can share new research! Zeroknowledge.fm is now the spot to find out whats up in zk. In the coming months, we will also be adding additional sections to this website (Both a learning center & some ZK Math Merch is in the works!), but our first step was bringing together what we already had. Have a look around. And let us know what you think about the site on Twitter (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) or Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) If you are listening to this on a podcast app, you can find the website here: https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/ (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/)
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chats with Brian Fabian Crain (https://twitter.com/crainbf), a fellow podcaster from Epicenter (https://epicenter.tv), founder of Chorus One (https://www.chorus.one/) and an early member of the Berlin crypto community. The conversation starts from Brian’s early involvement in Bitcoin in 2013 and his role in the local Berlin community, leading him to launch the Epicenter podcast. Brian then tells his story of founding Chorus One, a validator whose history is tightly connected to that of Cosmos as a whole, finally moving into the present day of bridges, liquid staking and the future of Proof of Stake blockchains. Here are some links for this episode: Gnosis & Full Node with Friederike Ernst, Zero Knowledge Episode 94 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/94) Analyzing Osmosis & Preventing MEV with Sunny and Dev, Zero Knowledge Episode 188 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/188) Look into Solana, Zero Knowledge Episode 135 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/135) Staking derivatives & DeFi with Alex Evans (and Tarun!), Zero Knowledge Episode 140 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/140) Announcement (https://medium.com/chorus-one/zero-knowledge-validator-chooses-chorus-one-as-a-staking-infrastructure-partner-9bfb26d7800a) about Chorus One and ZKV Partnership Keep an eye on the Zero Knowledge Podcast (https://zeroknowledge.fm) website, something pretty cool is coming soon! In the meantime, if you’re looking for a job in crypto look no further than the ZK Jobs Board (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/zkjobsboard). Thank you to this week’s sponsor, EY (https://ey.com)! Smart contracts with robust privacy technologies are the future of both business and finance. At EY, they are investing in tools, like our smart contract review service to assess consistency with standards and best practices. Users can run pre-defined automated tests and simulate smart contract execution by configuring selected functions through a user interface. To find out more about our technologies and services, visit them at https://blockchain.ey.com If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ DOT: 14zPzb7ihiBeaUn9jdPW9cHKGBd9qtTuJE75hhW2CvzLh6rT
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) and Tarun (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) host Tracheopteryx (https://twitter.com/tracheopteryx) and Facu (https://twitter.com/fameal), two core devs at Yearn.finance, to take an introductory dive into the past and present of Yearn. Starting from Yearn’s spontaneous assembly in the Summer of DeFi (2020), Trach & Facu tell their personal stories of how they joined the project and where it got to since. The conversation then moves into the yDAO and its current “Constrained Delegation” model, the "nebulous" concept of Yearn products, the mergers, Andre Cronje’s role in the project and much more. Here are some links for the episode: - A Tale of Sushi(Swap) with Tarun, Hasu and Anna, Zero Knowledge Episode 148 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/148) - Flashbots with Phil Daian and Stephane Gosselin, Zero Knowledge Episode 168 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/168) - Coordinape (https://medium.com/iearn/decentralized-payroll-management-for-daos-b2252160c543) launch post - Ape Tax website (https://ape.tax) - More on Woofy (https://docs.yearn.finance/yearn-finance/woofy) If you like the podcast, you may also like the ZK Podcast community on Telegram! Make sure to join the group if you have any questions on ZK tech, or you just want to hang out with like-minded people. As a bonus, you won’t miss any updates from the podcast or our other initiatives. Here’s the link: https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM Thank you to this week’s sponsor, Mina Protocol (https://minaprotocol.com)! Mina is a layer-one protocol, creating a private gateway between the real world and crypto. The entire chain is around 22kb — even as it scales, thanks to zk-SNARKs, This protocol replaces the traditional blockchain with a zero-knowledge proof, ensuring a super-light and constant sized chain that allows participants to quickly sync and verify the network. And snark-powered dapps, called Snapps, allow access to verified real world data from any website for on-chain use. The ecosystem is growing fast and the mainnet is live - visit minaprotocol.com (https://minaprotocol.com/) to find out more. If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ DOT: 14zPzb7ihiBeaUn9jdPW9cHKGBd9qtTuJE75hhW2CvzLh6rT
