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Zero Knowledge
Episode 256: New ZK Use Cases with Dan Boneh

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 71:06


On this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Kobi Gurkan (https://twitter.com/kobigurk) chat with Dan Boneh (https://twitter.com/danboneh), Professor of Computer Science at Stanford (https://cs.stanford.edu/) and Director of the Stanford Center for Blockchain Research. They cover an expanse of topics: from how strides have been made within the development of zkEVMs to how trusted set ups could be integrated into the blockchain itself. This episode covers open problems in ZK such as how to generate ZK proofs on large amounts of data such as video and what solutions could be implemented when attempting to run a DAO with a private treasury. Here are some additional links for this episode: * Episode 100: Dan Boneh on the past, present & future of cryptography (https://zeroknowledge.fm/100-2/) * Experimenting with Collaborative zk-SNARKs: Zero-Knowledge Proofs for Distributed Secrets by Ozdemir and Boneh, 2021 (https://eprint.iacr.org/2021/1530) * Powers-of-Tau to the People: Decentralizing Setup Ceremonies (https://eprint.iacr.org/2022/1592) * ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/) Join ZK HACK III - see the full schedule here (https://zkhack.dev/zkhackIII/) Join the ZK HACK Discord (https://discord.com/invite/tHXyEbEqVN) Follow the ZK Hack Twitter (https://twitter.com/__zkhack__) Today's episode is sponsored by Mina Protocol (https://minaprotocol.com/) The need for private, trustless solutions has never been more clear. Introducing Mina's zkSpark Cohort 0, where developers share tutorials and build zero knowledge apps, or zkApps, and get rewarded. There are a quarter-of-a-million Mina tokens up for grabs for zkSpark Cohort 0 participants. Mina's zkApps are written in Typescript, so developers can easily get started without learning a custom programming language like other zk protocols. To sign up for zkSpark Cohort 0 head to minaprotocol.com/zkpodcast (https://minaprotocol.com/zkpodcast). Mina will be launching additional zkSpark Cohorts, just visit minaprotocol.com (https://minaprotocol.com/) to check out the best way to get involved. If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Zero Knowledge
Episode 255: Verifying Consensus On-Chain with Succinct

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 66:12


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Tarun (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) speak with Succinct Labs (https://www.succinct.xyz/). Guests Uma Roy (https://twitter.com/pumatheuma) and John Guibas (https://mobile.twitter.com/jtguibas) discuss their interest in ZK, their work with 0xparc and the goals of Succinct Labs - that is to provide proof of consensus through SNARK-based light clients. Acting similar to IBC, but in the Ethereum context, we discuss the challenge of building ZK-based light clients on Ethereum, their first implementation linking Gnosis Chain to Ethereum, and how they imagine interacting with the larger blockchain space. Here are some additional links for this episode: * 0xPARC Learning Resources (https://learn.0xparc.org/) * TrustBoost: Boosting Trust among Interoperable Blockchains by Wang, Sheng, Kannan, Nayak, Viswanath, 2022 (https://arxiv.org/pdf/2210.11571.pdf) * Episode 136: Math competitions, crypto as alchemy & Gasper with Yan Zhang (https://zeroknowledge.fm/136-2/) * Past ZK HACK Events and Puzzles (https://zkhack.dev/events/) Join the ZK HACK III - Session #2 on 24 November (https://hopin.com/events/zkhackiii-2) Join the ZK HACK Discord (https://discord.com/invite/tHXyEbEqVN) Follow the ZK Hack Twitter (https://twitter.com/__zkhack__) Today's episode is sponsored by Aztec (https://aztec.network/). Aztec Network is building the first privacy-enabled zkRollup on Ethereum. The team is proud to announce Noir (https://aztec.network/noir/), the world's first universal ZK language. Noir makes it safe and intuitive to write privacy-preserving ZK circuits. Aztec is now hiring engineers and cryptographers to build the execution layer supporting Noir's private smart contracts. Join the team making private Ethereum a reality. You can learn more by visiting aztec.network/careers (https://aztec.network/careers/). If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Zero Knowledge
Episode 254: Matt Green on bringing ZK into the wild and the compliance debate

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 68:10


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Josh Cincinnati (https://twitter.com/acityinohio) chat with Matt Green (https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green), a cryptographer and professor at Johns Hopkins University (https://isi.jhu.edu/). They explore Matt's background in security, blockchain and privacy technologies. He shares his thoughts on early ZK blockchain research, the founding of Zcash, growth in the ZK space, how the industry is ready for tangible use-cases and navigating anonymity and regulatory bodies. This episode closes with a review of Matt's perspective on the Tornado Cash sanctions and what this means for the space. Here are some additional links for this episode: * Radiant Commons Website (https://radiantcommons.com/) * Sealance Website (https://www.sealance.io/) * Zerocash: Decentralized Anonymous Payments from Bitcoin by Ben-Sasson, Chiesa, Garman, Green, Miers, Tromer, and Virza, 2014 (http://zerocash-project.org/paper) * An approximate introduction to how zk-SNARKs are possible by Vitalik Buterin (https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/01/26/snarks.html) * Episode 245: Sanctions against Tornado Cash: a Legal Perspective (https://zeroknowledge.fm/245-2/) Join the ZK HACK III - kick off event here (https://hopin.com/events/zk-hack3-1-d5d6ce6b-9a79-496f-9a82-be39ebd22e84) Join the ZK HACK Discord (https://discord.com/invite/tHXyEbEqVN) This week's episode is sponsored by Aave (https://aave.com/). Aave Grants (https://aavegrants.org/) is a community-led grants program, focused on growing a thriving ecosystem of contributors within Aave by funding ideas, projects and events that benefit the protocol or surrounding ecosystem. Aave's latest deployment, V3, was launched on 6 networks and introduces new features like Isolation Mode, Efficiency Mode and Portals. A decentralized, collateral-backed stablecoin native to Aave called GHO has also been announced. Look out for more details on the testnet and release coming soon. Explore the protocol at Aave.com (https://aave.com/) and if you're building in the ecosystem, apply for a grant through aavegrants.org (https://aavegrants.org/). If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
Reduced Builder Fees Slated For Shanghai Upgrade

