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Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging Web3 and the community researching and building this. The podcast is made for fellow developers and people looking to educate themselves on the inner workings of the space.
We are non-speculative and focus on the tech.
Zero Knowledge is hosted by Anna Rose and Fredrik Harryson, two people working in the blockchain industry. Our views do not come from nor represent our companies.
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In this week’s episode, we catch-up our friend Lucas Vogelsang (https://twitter.com/lucasvo) from Centrifuge (https://centrifuge.io/). Centrifuge is an open, decentralized platform to connect the global financial supply chain. We chat about the journey Lucas took to co-founding this company, how privacy plays a role in his thinking and we discover what it means to be a project building with zkSNARKs today. We touch on a few previous episodes including: * Zooko talks Zcash on our 50th episode (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/50)* Zokrates with Jacob Eberhardt (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/41)* Circom & Snarkjs from the zkSummit zk0x03 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9TJa1hVsKA)Thanks to this week's sponsor Nucypher (https://www.nucypher.com/)! Nucypher is currently looking for an engineering lead to work on a new open-source cryptosystem for privacy-preserving smart contracts. This is a new product and so you will get to work on some cool primitives like fully homomorphic encryption and zero knowledge proofs. For more about lead engineer role, check out the ad here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21693548If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week's episode, we chat with Juan Benet (https://twitter.com/juanbenet), founder of Protocol Labs (https://twitter.com/protocollabs), about IPFS (https://ipfs.io/), Libp2p (https://libp2p.io/), and the much anticipated incentivised decentralised storage protocol Filecoin (https://filecoin.io/). We dig into the history of the Filecoin project, the gap in the “market” they are trying to fill, the challenges they have found in the development of the Filecoin protocol and the latest tech they are exploring. Here are some helpful links:https://ipfs.io/https://libp2p.io/https://filecoin.io/https://protocol.ai/https://protocol.ai/projects/#IPFSDecentralised storage pt 1 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/7) Orient (https://github.com/filecoin-project/orient) Decentralised storage pt 2 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/8) Arweave Decentralised Storage episode (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/69)You can see some of the constraints and parameters for filecoin here: - https://filecoin-project.github.io/specs/docs/diagrams/orient/filecoin.dot.svg- https://filecoin-project.github.io/specs/#appendixorient- https://github.com/filecoin-project/specs/tree/master/src/orientGive the Zero Knowledge Podcast some feedback. Whether you are a long-time listener or new to the show, we would love to hear from you! Please share your feedback with us here: https://forms.gle/LtQQyKJV6r7LrSND7If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Catch up with us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKP Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week’s episode, we catchup with Alan Szepieniec, a researchers at Nervos and co-author of the Supersonics (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/1229.pdf) paper & the Marvellous family of Hash Functions (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/426.pdf) (which specify the Vision/Rescue cyphers). We chat about his past work in cryptography, how the Supersonics paper came to be, and dive into the new generation of hash functions emerging, including the Marvelous universe. For more info, please have a look at these resources and past episodes!- Design of Symmetric-Key Primitives for Advanced Cryptographic Protocols (the Marvellous (Vision/Rescue) paper) (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/426.pdf)- Transparent SNARKs from DARK Compilers (Supersonic paper) (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/1229.pdf)- On a Generalization of Substitution-Permutation Networks: The HADES Design Strategy (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/1107.pdf) - Competing designs for arithmetization-friendly hash functions- Starkad and Poseidon: New Hash Functions for Zero Knowledge Proof Systems (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/458.pdf)- MiMC https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/492.pdf and attack https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/951.pdf- Jarvis and Friday, the first members of the Marvellous universe (may they rest in peace) https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/1098.pdf- ... and the Groebner basis attack that killed them: https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/419.pdfAnd here are some of the previous ZKP episodes that we mention: - Ben Fisch Episode (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/88)- Benedikt Bunz Episode (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/40)- Joseph Bonneau Episode (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/103)- Eli Ben-Sasson Episode (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/96)If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week’s episode, Anna chats with Fredrik and Nicole Zhu (https://twitter.com/nczhu), Developer at Parity Technologies (https://www.parity.io/), about the experimental Polkadot Canary Network they call Kusama (https://kusama.network/). We cover how Kusama was developed, the goals of this format and what launching a Chaos Canary Network is all about. Here is a few more links: https://twitter.com/kusamanetworkhttps://kusama.network/Zero Knowledge Podcast is also looking for some feedback! Whether you are a long-time listener of the Zero Knowledge Podcast, or new to the show, we would love to hear from you! Please share your feedback with us here: https://forms.gle/LtQQyKJV6r7LrSND7If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Catch up with us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKP Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week’s episode, we sit down with Joseph Bonneau (http://jbonneau.com/), 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. Here are a few links that we reference: Blockchain 101: Randomness episode with Justin Drake (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/74)Verifiable Delay Functions by Dan Boneh, Joseph Bonneau, Benedikt Bünz, and Ben Fisch (https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/601.pdf)vdfresearch.org (https://vdfresearch.org/)Numbers Game (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_game)A Programmer Solved a 20-Year-Old, Forgotten Crypto Puzzle (https://www.wired.com/story/a-programmer-solved-a-20-year-old-forgotten-crypto-puzzle/)Bitcoin Book (http://bitcoinbook.cs.princeton.edu/)Thank you to this week's sponsor Trail of Bits (https://trailofbits.com)Trail of bit recently released a blog post that might be interesting for our listeners who are concerned about privacy. The post is about the concept of 'Safe browsing'. Safe browsing claims to protect users by providing them with something called k-anonymity. Recent security news suggests that the k-anonymity has failed at protecting user privacy in certain circumstances. This is the topic that Trail of Bits explores in the blog post. Find out more about how k-anonymity works and why it is insufficient here: https://blog.trailofbits.com/2019/10/30/how-safe-browsing-fails-to-protect-user-privacy/If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week’s episode, we chat with Brandon Ramirez (https://twitter.com/RezBrandon), Research Lead and co-founder of The Graph (https://twitter.com/graphprotocol), about the problem the project is trying to solve, the fast evolving Layer1-Layer2 paradigm, the emerging group of Service Protocols, and how these projects interact with other elements of the Web3 stack. Introduction of GraphQL (https://medium.com/graphprotocol/graphql-will-power-the-decentralized-web-d7443a69c69a) The Graph protocol design (https://thegraph.com/blog/the-graph-network-in-depth-part-1)Talk on trust-minimized services (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2rXJLW_93o&feature=youtu.be)More on Service Protocols from Arjun (NuCypher) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7A5zfw4_zw)More on Service Protocols from Yondon (LivePeer) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nurp3Foqf2w)Give us feedback!! Whether you are a long-time listener of the Zero Knowledge Podcast, or new to the show, we would love to hear from you! Please share your feedback with us here: https://forms.gle/LtQQyKJV6r7LrSND7If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Catch up with us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKP Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week’s episode, we chat with Yan Michalevsky (https://twitter.com/ymcrcat), CTO & Co-founder, Anjuna Security (https://www.anjuna.io/) about their work with TEEs, a continuation of topic we covered in episode 82 of this podcast (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/82). In this episode, we go deeper and cover Intel SGX vs AMD memory, the risk profiles, tooling for TEEs, how zk techniques can be used alongside TEEs, applications of enclaves and how these techniques are being optimized for. Here are some of the ideas we covered: A Comparison Study of Intel SGX and AMD Memory Encryption Technology (https://caslab.csl.yale.edu/workshops/hasp2018/HASP18_a9-mofrad_slides.pdf)".CoSMIX: A Compiler-based System for Secure Memory Instrumentation and Execution in Enclaves (https://www.usenix.org/conference/atc19/presentation/orenbach)Talk on CoSMIX (https://youtu.be/fSn8nIy0eD0?t=43)Thank you to this week's sponsor O(1)Labs (https://o1labs.org/). O(1)Labs (https://o1labs.org/) is the company behind the Coda Protocol (https://codaprotocol.com/), the world’s first succinct blockchain, using recursive zero knowledge proofs to make cryptocurrency decentralized at scale. If you aren’t yet clear on recursive zkps, have a listen to an episode we did on the topic of recursive snarks with the co-founders of o1labs last year - https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/54The Coda Testnet is live in Beta and has been consistently one of the most active testnets in crypto today. You can join their community of engineers, cryptographers, researchers and builders by visiting codaprotocol.com (https://codaprotocol.com/). Sign up for their newsletter to receive updates on Testnet progress, Mainnet launch and their forthcoming