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) and Josh (https://twitter.com/acityinohio) chat with Jill Gunter (https://twitter.com/jillrgunter) (nèe Carlson), a well-known investor and crypto advocate, to dive deep into the eternal dilemma of privacy vs. transparency and how ZKPs can finally give us the tools to be more nuanced about our society’s approach to privacy. Starting from Jill’s background as a bond trader on Wall Street, the conversation quickly shifts into how the need for transparency in the financial system and the ability to root out bad actors clashes with the need to maintain individual privacy. This topic touches aspects such as crypto & DeFi privacy, how regulation may be applied to them, and why ZKPs and their power of selective disclosure can change the paradigm of privacy. Here are some links for this episode: Josh Cincinnati on Zcash, governance and leaving the Zcash Foundation, Zero Knowledge Episode 143 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/143) The Why & How of Privacy for DAOs, Zero Knowledge Episode 190 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/190) Analyzing Osmosis & Preventing MEV with Sunny and Dev, Zero Knowledge Episode 188 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/188) Make sure to subscribe to the zkMesh (https://zkmesh.substack.com/) newsletter, a curated list of all the latest happenings in ZK land, coming out every month. The next installment is slated for the first week of August. Thanks to this week’s sponsor, Least Authority (https://leastauthority.com/?mtm_campaign=ZKPod-Jul28)! Least Authority is a leader in the security of distributed systems. They provide security consulting services, develop open source products and contribute to the advancement of learning and research in the field. They have recently published a whitepaper on Zero Knowledge Access Passes, a protocol that enables users to access services without revealing personal information. Least Authority also reached a notable milestone this month with the completion of their 100th security audit. To read their published audits, which include multiple projects on Ethereum, Tezos and other notable ecosystems, and to check out the ZKAPs whitepaper visit their website www.leastauthority.com (https://leastauthority.com/?mtm_campaign=ZKPod-Jul28). If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chats with John Light (https://twitter.com/lightcoin) and Samuel JJ Gosling (https://twitter.com/xGozzy), two passionate privacy advocates and DAO thinkers. This topic was brought up in a recent zkSessions focused on Privacy in NFTs and DAOs spurring a deeper dive into the subject. John brings his past experience at Aragon, and now Sovryn, to discuss what is a DAO and what are its needs in privacy and collusion protection. Samuel brings the on the ground view from his involvement in Tornado governance and current work with MACI. Here are some links for this episode: MACI with Koh Wei Jie, Zero Knowledge Episode 159 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/159) MACI (https://github.com/appliedzkp/maci) implementation code. Mixers with Tornado.cash, Zero Knowledge Episode 111 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/111) CowSwap & DAO Tech with Gnosis’s Martin Köppelmann, Zero Knowledge Episode 183 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/183) Be sure to check out the upcoming ZK Jobs Fair (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zk-jobs-fair-3-tickets-159963604447)! Happening on July 29th, we will be hosting some of the top zk projects who are looking to build their teams and hire. Most jobs will be engineering and cryptography focused, but business positions abound as well. In the meantime, you can check out the ZK Jobs Board (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/zkjobsboard)! For example, ZKValidator (https://zkvalidator.com/jobs) is looking to fill a Validator Reliability Engineer position, so make sure to apply if you have the necessary skills. Thank you this week’s episode sponsor, Mina (https://minaprotocol.com/)! Mina, the world’s lightest blockchain – powered by participants. Mina is a layer-one protocol, creating a private gateway between the real world and crypto. The entire chain is around 22kb — even as it scales, thanks to zk-SNARKs, The layer-one protocol replaces the traditional blockchain with a zero-knowledge proof, ensuring a super-light and constant sized chain that allows participants to quickly sync and verify the network.And snark-powered dapps, called Snapps, allow access to verified real world data from any website for on-chain use. Visit minaprotocol.com (https://minaprotocol.com/) to find out more. If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ DOT: 14zPzb7ihiBeaUn9jdPW9cHKGBd9qtTuJE75hhW2CvzLh6rT