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 4:22


EIP-3651 is slated for the Shanghai upgrade, Aztec Network releases an alias recovery tool, zkSync introduces a Bootloader contract, and LayerZero Labs buys out its equity from FTX. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.substack.com

The Defiant

This week on The Defiant Podcast we speak with A.J. Warner, the Chief Strategy Officer at Offchain Labs, the builders of Arbitrum, one of the leading scaling solutions for Ethereum using Optimistic Rollups. We also welcome Tegan Kline, the co-founder of Edge Node, the initial team behind The Graph. The Defiant's Camila Russo and Tegan are co-hosting the podcast for the first time. Going forward, they will record shows together, and Tegan will also have her own Defiant podcast episodes. Scaling is now a hot topic on Ethereum and throughout the blockchain ecosystem, as all of our listeners are likely aware. According to L2Beat, Arbitrum has nearly $2.7B in total value locked. AJ goes on to explain the dapps and protocols building on Arbitrum and how they've managed to make Arbitrum the leading destination among Layer 2s. Arbitrum is one of the few scaling solutions that doesn't nod to the underlying technology it uses in its name. As AJ mentioned, their goal is to scale Ethereum without being a proponent of any scaling technology. Does this mean Arbitrum will have a zero-knowledge (ZK) component in the future?

Zero Knowledge
Episode 252: From Wireless to Blockchains with Pramod Viswanath

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 76:48


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Tarun (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) chat with Pramod Viswanath (https://ece.princeton.edu/people/pramod-viswanath), Professor of Engineering at Princeton (https://ece.princeton.edu/) and co-founder of Witness Chain (https://witnesschain.com/). They discuss Pramod's early work on wireless networks and how this type of research was brought to market at the time. They also cover topics such as the introduction of adversarial thinking into his research, his move over to blockchain, how the incentives of blockchain could be used within the wireless industry, and Pramod's new project Witness Chain (https://witnesschain.com/), which aims to reshape the wireless industry. Here are some additional links for this episode: Episode 244: Journey to Blockchain with David Tse (https://zeroknowledge.fm/244-2/) Episode 217: Information Theory & Blockchain with Sreeram Kannan (https://zeroknowledge.fm/217-2/) Everything is a race and Nakamoto always wins (https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.10484) Fundamentals of Wireless Communication by Tse and Viswanath, 2005 (https://web.stanford.edu/~dntse/wireless_book.html) Dandelion: Redesigning the Bitcoin Network for Anonymity by Venkatakrishnan, Fanti and Viswanath, 2017 (https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3084459) Blockchains at Princeton Class (https://web3.princeton.edu/) Join the ZK HACK III - kick off event here (https://hopin.com/events/zk-hack3-1-d5d6ce6b-9a79-496f-9a82-be39ebd22e84) Join the ZK HACK Discord (https://discord.com/invite/tHXyEbEqVN) Check out the Aleo repo here (https://github.com/AleoHQ/snarkOS) Today's episode is sponsored by Polygon (https://polygon.technology/) Introducing Polygon zkEVM. Polygon's vision for zkEVM is simple: developers can deploy any Ethereum smart contract to a Layer 2 and benefit from the scaling power of ZK proofs. Public testnet is now available, so you now have an opportunity to test their work and make improvements! If you'd like to learn more about Polygon zkEVM visit bit.ly/startonzkevm (https://bit.ly/startonzkevm) to check out the Getting Started guide. If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
ConsenSys Registers As MakerDAO Delegate

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 4:15


ConsenSys becomes a MakerDAO delegate, zkSync releases V2 SDKs, Empiric Network releases V1 of its protocol, and Arbitrum releases Nitro Node v2.0.8. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.substack.com