developer sdk. If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this, our special 100th episode of the Zero Knowledge Podcast, we caught up with Dan Boneh (https://twitter.com/danboneh), professor and researcher in applied cryptography and computer security at Stanford. In this far-reaching conversation, we talk about Dan's background in the field of cryptography, how the field has evolved over the years, his work on cryptography & blockchain education, where zero knowledge research and SNARKs in particular fits into the field, some exciting new research coming out of the Applied Cryptography Group at Stanford, what cryptographic and engineering problems he thinks we should be focused on solving, and more. This episode covered a lot of ground and even though we went overtime, there is still so much more to talk about. We hope to have Dan back on the show sometime soon! In the meantime, here are some resources that might help you explore some of the topics covered:Crypto Class MOOC Stanford (https://www.coursera.org/learn/crypto)zkRoll-up MatterLabs (https://github.com/matter-labs/rollup)Post-Devcon5 catch-up (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/99)Linear PCP (Probabilitistic Checkable Proof) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probabilistically_checkable_proof)Randomness episode with Justin Drake (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/74)Applications of the Prio system at Mozilla (https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2019/06/06/next-steps-in-privacy-preserving-telemetry-with-prio/)True2F: Backdoor-resistant authentication tokens (https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.04660)Yubiko (https://www.yubico.com/)The supply chain attack we mentioned (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies)MultiLinear Maps (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptographic_multilinear_map)Hellman Key Exchange (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffie%E2%80%93Hellman_key_exchange)Tripartite Diffie–Hellman (http://cgi.di.uoa.gr/~aggelos/crypto/page4/assets/joux-tripartite.pdf)Quantum Computing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computing)Stanford blockchain conference (https://cbr.stanford.edu/sbc20/)BLS (Boneh–Lynn–Shacham) signature scheme (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boneh-Lynn-Shacham)If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week's episode, Anna catches up with Tarun Chitra (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) (Gauntlet Networks (https://gauntlet.network/)), James Prestwich (https://twitter.com/_prestwich) (Summa (https://www.summa.one/)) and Georgios Konstantopoulos (https://twitter.com/gakonst) on the last day of Devcon5 (https://devcon.org/) in Osaka. In this special 99th episode, we cover a broad range of topics from their Devcon take-aways, emerging ideas in the ecosystem, the latest in PoS systems, Roll-up and DeFi, to the explosion in zero knowledge research, and more. We mention the following episodes, presentations and articles in our talk:James Prestwich talks Smart Contracts (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/34)Tarun Chitra on Statistical modeling of PoS systems (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/61)Light clients & ZKPs with Celo (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/93)Ariah Klages-Mundt - (In)Stability for the Blockchain: Deleveraging Spirals and Stablecoin Attacks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxpsHA_5Lr4)Designing Smart Contracts With Free Will (https://devcon.org/agenda?talk=rechPV7dNxkinynjQ)Research paper: A model for Bitcoin’s security and the declining block subsidy - Hasu, Prestwich, Curtis (https://uncommoncore.co/research-paper-a-model-for-bitcoins-security-and-the-declining-block-subsidy/)On the Frontiers of Validation with Bison Trails (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/80)Thank you to this week's sponsor Trail of Bits (https://trailofbits.com)Trail of Bits shared their review of this year's IACR Crypto Conference (https://www.iacr.org/meetings/crypto/) on the Trail of Bits blog (https://blog.trailofbits.com/2019/09/11/crypto-2019-takeaways/). They highlighted some of the major themes of the conference, including the importance of getting basic cryptographic primitives right and the ascendance of cryptographic tools for privacy-preserving computation such as Zero-knowledge proofs, secure multiparty computation, and secure messaging systems.For more on their thoughts from the conference and what they see on the horizon in their industry, check out the blog post here: https://blog.trailofbits.com/2019/09/11/crypto-2019-takeaways/Our very own Zero Knowledge Summit is happening on Oct 26th. Spend the day with some of the best researchers and thinkers working on Zero Knowledge topics. Get your application in to attend here: https://forms.gle/ZouC15vhTguZ5azq9If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week’s episode, Anna sits down with with Alexander Zaidelson (https://twitter.com/azaidelson) and Alex Romanov (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bigromanov) from BEAM (https://beam.mw/) - a Mimblewimble based privacy coin. We discuss how this implementation of the MimbleWimble protocol differs from Grin, how the two groups work together, funding protocol development, how the Beam business model works, and the future of the