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Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging Web3 and the community that is building it. The podcast is made for fellow developers and people looking to educate themselves on the inner workings of the space.
We try to be non-speculative, don't talk (much) trading and want to 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, we sit down with Kevin Owocki, co-founder of gitcoin, to have a look at how open source blockchain development is funded. We cover the different methods for funding open source work, what has worked in the past, what hasn’t, how funding blockchain projects can be quite different and what people are experimenting with today. We discuss: EIP1337 (https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/pull/1337) Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure (https://www.fordfoundation.org/media/2976/roads-and-bridges-the-unseen-labor-behind-our-digital-infrastructure.pdf)A handy guide to financial support for open source (https://github.com/nayafia/lemonade-stand)Funding through foundationsGrants programsCrowdfundingToken paymentsFounder rewards/block rewardsThank 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 apograf.io (http://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 week’s episode, we welcome special guest Sean Bowe. Sean is an engineer at the Electric Coin Company (https://twitter.com/zcashco) and the author of the Sprout and Sapling Zcash trusted set ups and much of the underlying cryptography of the protocol. We had a chance to chat about his history, what got him into the topic, some of the joys & challenges to working with SNARKs, and what ideas are inspiring him. We also covered the story of Zcash and the Powers of Tau trusted set up, MPCs, the story of the bug, SONICs (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/099.pdf), ZEXE (https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/962), the BLS12-381 Elliptic Curve Construction (https://z.cash/blog/new-snark-curve/)Early on in the episode, we mention the Radiolab episode about the zcash trusted setup: https://archive.org/details/radiolabpodcast17cryptozcash_ceremonyQuestions from the audience: https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose/status/1122818062061797376We also mention some of our previous ZK centric episodes that can be found here: https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/zkseries Special thanks to this week's sponsor: Trail of Bits (https://www.trailofbits.com/)Trail of Bits is offering a service for young technology companies who could use expert security support, but aren't quite at a stage to hire their own team. The service includes staffing a #security channel to answer questions, review high risk PRs, and integrate the latest in continuous testing into your build pipeline. Visit www.trailofbits.com for help securing your product.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 sit down with Zac Williamson (https://twitter.com/Zac_Aztec) of the Aztec Protocol (https://www.aztecprotocol.com/) to discuss zero knowledge tools, range proofs, the Aztec Protocol, the different approaches to bringing privacy to ethereum, and how standards in the space are emerging. Check out Zac's talk at the ZK Summit for more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIg2aJQqNNc&feature=youtu.beHere was our episode with Benedikt Bunz talking about Bulletproofs (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/40) As well as Zokrates (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/41) and Matter Labs (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/72)Thanks again to this week's sponsor Neufund (https://neufund.org/). If you’re interested in how Neufund's open-source technical environment is enabling tokenization of real-world assets or the QA position, check their GitHub profile at github.com/neufund (https://github.com/neufund) or the Neufund job offers at neufund.org/careers (https://neufund.org/careers)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 sit down with Justin Drake (https://twitter.com/drakefjustin), researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, to discuss randomness in blockchain, how it can be created and what adversarial models exist. We also discuss the random beacon and how that concept has evolved in the development of ETH2.0Our initial definition of randomness in cryptography comes largely from this article by cloudflare: https://blog.cloudflare.com/randomness-101-lavarand-in-production/Check out Justin Drake's DevCon 4 talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqL_cMlPjOI with the slides https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VKBMcEMaY6PQjDJK4yAFtxn0vD41eYXW05YA3vdTBsI/edit.Explore vdfresearch.org (https://vdfresearch.org/) for more on the topic of VDFIf 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 J. Ayo Akinyele (https://twitter.com/ja_akinyele) to the podcast. Ayo is a co-Founder of Bolt Labs (https://github.com/boltlabs-inc) which will be focused on developing the Bolt Protocol (https://github.com/boltlabs-inc), a privacy preserving layer 2 approach for anonymous micropayments, which is similar to Lightning Network. Bolt, which stands for Blind, Offchain, Lightweight, Transactions, could be used for both scaling zcash or providing a scalable privacy solution for other chains.Here are some additional resources: * Original Bolt Paper by Matthew Green and Ian Meiers: https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/701.pdf * Bolt description the Electric Coin Company's blog: https://z.cash/blog/bolt-private-payment-channels/* Ayo was on the podcast before in our Zcon0 episode: https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/32 (he features around the 17 minute mark) Here is some additional information about the Lightning Network (https://cointelegraph.com/explained/lightning-network-explained) and the projects Casa Nodes (https://store.casa/lightning-node/) and Bitrefill (https://www.bitrefill.com/) which are mentioned in the episode. Special thanks to this week's sponsor: Trail of Bits (https://www.trailofbits.com/)Trail of Bits is offering a service for young technology companies who could use expert security support, but aren't quite at a stage to hire their own team. The service includes staffing a #security channel to answer questions, review high risk PRs, and integrate the latest in continuous testing into your build pipeline. Visit www.trailofbits.com for help securing your product.