Empire
Abritrum's Roadmap To Scale Ethereum | Steven Goldfeder, Raul Jordan

Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 67:45


In this episode of Empire, Santi is joined by Steven Goldfeder and Raul Jordan to discuss the Prsymatic Labs acquisition and the future of Abritrum. We cover Arbitrum's approach to state growth, AnyTrust chains, developer usability, ZK tech and more. And trust me, Steven's take on enterprises leveraging crypto is worth staying until the end! - - Timestamps: (00:00) Introduction (03:57) Arbitrum Acquires Prysmatic Labs (09:04) Monetizing Open Source & Building For Ethereum (17:29) State Growth, ZK Tech And L2 Innovations (31:14) Are L2s Ready For Prime Time? (35:51) Circle Ad (37:33) Arbitrum AnyTrust Chains (42:40) User & Developer Acquisition (46:31) What Changed After The Merge? (49:31) Reddit Points & Enterprise Interest (1:00:11) L1 Censorship Risk - - Follow Steven: https://twitter.com/sgoldfed Follow Raul: https://twitter.com/rauljordaneth Follow Santi: https://twitter.com/santiagoroel Follow Empire: https://twitter.com/theempirepod Subscribe on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/4fdhhb2j Subscribe on Apple: https://tinyurl.com/mv4frfv7 Subscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/wbaypprw Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/ -- Circle's USDC has quickly become one of the most trusted and widely used stablecoins because of its composability, stability and reserve transparency. As a seamless, trusted digital currency, USDC is a zero-to-one opportunity for the global financial system. Check out their Transparency Hub at http://empirepodcast.link/circle that outlines everything from links to USDC weekly reserve reports, monthly attestations, and blog posts written by their executive team highlighting how and why USDC was built the way it is. - - Resources Offchain Labs website https://offchainlabs.com/ - - Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
zkSync Launches V2 Baby Alpha Mainnet

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 4:13


zkSync launches its V2 upgrade to mainnet baby alpha, L2Beat releases an activity tracking dashboard, Twitter tests a new NFT marketplace listing feature, and DeFi Saver releases a Liquity Trove explorer. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.substack.com

Zero Knowledge
Episode 251: Exploring Risc0 with Brian Retford and Jeremy Bruestle

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 66:03


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Guillermo (https://twitter.com/GuilleAngeris) chat with Brian Retford (https://mobile.twitter.com/brianretford) and Jeremy Bruestle (https://github.com/jbruestle) from Risc0 (https://www.risczero.com/). They discuss their previous work in cloud infrastructure and how ZK offered unique solutions to long standing scaling problems. They cover topics like RISC-V, building VMs, and how Risc-0 aims to build a system which could support a decentralized public Cloud. Here are some additional links for this episode: RISC Zero: General Purpose Zero-Knowledge Computation by Brian Retford and Jeremy Bruestle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zzt5V4dnH0) RISC-V Website (https://riscv.org/) Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System by Satoshi Nakamoto (https://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/training/annual-national-training-seminar/2018/Emerging_Tech_Bitcoin_Crypto.pdf) AirSnort Website (https://ftp.unpad.ac.id/orari/library/library-sw-hw/linux-1/airsnort/AirSnort%20Homepage.htm) Arduino Website (https://www.arduino.cc/) Metal: Mac OS's acceleration framework (https://developer.apple.com/metal/) Episode 131: Proof of Necessary Work with Akis Kattis (NYU) (https://zeroknowledge.fm/131-2/) Check out the ZK Whiteboard Sessions here (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/). Produced by ZK Hack (https://twitter.com/__zkhack__) and powered by Polygon (https://polygon.technology/). Join the ZK Hack Discord (https://discord.com/invite/tHXyEbEqVN) ZK Hack Twitter (https://twitter.com/__zkhack__) Today's episode is sponsored by Mina Protocol (https://minaprotocol.com). If you're a developer looking to get hands-on experience building zero knowledge applications then you should apply for Mina's zkApp Beta Testers Leaderboard. Participants will get access to test challenges where you can learn how to build zkApps on Mina for a chance to rank on the leaderboard against other participants. The top participants will have the opportunity to be considered for a grant! Learn more about the zkApp Beta Testers Leaderboard and how you can start building zkApps by heading to minaprotocol.com/zkpodcast (https://minaprotocol.com/zkpodcast). If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
Reddit NFTs Hit $2.5 Million Daily Volume

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 4:23


Reddit Avatar Collectibles generate $2.5 million in daily volume, Matter Labs seeks to deploy Aave V3 on zkSync, Oasis integrates support for Aave, and MakerDAO passes an Endgame proposal. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.substack.com

Zero Knowledge
Episode 250: What's the Deal with Hash Functions?

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 77:25


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Kobi Gurkan (https://twitter.com/kobigurk) speak with Dmitry Khovratovich (https://twitter.com/khovr), researcher at the Ethereum Foundation (http://ethereum.foundation/), Dusk Network (https://dusk.network), and ABDK Consulting (https://www.abdk.consulting) and JP Aumasson (https://twitter.com/veorq) CSO at Taurus (https://www.taurushq.com/). This episode compares symmetric and asymmetric cryptography as well as a deep dive into hash functions. They explore what using Hash Functions tries to achieve, the process of developing and improving hash functions, and what it means for a hash function to be zk friendly. Here are some additional links for this episode: Dmitry Khovratovich Twitter (https://twitter.com/khovr) Ethereum Foundation (http://ethereum.foundation/) Dusk Network (https://dusk.network/) ABDK Consulting (https://www.abdk.consulting/) JP Aumasson Twitter (https://twitter.com/veorq) JP Aumasson Website (https://www.aumasson.jp/) Taurus Twitter (https://twitter.com/taurus_hq) Taurus Website (https://www.taurushq.com/) ZK8: New Directions in ZK hashing - Dmitry Khovratovich - Ethereum Foundation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXnb7T9YATs) ZK8: On ZK hashes - JP Aumasson - Taurus (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-4fzHpd4dk) ZK7: Security of ZKP projects: same but different - JP Aumasson - Taurus (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be9pbCKNB28) Serious Cryptography - JP Aumasson, 2017 (https://nostarch.com/seriouscrypto) Too Much Crypto - JP Aumasson, 2019 (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/1492.pdf) Crypto Dictionary - JP Aumasson (https://twitter.com/cryptolexicon) Scalable, transparent, and post-quantum secure computational integrity - Ben-Sasson, Bentov, Horesh, Riabzev, 2018, page 71 (https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/046.pdf) NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology (https://www.nist.gov) BLAKE2 (https://www.blake2.net) Poseidon Network (https://www.poseidon.network) SHA-3 (https://csrc.nist.gov/projects/hash-functions/sha-3-project) Reinforced Concrete - Maharramov, 2021 (https://dusk.network/news/reinforced-concrete-paper-release) Nova - Recursive Zero-Knowledge Arguments from Folding Schemes - Kothapalli, Setty, Tzialla, 2021 (https://eprint.iacr.org/2021/370) ZK8: Fantastic Beasts: unfolding ZK hardware - Omer Shlomovits - Ingonyama (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q0BAO18Hu0&feature=youtu.be) Find the Aleo repo here github.com/aleohq (github.com/aleohq). Today's episode is sponsored by Anoma. Anoma is a set of protocols that enable self sovereign coordination. Anoma's first fractal instance Namada (https://namada.net/) is planned for later in 2022, and it focuses on enabling shielded transfers for any assets, with a few second transaction latency and near zero fees. Visit anoma.net for more information. If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Empire
Market Vibez, Solana's Mango Exploit & ZK Scaling Season | Roundup

Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 64:23


In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason and Santi share their thoughts on the state of the market, the endless hacks in crypto and a few of the latest innovations. Santi gives his unique private-market insights, Jason gives a behind-the-scenes look at Blockworks, and the duo discuss the biggest story of the week: the Binance and Mango Markets Exploit. We then discuss the 3 big ZK-rollup announcements (scaling season?), Arbitrum's acquisition, and more! - - Timestamps: (00:00) Introduction (02:16) What's Changed At Blockworks During The Bear? (06:53) State of Venture, Macro And Crypto Markets (21:39) Does Everything Need A Token? (26:14) Hacks, Exploits And More Hacks (Binance, Mango) (39:43) Yuga Labs & Regulation By Enforcement (48:08) ZK Tech Is Here (51:56) Arbitrum Acquires Prysmatic Labs (55:36) Coinbase News, Stephane Resigns, PayPal & More - - Follow Jason: https://twitter.com/JasonYanowitz Follow Santi: https://twitter.com/santiagoroel Follow Empire: https://twitter.com/theempirepod Subscribe on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/4fdhhb2j Subscribe on Apple: https://tinyurl.com/mv4frfv7  Subscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/wbaypprw - - Referenced in the show: Cosmos podcast https://spoti.fi/3S3W9zP GCR's "inside job" tweet https://twitter.com/GCRClassic/status/1579837794675216384 Rebecca & Jake regulation podcast https://spoti.fi/3rSZMOw Scroll's zkEVM podcast https://spoti.fi/3rTXO0w Polygon deep dive by Blockworks Research https://bit.ly/3S3Wti1 Starkware podcast https://spoti.fi/3Vqu88v Influence Empire (book) https://bit.ly/3T9CLTc David Marcus tweet criticizing PayPal https://twitter.com/davidmarcus/status/1578795041719750663 -- Circle's USDC has quickly become one of the most trusted and widely used stablecoins because of its composability, stability and reserve transparency. As a seamless, trusted digital currency, USDC is a zero-to-one opportunity for the global financial system. Check out their Transparency Hub at circle.com/transparency that outlines everything from links to USDC weekly reserve reports, monthly attestations, and blog posts written by their executive team highlighting how and why USDC was built the way it is. Learn more at: http://empirepodcast.link/circle --  Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/  - -  Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
ConsenSys Releases ZK-EVM Specification

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 4:10


ConsenSys releases an updated ZK-EVM specification, Coin Center files a lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury, Uniswap raises a $165 million Series B, and Aave Governance votes in favor of a new V3 deployment. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.substack.com

Zero Knowledge
Episode 249: Impact of Tornado Cash: a Builders Perspective

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 43:45


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Martin Köppelmann (https://twitter.com/koeppelmann), Co-Founder of Gnosis (https://twitter.com/GnosisChain) discuss the OFAC sanctions against Tornado Cash and the impact this has had on builders in the community. They specifically focus on how the Tornado action helped reveal centralizing forces in Ethereum as well as the need for decentralization. Here are some additional links for this episode: * Gnosis Linktree (https://linktr.ee/GnosisDAO) * Gnosis Discord (https://discord.com/invite/gnosischain) * Episode 183: CowSwap & DAO Tech with Gnosis's Martin Köppelmann (https://zeroknowledge.fm/183-2/) * Episode 65: Bridges, xDai and Burner Wallets with Igor & Austin (https://zeroknowledge.fm/65-2/) * Episode 243: Dive Back into MEV with Alex Stokes and Chris Hager (https://zeroknowledge.fm/243-2/) * Lido (https://lido.fi/) * Rocketpool (https://rocketpool.net/) * All That Node (https://www.allthatnode.com/) Find the Anoma Whitepaper here (https://anoma.net/papers) ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/) – has a fresh batch of open roles from ZK-focused projects. Find your next opportunity working in ZK! Today's episode is sponsored by Aleo (https://www.aleo.org/). Aleo is a new Layer-1 blockchain that achieves the programmability of Ethereum, the privacy of Zcash, and the scalability of a rollup. If you're interested in building private applications then check out Aleo's programming language called Leo. Visit leo-lang.org (http://leo-lang.org) to start building. You can also join Aleo's incentivized testnet3 by downloading and running a snarkOS node. No sign-up is necessary to participate. For questions, join their Discord at aleo.org/discord (https://www.aleo.org/discord). If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
Polygon Launches ZK-EVM Public Testnet