protocol. Here is our previous episode about Grin (https://zeroknowledge.fm/97)Here are a few links of topics we discuss: MimbleWimble Whitepaper (https://github.com/mimblewimble/docs/wiki/MimbleWimble-Origin)Beam Position Paper (https://docs.beam.mw/BEAM_Position_Paper_v0.2.3.pdf)Thank you to our sponsor this week Streamr (https://streamr.network/).Streamr has just launched their global pub/sub network for machine data. Unlike a cloud based data pipeline, the Streamr Network runs peer-to peer, in a system that offers a smart balance between high privacy and low latency as well as MQTT support.If you want to start using it today, just visit streamr.network (https://streamr.network/). For more on the Streamr offering, have a listen to the episode (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/45) we did last year with their co-founder Henri Pihkala (https://twitter.com/henripihkala)If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefmJoin us on Telegram - https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjASupport our Gitcoin Grant - https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcastSupport us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledgeOr directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week’s episode, we chat with Daniel Lehnberg (https://github.com/lehnberg) about Grin - an implementation of the MimbleWimble privacy protocol. We cover the story behind MimbleWimble, how Grin first came to be, and how this technology works. We also look back at how this protocol came to be as well as were Daniel sees it going. Here are a few links of topics we discuss: MimbleWimble Whitepaper (https://github.com/mimblewimble/docs/wiki/MimbleWimble-Origin)Grin Tech (https://grin-tech.org/)Step by step walkthrough of Grin transactions (https://medium.com/@brandonarvanaghi/grin-transactions-explained-step-by-step-fdceb905a853)What’s inside a Grin transaction file (https://medium.com/@brandonarvanaghi/whats-inside-a-grin-transaction-file-f062a0dcbf99)Grin’s monetary model (https://medium.com/@CryptoProfG/grin-money-explained-4-exploring-grins-monetary-model-e48b1761653)Slides and talks from grincon0 in Berlin, including Cuckoo Cycle Proof of Work (https://github.com/mimblewimble/grin-pm#grincon0-berlin-nov-9-2018)Thank you to our sponsor this week Aragon One (https://aragon.one/).If you love working with talented designers building smart user interfaces, or if you are simply excited about working on making DAOs easy and accessible to create & manage, then you should check out Aragon One’s available jobs. For more about the Head of Support role, or available jobs in general, check out https://aragon.one/jobs If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefmJoin us on Telegram - https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjASupport our Gitcoin Grant - https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcastSupport us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledgeOr directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week’s episode, Anna catches up with Eli Ben Sasson (https://twitter.com/EliBenSasson) to talk about the latest from StarkWare (https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd), the explosion of new research within the zero knowledge space and the origin of new mathematical ideas. Recorded right after the StarkWare Sessions in tel aviv, and during a period of incredible development in new cryptographic zk techniques and protocol proposals. Here are some of the papers and ideas we cover: * STARK-friendly hash competition (https://starkware.co/hash-challenge/)* Succinct Arguments in the Quantum Random Oracle Model (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/834.pdf)* More resources about StarkWare and STARK technology (https://starkware.co/resources/)* Henri Pointcaré - Science and Hypothesis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmmgWcbAmjo)The chapter mentioned is "On the Nature of Mathematical Reasoning"As mentioned in the intro, the Zero Knowledge Summit (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/summit) is happening on Oct 26th in San Francisco If you are a dev, researcher or founder working on these topics and want to attend, please submit your application here: https://forms.gle/bZvaywbvCe2dnBkD7Here (https://medium.com/zeroknowledge/zero-knowledge-summit-zk0x03-a9bb755a421c) are some impressions from the last one! If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefmJoin us on Telegram - https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjASupport our Gitcoin Grant - https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcastSupport us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz
In this episode, we chat with the Oleg Andreev, a protocol architect from Stellar, about zkVM, the zero-knowledge virtual machine. In this episode, we learn a little bit about the history of Stellar, Chain and the zkVM project. We touch on the general concepts of VMs as well as compare zkVM with some other zero knowledge protocols like ZCash and ZEXE. Some other episodes you may want to check out before listening to this episode:- ZEXE (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/85)- Zcash (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/50)- Bulletproofs (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/40)Thank you to this week's sponsor Apograf! Apograf has built an extensive collection of open access research papers on cryptography, distributed computer systems and blockchainIf you are interested in finding out more, check out welcome.apograf.io (https://welcome.apograf.io/) or this link to a curated list of cryptocurrency course materials: https://apograf.io/c/cryptocurrency_classIf you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram - https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjASupport our Gitcoin Grant - https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcastSupport us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this episode, Anna chats with Friederike Ernst (https://twitter.com/tw_tter) from Gnosis (https://twitter.com/gnosisPM) about their work on prediction markets, wallet security, exchanges, and the co-working space Full Node (https://www.fullnode.berlin/) in Berlin - a hub for the blockchain community that Friederike spearheaded. Some links that were mentioned: sight.pm (https://sight.pm/)Phil Daian's front-running article (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.05234.pdf)slow.trade (https://slow.trade/#/verification)Full Node Berlin (https://www.fullnode.berlin/)Thank you to this week's sponsor Trail of Bits (trailofbits.com)Trail of Bits recently releases their smart contract audit executive summary. They aggregated the work of 23 smart contract audits and found that 78% of high impact, easily exploitable findings are discoverable with automated analysis tools, 50% of all findings will never be found with automated tools, and Unit testing has no impact on securityFor more on this audit, have a look at their latest blog posthttps://blog.trailofbits.com/2019/08/08/246-findings-from-our-smart-contract-audits-an-executive-summary/If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this episode, we chat with the Marek Olszewski (https://twitter.com/marekolszewski) & Kobi Gurkan (https://twitter.com/kobigurk) from Celo (https://celo.org/) 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. Some ideas and episodes:BLS signatures (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boneh%E2%80%93Lynn%E2%80%93Shacham)Coda Episode (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/54)Zexe Episode (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/85) Bridges and xDai with Igor (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/65)Thank you to our sponsor this week Aragon One (https://aragon.one/).If you love working with talented designers building smart user interfaces, or if you are simply excited about working on making DAOs easy and accessible to create & manage, then you should check out Aragon One’s available jobs. For more about the Frontend Engineer role, or available jobs in general, check out https://aragon.one/jobs If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefmJoin us on Telegram - https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjASupport our Gitcoin Grant - https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcastSupport us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledgeOr directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this episode, Anna catches up with Jorge Izquierdo (https://twitter.com/izqui9) from Aragon One (https://aragon.one/) to talk about the beginning of the Aragon project, the history of DAOs, as well as the challenges and potential in these new organisational entities. Here are some links we mentioned: What is a DAO (https://www.coindesk.com/information/what-is-a-dao-ethereum)The ZK ep with Griff Green on The DAO (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/29) Vermont Legal DAO Framework on Open Law (https://app.openlaw.io/template/bbllc-dao%20-%20vermont)Thank you to this week's sponsor Apograf! Apograf has built an extensive collection of open access research papers on cryptography, distributed computer systems and blockchainIf you are interested in finding out more, check out welcome.apograf.io (https://welcome.apograf.io/) or this link to a curated list of cryptocurrency course materials: https://apograf.io/c/cryptocurrency_classIf you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram - https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjASupport our Gitcoin Grant - https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcastSupport us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this episode, we sit down with Alexander Skidanov (https://twitter.com/AlexSkidanov) and Illia Polosukhin (https://twitter.com/ilblackdragon) from Near Protocol (https://nearprotocol.com/) to find out about their work. We discuss what brought them to develop Near Protocol, how they used their whiteboard sessions to learn from the best people in the space, the challenge of blockchain UX, and what has motivated them to become one of the fastest moving projects around.Links: Near for developers: https://studio.nearprotocol.com/Whiteboard session: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9tzQn_TEuFWweVbfTbaedFdwVrvaYPq4Thank you to this week's sponsor Trail of Bits (trailofbits.com)Trail of Bits recently releases their smart contract audit executive summary. They aggregated the work of 23 smart contract audits and found that 78% of high impact, easily exploitable findings are discoverable with automated analysis tools, 50% of all findings will never be found with automated tools, and Unit testing has no impact on securityFor more on this audit, have a look at their latest blog