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chats with Kristy-Leigh Minehan (https://twitter.com/OhGodAGirl), a crypto and mining veteran primarily known for developing the ProgPow hashing algorithm. She offers a unique and in-depth perspective into the world of Proof of Work mining, starting from the early days of Bitcoin and moving into the first Bitcoin ASICs, the Ethereum GPU mining era, all the way to the present day of staking dominance. Some of these stories come from Kristy’s direct involvement in Genesis Mining, Core Scientific, ProgPow and her connection to the Ethereum mining community, which helps shed light on what miners will do after the Merge. Here are some links to set the stage: The Evolution of ETH 2.0 with Teku’s Ben Edgington, Zero Knowledge Episode 187 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/187) Flashbots with Phil Daian and Stephane Gosselin, Zero Knowledge Episode 168 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/168) An overview (https://cointelegraph.com/news/the-history-of-the-bitter-debate-over-ethereums-progpow) of the ProgPow debacle based on an earlier interview with Kristy The phone (https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/17/22538066/leica-leitz-phone-1-softbank-sharp-japan-price) that Kristy designed with Leica Why miners can’t so easily fork Ethereum, as explained by Deribit Insights (https://insights.deribit.com/market-research/miners-will-accept-eip-1559-here-is-why/) An intro (https://docs.symbolplatform.com/getting-started/what-is-symbol.html) to Symbol The next ZK Jobs Fair is coming up on July 29th! The fair is made for people who are looking to join some of the top teams in this space, and it’s an amazing opportunity to get to know them up close and personal in a fun virtual environment. Be sure to sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zk-jobs-fair-3-tickets-159963604447 Also, don’t forget to check out the ZK Jobs board (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/zkjobsboard), a curated list of job opportunities updated each month: https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/zkjobsboard Finally, if you’re a competent Dev Ops engineer, make sure to check out the ZKV’s listing (https://zkvalidator.com/jobs). Thank you to this week’s sponsor, EY Blockchain (https://blockchain.ey.com)! EY is one of the founding members of the Baseline Protocol group, an industry-wide open source initiative to build privacy tools and scalability technologies that make it easy and secure for enterprises to do business with each other on the public Ethereum blockchain. Find out more at blockchain.ey.com (https://blockchain.ey.com) or visit the Baseline Protocol at baseline-protocol.org (https://www.baseline-protocol.org/). If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ DOT: 14zPzb7ihiBeaUn9jdPW9cHKGBd9qtTuJE75hhW2CvzLh6rT
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) and Tarun (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) chat with Sunny Aggarwal (https://twitter.com/sunnya97) and Dev Ojha (https://twitter.com/valardragon) about their new project Osmosis, an AMM built into the Cosmos ecosystem using the IBC interoperability protocol. Osmosis brings some interesting innovations to the AMM table, starting from the seamless IBC integration to customizable bonding curves and per-pool governance to promote experimentation. Sunny and Dev are also very passionate about the topic of MEV, diving into the various types of value extraction, how MEV is mitigated on other networks and how it could be largely eliminated on Osmosis through threshold cryptography. Here are some links for this episode: Anoma’s Adrian Brink on Validity Predicates, Ferveo DKG & More, Zero Knowledge Episode 184 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/184) CowSwap & DAO Tech with Gnosis’s Martin Köppelmann, Zero Knowledge Episode 183 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/183) Arkworks SNARK libraries with Pratyush Mishra, Zero Knowledge Episode 169 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/169) Threshold Decryption for mempool privacy with Dev Ojha (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q_uvvKmqrY&list=PLj80z0cJm8QGNPbPJ2adQhN5W890O7YMr&index=13), the ZKV event where Dev spoke earlier. Flashbots with Phil Daian and Stephane Gosselin, Zero Knowledge Episode 168 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/168) General intro (https://github.com/osmosis-labs/osmosis) to Osmosis. ZK Validator (https://zkvalidator.com/) now supports OSMO staking delegation, so if you’re interested in supporting the network check out the info here: https://zkvalidator.com/osmosis Thanks to this week’s sponsor, Least Authority (https://leastauthority.com)! Least Authority will soon be releasing a whitepaper on ZKAPs – Zero-Knowledge Access Passes. ZKAPs is an anonymous, token-based authorization protocol that facilitates an online exchange of value while disconnecting the necessary payment data from the day-to-day usage service data of customers. If you'd like to be notified of the ZKAPs whitepaper and the latest security research projects, sign up for their monthly newsletter at https://leastauthority.com/newsletter/ If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ DOT: 14zPzb7ihiBeaUn9jdPW9cHKGBd9qtTuJE75hhW2CvzLh6rT