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 3:56


Polygon launches its ZK-EVM to public testnet, Taiko introduces its L2 ZK-Rollup, zkSync announces its L3 prototype called Pathfinder, and Push Protocol launches Push Chat Newsletter: https://ethdaily.substack.com

Zero Knowledge
Episode 248: Revisiting FHE with Rand Hindi from Zama

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 48:57


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) revisits the topic of FHE with Rand Hindi (https://twitter.com/randhindi), CEO at Zama (https://www.zama.ai/). FHE stands for Fully Homomorphic Encryption, a cryptosystem that allows for computation to occur on encrypted inputs. They discuss the FHE landscape, what specific use cases it is ideal for, where the technology is at and how FHE differs from MPC and ZK. They also explore some of the nuances of the different types of approaches to FHE to achieve this cryptographic environment where one can do computation in a truly private manner. Here are some additional links for this episode: Episode 124: Exploring FHE with Flavio Bergamaschi from IBM Research (https://zeroknowledge.fm/124-2/) Definition of FHE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homomorphic_encryption#Fully_homomorphic_encryption) A public key cryptosystem and a signature scheme based on discrete logarithms: Elgamal Scheme (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/1057074) Pascal Paillier (https://twitter.com/pascal_paillier?lang=en) FHE.org (https://fhe.org/) FHE.org Discord (https://discord.com/invite/fhe-org) TFHE GitHub (https://tfhe.github.io/tfhe/) ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/) – has a fresh batch of open roles from ZK-focused projects. Find your next opportunity working in ZK! Check out the Sub0 Event (https://sub0.polkadot.network/) from the Web3 Foundation (https://web3.foundation/) to explore the latest in Polkadot Network and the Substrate blockchain framework. Today's episode is sponsored by Anoma. Anoma is a set of protocols that enable self sovereign coordination. Anoma's first fractal instance Namada (https://namada.net/) is planned for later in 2022, and it focuses on enabling shielded transfers for any assets, with a few second transaction latency and near zero fees. Visit anoma.net (https://anoma.net) for more information. If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Empire
Starkware, L3s and the ZK Rollup Future | Eli Ben-Sasson, Uri Kolodny

Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 69:51


In this episode of Empire, Jason and Santi are joined by Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny to discuss Starkware and the ZK-rollup future. This episode is an absolute masterclass on scaling Ethereum using zero-knowledge proofs and a fractal architecture. We discuss the limits of L1 scaling, ZK vs Optimistic rollups, native L2 programming languages, Layer 3 applications and much more! - - Timestamps: (00:00) Intro (00:32) The Limits of L1 Scaling (05:30) Optimistic vs ZK Rollups (14:40) Why ZK Rollups Lag Optimistic Rollups in TVL (19:10) Advantages of the Cairo Programming Language (26:57) L1 Apps Building for an L2 World (30:01) Circle Ad (31:43) dYdX's Move From Starkware to Cosmos (37:15) MEV, Bitcoin and Cairo 1.0 Adoption (46:23) Layer 3 Scaling (57:38) What Comes Next - - Follow Eli: https://twitter.com/EliBenSasson Follow Uri: https://twitter.com/ukolodny Follow Jason: https://twitter.com/JasonYanowitz Follow Santi: https://twitter.com/santiagoroel Follow Empire: https://twitter.com/theempirepod Subscribe on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/4fdhhb2j Subscribe on Apple: https://tinyurl.com/mv4frfv7 Subscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/wbaypprw - - Resources Vitalik's post on fractal scaling https://vitalik.ca/general/2022/09/17/layer_3.html Starkware https://starkware.co/ -- Circle's USDC has quickly become one of the most trusted and widely used stablecoins because of its composability, stability and reserve transparency. As a seamless, trusted digital currency, USDC is a zero-to-one opportunity for the global financial system. Check out their Transparency Hub at circle.com/transparency that outlines everything from links to USDC weekly reserve reports, monthly attestations, and blog posts written by their executive team highlighting how and why USDC was built the way it is. - - Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/ - - Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
Aztec Network Introduces ERC-4626 Bridge

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 4:13


Aztec Network releases an ERC-4626 bridge, Polygon integrates Push Protocol, Gravity launches its ETH-Centric borrowing protocol, and Gemini offers MakerDAO a 1.25% yield on GUSD collateral assets. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.link/signup Twitter: https://ethdaily.link/twitter Lens: https://ethdaily.link/lens

The Scoop
zkSync head of product: Ethereum learning to scale will be like 'coming out of Plato's cave'