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 sit down with the Alex Vlasov and Alex Gluchowski (https://twitter.com/gluk64) from Matter Labs to discuss their approach to using zkSNARKs for scaling the transaction processing capacity of Ethereum. We chat about the inspiration for the Roll-up project, the Matter Labs implementation, their proposed Franklin network and more. To learn about the project check out: https://matter-labs.io/ and their github (https://github.com/matter-labs)If you want to find out more about the Roll-up project mentioned, it can be found here: https://github.com/barryWhiteHat/roll_upIf 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 speak with Julian Arni about Radicle, a decentralized alternative to Github built on IPFS. Radicle is both a programming language and a set of tools to enable decentralised open source software development. We go deep into this project, it's hope to impact open source development and also touch on the societal questions that inspired it. Here is a short tweet (https://twitter.com/lftherios/status/1108074801250385920) that summarizes it well. The project can be found on twitter (https://twitter.com/radicle_xyz) and website (http://radicle.xyz/) Find Julian Arni on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jk_arni) or github (https://github.com/jkarni)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: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz
In this interview, we chat with Rune Christensen from MakerDAO (https://twitter.com/MakerDAO) about stablecoins, MakerDAO’s take on this concept, the peg and how this is maintained, security, oracles and more. Here are a few of the terms that we discuss in the episode: * DAI: a crypto asset-backed token pegged to the USD  — it is designed to maintain a stable value.* MKR: Valuebearing, tradeable token. As a governance token, MKR holders have the responsibility of making risk based decisions that will influence the future health of the system.* CDP: The MakerDAO Collateralized Debt Position (CDP) is a smart contract which runs on the Ethereum blockchain. It is a core component of the Dai Stablecoin System whose purpose is to create Dai in exchange for collateral which it then holds in escrow until the borrowed Dai is returned.The best resource we found to explain the CDP is here: https://medium.com/cryptolinks/maker-for-dummies-a-plain-english-explanation-of-the-dai-stablecoin-e4481d79b90Thanks again to this week's sponsor Neufund (https://neufund.org/). If you’re interested in how Neufund's open-source technical environment is enabling tokenization of real-world assets or the VP of Engineering position, check their GitHub profile at github.com/neufund (https://github.com/neufund) or the Neufund job offer at neufund.org/careers (https://neufund.org/careers)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: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz
In this week's episode, we sit down with Sam Williams (https://twitter.com/samecwilliams) of Arweave (https://www.arweave.org) to chat about their novel approach to decentralised storage. We discuss incentivising data storage, the concept of the permaweb, and how to properly decentralise the internet archives. 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: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz
In this week's special episode, Anna pops over to EthCC (https://ethcc.io/) - the Ethereum Community Conference - to find out what's on people's minds. Speaking with Boris Mann (https://twitter.com/bmann), Maria Paula Fernandez (https://twitter.com/MPtherealMVP), Hudson Jameson (https://twitter.com/hudsonjameson), Sunny Aggarwal (https://twitter.com/sunnya97), Yalda Mousavinia (https://twitter.com/stellarmagnet), and Peter Mauric (https://twitter.com/PAMauric), these conversations centre around decision making in the decentralised space, the role of transparency, the different organisations and groups that have formed in Ethereum to help make decisions, how compensation can play a role, the code of conduct, the importance of signaling and much more. Here are some of the groups or initiatives or talks mentioned in the podcast:* Fellowship of the Ethereum Magicians (https://ethereum-magicians.org/)* Ethereum Cat Herders (https://medium.com/ethereum-cat-herders)* Rick Dudley's talk at EthCC (https://youtu.be/GOkSg0BuSdw?t=280)* Tennagraph Signaling Site (https://tennagraph.com/)* Ethereum Community’s Code of Conduct (https://hackmd.io/s/SkZ6ZV2UV)* Cosmos Protocol blog (https://blog.cosmos.network/)* Autark (https://medium.com/chainrift-research/aracon-2019-autark-wants-to-decentralize-space-exploration-b5b6311db2e4)* Aragon (https://aragon.org/)* Decred (https://decred.org/)If you are looking for some further context for this episode, you may want to check out some previous episodes about governance related topics: * Hudson Jameson talks EIPs and Ethereum core decision-making (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/43)* Vlad and Gav go head-to-head on blockchain governance (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/52)* Path to an ERC Standard (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/62)Special thanks to this week's sponsor: Trail of Bits (https://www.trailofbits.com/)Trail of Bits is looking for companies writing Ethereum smart contracts that could use their security help! If you would like to test out their continuous assurance system, fill out the signup form on crytic.io (http://crytic.io)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: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz
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