posthttps://blog.trailofbits.com/2019/08/08/246-findings-from-our-smart-contract-audits-an-executive-summary/If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week's episode, we chat with Nigel Smart (https://twitter.com/SmartCryptology), Professor of Cryptology at KU Leuven (https://www.kuleuven.be/english/) and the co-founder of Unbound Tech (https://www.unboundtech.com/), about his background in cryptology, the history of MPC systems, MPC systems in the real world, and how MPC stacks up versus other related cryptography and privacy techniques. He helps us better understand where MPC comes from, the power of this technology and shares some emerging MPC research topics that he is excited about. Here are some of the papers or concepts mentioned in this episode: Our MPC episode (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/60)GarbledCircuit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbled_circuit)Yao's Millionaire Problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yao_Millionaires_Problem)First FHE paper (http://luca-giuzzi.unibs.it/corsi/Support/papers-cryptography/RAD78.pdf)Spdz protocol (https://eprint.iacr.org/2011/535.pdf)MPC in the head (http://web.cs.ucla.edu/~rafail/PUBLIC/77.pdf)NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Initiative (https://csrc.nist.gov/Projects/Post-Quantum-Cryptography)Thank you to our sponsor this week StarkWare (https://starkware.co) StarkWare will be presenting the StarkWare Sessions (https://starkware.co/starkware-sessions/) - on Sept 16th in Tel Aviv. The event will bring together some of the brightest minds in zero knowledge research from both the academic and application spheres. Topics that will be discussed are self-custodial trading, STARKs for Layer 1, STARK-friendly hash functions and other cool things you can do with STARK proofs.Use the code Zkpodcast for 20% off the tickets - https://starkware.co/starkware-sessions/If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram - https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjASupport our Gitcoin Grant - https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcastSupport us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
In this week’s episode, we invite Raul Jordan (https://medium.com/@rauljordan) from Prysmatic Labs back to our show. He shares an update about Prysmatic Labs and ETH2.0 development. We cover some of the latest innovations, some existing challenges, timelines, implementation challenges and more. We also touch on an article that Raul published about the Libra protocol, and talk about how it compares to the public blockchains we all know and love. You can find this here: https://www.tokendaily.co/blog/a-close-look-at-libra-s-source-codeFor some more info, please check out the following: * Our previous ZKP episode with Prysmatic Labs (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/37)* Prysmatic Labs (https://prysmaticlabs.com/)* Saphire Testnet (https://alpha.prylabs.net/)Thank you to our sponsor this week Aragon One (https://aragon.one/).If you love working with talented designers building smart user interfaces, or if you are simply excited about working on making DAOs easy and accessible to create & manage, then you should check out Aragon One’s available jobs. For more about the Frontend Engineer role, or available jobs in general, check out aragon.one/jobs. If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram - https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjASupport our Gitcoin Grant - https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcastSupport us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge
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 (https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/1188.pdf) - that he co-authored with Benedikt Bünz and touch on some of the ways these RSA accumulators could potentially be used in a blockchain context. Here are a few previous episodes that might help you prep for this interview: Merkle Trees https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/57MPCs https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/60Here are a few concepts and links we mention: Batching Techniques for Accumulators with Applications to IOPs and Stateless Blockchains (https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/1188.pdf)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_(cryptosystem)https://github.com/cambrian/accumulatorhttps://medium.com/@chia.net/chia-vdf-competition-guide-5382e1f4bd39Thank you to our sponsor this week StarkWare (https://starkware.co) StarkWare will be presenting the StarkWare Sessions (https://starkware.co/starkware-sessions/) - on Sept 16th in Tel Aviv. The event will bring together some of the brightest minds in zero knowledge research from both the academic and application spheres. Topics that will be discussed are self-custodial trading, STARKs for Layer 1, STARK-friendly hash functions and other cool things you can do with STARK proofs.Use the code Zkpodcast for 20% off the tickets - > https://starkware.co/starkware-sessions/If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge)Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1aBTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8ZzZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
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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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