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 51:04


For the final installment of this three-part Ethereum Merge special edition of The Scoop, we take a closer look at zero-knowledge (ZK) rollups — technology that could enable Ethereum to scale to millions of transactions per second. There are four main teams working on ZK-rollups: Polygon, Scroll, Starkware, and Matter Labs. In this episode of The Scoop, Matter Labs Chief Product Officer Steve Newcomb shares what he believes to be the key ingredients of a good ZK-rollup, and why he believes scaling solutions will herald a new wave of innovation. According to Newcomb, a paradigm shift will occur once Ethereum successfully scales: “Once Ethereum can scale — and truly scale — it's kind of like coming out of Plato's cave and seeing the rest of the world, and seeing these use cases we could have never even predicted.” Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has stated he believes ZK-rollups will be the main layer-2 scaling solution in the future, largely because of the speed at which users can move funds between mainnet and the layer-2. Newcomb also believes that ZK-rollups are “going to be the end game for scaling,” although he also stipulates that a good ZK-rollup should meet the following requirements: “These five ingredients — having a generalized ZK-rollup, being EVM compatible, working with solidity, being truly open sourced, being correctly decentralized, and having good tokenomics — these are the key ingredients of what makes a good ZK-rollup a ZK-rollup.” Episode 93 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Tim Copeland, VP of Research Larry Cermak and Matter Labs' Chief Product Officer Steve Newcomb. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tron, Chainalysis & IWC Schaffhausen About Tron TRON is dedicated to accelerating the decentralization of the internet via blockchain technology and decentralized applications (dApps). Founded in September 2017 by H.E. Justin Sun, the TRON network has continued to deliver impressive achievements since MainNet launch in May 2018. July 2018 also marked the ecosystem integration of BitTorrent, a pioneer in decentralized Web3 services boasting over 100 million monthly active users. The TRON network completed full decentralization in December 2021 and is now a community-governed DAO. | TRONDAO | Twitter | Discord | About Chainalysis Chainalysis is the leading blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies in over 60 countries. Backed by Accel, Addition, Benchmark, Coatue, Paradigm, Ribbit, and other leading firms in venture capital, Chainalysis builds trust in blockchains to promote more financial freedom with less risk. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com. About IWC Schaffhausen IWC Schaffhausen is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Known for its unique engineering approach to watchmaking, IWC combines the best of human craftsmanship and creativity with cutting-edge technology and processes. With collections like the Portugieser and the Pilot's Watches, the brand covers the whole spectrum from elegant timepieces to sports watches. For more information, visit IWC.com.

Flywheelpod
Redacted's Endgame for Governance w/ 0xSami - Flywheelpod EP #17

Flywheelpod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 110:32


0xSami from Redacted joins the Flywheel this week to discuss the suite of current products, what their plans for Berachain are, and how they are going to go omni-chain with governance.~~~~Follow FlywheelpodTwitter: https://twitter.com/flywheelpodTelegram: https://t.me/flywheelpod~~~~Listen to Flywheelpod Wherever You Listen to Podcasts:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/34xXNO289naHrPB2h4uN4JApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/flywheel/id1628697864~~~~Connect with DeFi Dave:Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeFiDave22~~~~Connect with KietTwitter: https://twitter.com/0xkapital_k~~~~Connect with Producer SamTwitter: https://twitter.com/traders_insightTelegram: https://t.me/ssmccul~~~~Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.Timestamps0:00 Intro2:11 0xSami Intro2:35 How did Sami make the jump from researching to building?7:22 Redacted's suite of tools14:06 Governance alternatives17:09 The problem with tokenomics21:16 Boomer DeFi23:05 Changing Redacted's tokenomics27:16 Berachain and Redacted31:31 The Power of governance32:50 Blockchain Standards36:41 What is success for Butterfly?40:28 Pyrex Gameplan48:22 Pyrex + Frax49:56 Pyrex Fees52:07 ZK sync53:57 Redacted team and policy54:54 What is Frax's place in Defi59:21 How will Redacted and Pitch Money work together1:02:48 0xSami's biggest fears for crypto1:09 50 Governance Evolution1:11:04 What in DeFI is exciting?1:16:40 Future of Rollups1:19:54 Cosmos to rule all?1:23:21 Being friendly and humble1:27:53 What should BeraChain builders know?1:29:38 Traveling is good for the soul1:32:40 Explaining things to normies1:34:29 Andre the villian1:38:24 Accounting for protocol revenue1:43:37 Lightning Round + wrapup1:49:00 Outro

Zero Knowledge
Episode 247: Exploring Penumbra with Henry de Valence

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 83:31


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Guillermo (https://twitter.com/guilleangeris) catch up with Henry de Valence (https://twitter.com/hdevalence) from Penumbra (https://twitter.com/penumbrazone). They discuss his thoughts on requirements for adoption of privacy systems and how these led to him to develop Penumbra. They explore how Penumbra aims to use privacy features not as ‘nice to haves' within the system, but rather as essential components that offer a new paradigm for how to think about DeFi in a Multichain Ecosystem. Here are some additional links for this episode: * Episode 126: Crypto libraries, Zcash's Zebra and contact tracing with Henry de Valence (https://zeroknowledge.fm/126-2/) * Henry de Valence GitHub (https://github.com/hdevalence) * Penumbra Twitter (https://twitter.com/penumbrazone) * Informal Systems (https://twitter.com/informalinc) * Uniswap V3 (https://uniswap.org/blog/uniswap-v3) * IBC (https://ibcprotocol.org) * Tendermint (https://tendermint.com) * Rust (https://github.com/RustCrypto) * Github (https://github.com) * Git (https://git-scm.com) Find the Anoma Whitepaper here (https://anoma.net/papers) ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/) – has a fresh batch of open roles from ZK-focused projects. Find your next opportunity working in ZK! Today's episode is sponsored by Aleo (https://www.aleo.org/). Aleo is a new Layer-1 blockchain that achieves the programmability of Ethereum, the privacy of Zcash, and the scalability of a rollup. If you're interested in building private applications then check out Aleo's programming language called Leo. Visit leo-lang.org (http://leo-lang.org) to start building. You can also join Aleo's incentivized testnet3 by downloading and running a snarkOS node. No sign-up is necessary to participate. For questions, join their Discord at aleo.org/discord (https://www.aleo.org/discord). If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
ERC-20R Reversible Ethereum Transactions