This week James (https://twitter.com/_prestwich) and Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chat with Ben Edgington (https://twitter.com/benjaminion_xyz), Lead Product Manager for Teku, an Eth2 client developed by ConsenSys. Ben recounts his story of the involvement with Ethereum 2.0 from the very early months of Serenity and Shasper, and how those were completely replaced by the Beacon Chain concept that resulted in Ethereum 2.0 as we know it. Ben then highlights what changed after Phase 0 launch: the simplification of Phase 1 & 2 , the rollup-centric roadmap and the upcoming Merge with Eth1. Here are some links for this episode: ETH2.0 Update With Danny Ryan, Zero Knowledge Episode 66 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/66) Sharding Update With Prysmatic Labs, Zero Knowledge Episode 37 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/37) Exploring Uniswap V3 and a Multi-L2 Future with Noah and Moody, Zero Knowledge Episode 185 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/185) Math competitions, crypto as alchemy & Gasper with Yan Zhang, Zero Knowledge Episode 136 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/136) Unwrapping Optimism with Ben and Mark, Zero Knowledge Episode 177 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/177) Ben’s What’s New in Eth2 Newsletter (https://hackmd.io/@benjaminion/eth2_news/https%3A%2F%2Fhackmd.io%2F%40benjaminion%2Fwnie2_210605) Ben’s (https://benjaminion.xyz/eth2-annotated-spec/) and Vitalik’s (https://github.com/ethereum/annotated-spec) annotated Eth2 Specs Don’t forget to check out the ZK Jobs Board (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/zkjobsboard) if you’re looking to connect and work with a talented team in crypto & zk land! Updated every month, the Jobs Board includes jobs in engineering, business and cryptography from top teams in the space. Check them out here: https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/zkjobsboard This episode is brought to you by Mina (https://minaprotocol.com), the world’s lightest blockchain. Mina is a layer-one crypto protocol that replaces the traditional blockchain with a zero-knowledge proof, ensuring a super-light and constant sized chain that allows participants to quickly sync and verify the network. Mina offers users a platform to build a private gateway between the real world and crypto. Mina also has an active demo in partnership with Teller Finance for “End-to-End Data Privacy,” showing how you can use Mina to access your credit score and prove that you meet credit threshold requirements for on-chain services— without ever disclosing your actual score. Visit minaprotocol.com (https://minaprotocol.com) to find out how you can get involved, and join the community. If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ DOT: 14zPzb7ihiBeaUn9jdPW9cHKGBd9qtTuJE75hhW2CvzLh6rT
This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chats with Oskar Thoren (https://twitter.com/oskarth) and Sanaz Taheri-Boshrooyeh (https://twitter.com/sanaz2016) from Status to learn about their work on Waku, a decentralized messaging protocol incorporating zk-SNARKs for spam protection. Waku is the successor of Whisper, a messaging protocol that turned out to be too resource-heavy and vulnerable to spamming. Oskar and Sanaz explain how Waku V2 changes things, from ZKP-based spam protection to how its new networking system based on libp2p and Gossipsub can scale globally. Here are some links for this episode: Trusted Setup Ceremonies Explored, Zero Knowledge episode 133 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/133) IPFS, Libp2p & Filecoin with Juan Benet, Zero Knowledge episode 106 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/106) Status’s write-up (https://vac.dev/fixing-whisper-with-waku) on how Waku improves Whisper. Rate Limiting Nullifiers (https://vac.dev/rln-relay), Status’s post on how the zk-based spam protection works. Gitcoin Grants Round 10 is live! If you want to donate to the ZKPodcast Gitcoin Grant, please find the link here: https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast Thank you to this week’s sponsor, Least Authority (https://leastauthority.com)! Least Authority has a long history of working with privacy enhancing technologies, including Zero Knowledge Proofs. With current projects like the MoonMath Manual – a beginner’s guide to zk-SNARKS - and the soon to be released whitepaper on ZKAPs - Zero Knowledge Access Passes, Least Authority is contributing to the advancement of learning and development in the field. Least Authority also carries out security audits, including reviews of circuits and cryptographic code. They are committed to helping teams improve the security of their protocols and products, along with publishing their security research on these topics for the broader community to benefit from. Be sure to check out the new Community Matters page on their website to read about how they engage with various communities, such as human rights organizations, to promote the use of secure systems and privacy-enhancing technologies. To stay up to date, visit https://leastauthority.com and sign up for their newsletter. Be sure to follow them on Twitter using the handle @LeastAuthority. If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