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 4:29


Stanford researchers propose reversible token transactions, Aztec Network releases a DCA bridge, Orb releases in private beta, and Blocknative releases an embeddable gas widget. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.link/signup Twitter: https://ethdaily.link/twitter Lens: https://ethdaily.link/lens

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
GitHub Unbans Tornado Cash Repositories

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 4:00


Aztec Network deploys a new subsidy contract, Flashbots publishes an MEV-Boost post-mortem, the Uniswap Foundation unveils its first grant wave recipients, and GitHub unbans Tornado Cash accounts. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.link/signup Twitter: https://ethdaily.link/twitter

Zero Knowledge
Episode 246: Adversarial Machine Learning Research with Florian Tramèr

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 66:44


This week, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Tarun (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) chat with Florian Tramèr (https://twitter.com/florian_tramer), Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich (https://ethz.ch/en.html). They discuss his earlier work on side channel attacks on privacy blockchains, as well as his academic focus on Machine Learning (ML) and adversarial research. They define some key ML terms, tease out some of the nuances of ML training and models, chat zkML and other privacy environments where ML can be trained, and look at why the security around ML will be important as these models become increasingly used in production. Here are some additional links for this episode: * Episode 228: Catch-up at DevConnect AMS with Tarun, Guillermo and Brendan (https://zeroknowledge.fm/228a/) * Florian Tramèr's Github (https://github.com/ftramer) * Florian Tramèr's Publications & Papers (https://floriantramer.com/publications/) * ETH Zurich (https://ethz.ch/en.html) * DevConnect (https://devconnect.org/) * Tarun Chritra's Github (https://github.com/pluriholonomic) * Single Secret Leader Election by Dan Boneh, Saba Eskandarian, Lucjan Hanzlik, and Nicola Greco (https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/025) * GasToken: A Journey Through Blockchain Resource Arbitrage by Tramèr, Daian, Breidenbach and Juels (https://floriantramer.com/docs/slides/CESC18gastoken.pdf) * Enter the Hydra: Towards Principled Bug Bounties and Exploit-Resistant Smart Contracts by Tramèr, Daian, Breidenbach and Juels (https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/1090) * Ronin Bridge Hack – Community Alert: Ronin Validators Compromised (https://roninblockchain.substack.com/p/community-alert-ronin-validators?s=w) * InstaHide: Instance-hiding Schemes for Private Distributed Learning, Huang et al. 2020. (https://arxiv.org/abs/2010.02772) * Is Private Learning Possible with Instance Encoding? (https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.05315) * OpenAI's GPT-3 model (https://openai.com/api/) * OpenAI's GPT-2 model (https://openai.com/blog/tags/gpt-2/) * OpenAI's GPT-2 model (https://openai.com/blog/tags/gpt-2/) * The Part-Time Parliament, Lamport, 1998. (https://lamport.azurewebsites.net/pubs/lamport-paxos.pdf) * You Autocomplete Me: Poisoning Vulnerabilities in Neural Code Completion (https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.02220) ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/) – as part of ZK Hack and powered by Polygon – a new series of educational videos that will help you get onboarded into the concepts and terms that we talk about on the ZK front. ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/) – has a fresh batch of open roles from ZK-focused projects. Find your next opportunity working in ZK! Today's episode is sponsored by Mina Protocol (https://minaprotocol.com/). With Mina's zero knowledge smart contracts – or zkApps – developers can create apps that offer privacy, security, and verifiability for your users. Head to minaprotocol.com/zkpodcast (http://minaprotocol.com/zkpodcast) to learn about their developer bootcamps and open grants. If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

On The Brink with Castle Island
Steven Goldfeder (Offchain Labs) on Building Arbitrum (EP.351)

On The Brink with Castle Island

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 48:44


Steven Goldfeder is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Offchain Labs, the team building Arbitrum. In this episode we discuss:  Steven's academic background, and his work at Princeton University.  BlockSci, an early blockchain forensics/search product that Steven co-founded.  The evolution of MPC custody and the exciting developments in that category.  The Flash Boys 2.0 paper and the current state of MEV.  Steven's views on the evolution of L1 smart contract platforms and how L2 scaling is shaping up.  The design choices and considerations that went into the choice of optimistic vs. zero-knowledge rollups on Arbitrum.  The future of ZK systems on blockchains.    To learn more about Arbitrum and follow Steven visit www.offchainlabs.com

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
OFAC Clarifies Process For Tornado Cash Withdrawals

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 4:14


OFAC updates its FAQ for Tornado Cash sanctions, Doodles raises a $54 million funding round, Cloudflare announces support for The Merge, and FranklinDAO publishes a proposal to deploy Uniswap V3 on zkSync. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.link/signup