This week Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) and Tarun (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) host Noah Zinsmeister (https://twitter.com/NoahZinsmeister) and Moody Salem (https://twitter.com/sendmoodz) to learn all about Uniswap and the recent Uniswap V3 deployment. Noah and Moody go through the history of Uniswap from its EF grant days to Unisocks, Uniswap V2 and now Uniswap V3 and its ranged liquidity model. They explain all the benefits as well as the potential drawbacks, and how the project plans to fix them in a likely indirect way. At the end the conversation shifts into a multi-L2 deployment future and how that may increase MEV, leading Tarun to make an unexpected realization. Here are some links for this episode: A Tale of Sushi(Swap) with Tarun, Hasu and Anna, Zero Knowledge episode 148 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/148) Aping into DeFi and NFTs with Andy Chorlian and Tarun Chitra, Zero Knowledge episode 181 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/181) CowSwap & DAO Tech with Gnosis’s Martin Köppelmann, Zero Knowledge episode 183 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/183) Diving into Arbitrum's Optimistic Rollup, Zero Knowledge episode 179 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/179) Unwrapping Optimism with Ben and Mark, Zero Knowledge episode 177 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/177) Flashbots with Phil Daian and Stephane Gosselin, Zero Knowledge episode 168 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/168) Uniswap V3 launch post (https://uniswap.org/blog/launch-uniswap-v3/) Vitalik’s Uniswap as an oracle proposal (https://gov.uniswap.org/t/uni-should-become-an-oracle-token/11988) Don’t forget to sign up to the upcoming zkSessions on June 23rd! This one will be focused on DAOs and NFTs and how they may incorporate zk or privacy. We will also be hosting an interactive community discussion about if and how the ZK community could potentially start using some of these tools as well. Sign up here: https://hopin.com/events/zksessions-daos-nfts Thank you to this week’s sponsor, Aave (https://aave.com) Aave is an open source, decentralised non-custodial liquidity protocol on Ethereum. With Aave, users can participate as depositors meaning they provide liquidity to earn a passive income. Or they can also act as borrowers to borrow both overcollateralized and undercollateralized funds (think: one-block liquidity Flash Loan). The Aave community has unanimously voted to introduce an Aave Grants DAO to grow the Aave ecosystem. If anyone's interested in building on Aave or learning more, be sure to go to https://aavegrants.org If you like what we do: Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com/) to not miss any event! Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ DOT: 14zPzb7ihiBeaUn9jdPW9cHKGBd9qtTuJE75hhW2CvzLh6rT
This week Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) chats with Adrian Brink (https://twitter.com/adrian_brink), co-founder of the Anoma Network and long-time crypto builder. Adrian explains all there is to know about the new privacy-centric network, diving into concepts like fractal scaling, the validity predicate-based account model, the solution against front-running in Ferveo & much more. Here are some links for the episode: CowSwap & DAO Tech with Gnosis’s Martin Köppelmann, Zero Knowledge episode 183 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/183) Through the Cosmos Stargate Upgrade, Zero Knowledge episode 174 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/174) Cosmos, IBC and ZKPs with Chris Goes, Zero Knowledge episode 115 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/115) Trusted Setup Ceremonies Explored, Zero Knowledge episode 133 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/133) Threshold Decryption for mempool privacy with Dev Ojha, ZKV Cosmos Privacy & ZKP showcase (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q_uvvKmqrY&list=PLj80z0cJm8QGNPbPJ2adQhN5W890O7YMr) The Wyvern protocol (https://wyvernprotocol.com) mentioned by Adrian. The Plumo trusted setup ceremony (https://celo.org/plumo) (phase 2 happening soon) mentioned by Anna Anoma’s Whitepaper (https://anoma.network/papers/whitepaper.pdf) and blog posts (https://anoma.network/blog). The next zkSessions is scheduled for June 23 and will focus on DAOs and NFTs, in the context of privacy and zkps. This will also be a special event where the community will discuss the potential of a ZK DAO! Sign up for the zkSessions here: https://hopin.com/events/zksessions-daos-nfts Today’s episode is sponsored by EY Blockchain. EY is committed to building a better working world on the public Ethereum blockchain with robust privacy technologies, like zero-knowledge proofs. EY believes blockchain technology will be the glue that knits together a productive global business ecosystem. To learn more about EYs products and services, visit them at https://blockchain.ey.com or check out their open source contributions at https://github.com/eyblockchain. If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ DOT: 14zPzb7ihiBeaUn9jdPW9cHKGBd9qtTuJE75hhW2CvzLh6rT
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Adam Malin

It's shocking to me how little people are aware of the Sia Network as a decentralized cloud storage provider. It's working right now and it's awesome!

Dec 13th
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Jiasun Li

honey badger being fully asynchronous: how to reconcile with Fischer Lynch Patterson?

May 25th
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