Zero Knowledge
Episode 245: Sanctions against Tornado Cash: a Legal Perspective

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 84:00


In this episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) explores the topic of the recent OFAC sanctions against Tornado Cash with 2 interviews: One is with TuongVy Le (https://twitter.com/TuongvyLe12), Head of Regulatory and Policy at Bain Capital Crypto (https://twitter.com/baincapcrypto), who previously worked at the SEC and the other is with Michael Mosier (https://twitter.com/M_Mosier_), General Council at Espresso Systems (https://twitter.com/EspressoSys), who used to work at the Treasury, within FinCen and at OFAC itself. For some context: On August 8th 2022, OFAC, a US government department issued sanctions against Tornado Cash, a privacy protocol that uses zero knowledge proofs to provide on-chain privacy. It was the first time that OFAC had sanctioned a set of smart contracts and a decentralized entity for which there's no clear ownership. This is an event which has had a ripple effect throughout the zk ecosystem and will be the topic explored in a series with different members of the community. In these two initial interviews, Anna explores what actually happened legally, what a sanction is, what kind of a tool is this, why it may have been issued and what problem arose from the way it was issued and how this might impact future understanding of zero knowledge tech through a legal lens. _NOTE: Since our recording OFAC has released an FAQ to clarify some of the legal questions raised in our interviews: https://home.treasury.gov/taxonomy/term/1546 _ Here are some additional links for this episode: * Episode 111: Mixers with Tornado.cash (https://zeroknowledge.fm/111-2/) * Episode 166: Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburgh on regulation (https://zeroknowledge.fm/166-2/) * Episode 191: ZKPs & the Dichotomy of Privacy vs Transparency with Josh & Jill (https://zeroknowledge.fm/191-2/) * Chainanalysis: Crypto Mixer Usage Reaches All-time Highs in 2022, With Nation State Actors and Cybercriminals Contributing Significant Volume (https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/crypto-mixer-criminal-volume-2022/) * Circle and Coinbase Restrict Movement of USDC Funds From Tornado Cash Addresses Following Sanctions (https://crypto.news/circle-and-coinbase-restrict-movement-of-usdc-funds-from-tornado-cash-addresses-following-sanctions/) * Rep. Emmer demands an explanation of OFAC's Tornado Cash sanction from Sec. Yellen (https://cointelegraph.com/news/rep-emmer-demands-an-explanation-of-ofac-s-tornado-cash-sanction-from-sec-yellen) * What is OFAC? (https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/office-of-foreign-assets-control-sanctions-programs-and-information) * OFAC Press Release on Tornado Cash (https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0916) * OFAC Identifies Associated Digital Currency Addresses for the First Time (https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm556) * Treasury Sanctions Russia-Based Hydra (https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0701) * Blender.io Sanctions (https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0768#:~:text=WASHINGTON%20%E2%80%93%20Today%2C%20the%20U.S.%20Department,laundering%20of%20stolen%20virtual%20currency.) * The Bank Secrecy Act (https://www.fincen.gov/resources/statutes-and-regulations/bank-secrecy-act) * 311 Patriot Act (https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/terrorism-and-illicit-finance/311-actions) * FinCEN: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (https://www.fincen.gov/) * Application of FinCEN's Regulations to Certain Business Models Involving Convertible Virtual Currencies (https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/FinCEN%20Guidance%20CVC%20FINAL%20508.pdf) ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/) – as part of ZK Hack and powered by Polygon – a new series of educational videos that will help you get onboarded into the concepts and terms that we talk about on the ZK front. ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/) has a fresh batch of open roles from ZK-focused projects. Find your next opportunity working in ZK! Today's episode is sponsored by Polygon (https://polygon.technology/). Introducing Polygon zkEVM. Polygon's vision for zkEVM is simple: developers can deploy any Ethereum smart contract to a Layer 2 and benefit from the scaling power of ZK proofs. Public testnet is coming soon! If you'd like to learn more about Polygon zkEVM and stay updated on the latest - fill out the form here. (https://polygon.technology/buildonzkevm) If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

web3 with a16z
Ethereum, Merge and Beyond

web3 with a16z

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 100:08


with @timbeiko @tim_roughgarden @alive_eth @smc90A deep dive on all things Ethereum, which this week makes the big move to Proof of Stake in The Merge. So in this long and wide-ranging conversation with Tim Beiko -- who runs the core devs calls and Protocol Support for Ethereum Foundation -- a16z crypto head of research (Tim Roughgarden), general partner (Ali Yahya), and editor in chief (Sonal Chokshi) cover:how Ethereum got here today -- and the co-evolution of the protocol and the community;what went into The Merge -- both technical and the social processes behind the outcomes;  what changes, what doesn't;top of mind tech trends such as rollups, data availability, EVMs, and more (as well as hot topics including proposer-builder separation and others);views on token governancethe nature of distributed collaboration especially between R&D...but it's really a conversation about how innovation happens, in a decentralized way.  And what does that mean for community involvement, who participates, and how more people can participate in web3? In case you missed it, check out last week's episode for an overview of proof of stake blockchains.As a reminder, none of the following is investment, business, legal, or tax advice; please see a16z.com/disclosures for more important information, including a link to a list of our investments. "web3 with a16z" is a show about building the next generation of the internet from the team at a16z crypto; this show is for anyone seeking to understand, and go deeper, on all things crypto and web3. 

Zero Knowledge
Episode 244: Journey to Blockchain with David Tse

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 82:40


In this episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) and Guillermo (https://twitter.com/guilleangeris) chat with David Tse (https://twitter.com/dntse) about his career and research spanning from early Networking, Mobile Networking, P2P, all the way up to his work on formalizing Blockchain systems. Along the way, they touch on topics like David's paper 'The Price of Anarchy', the Prism work, his work with the Ethereum Foundation and his new project Babylon. Here are some links for this episode: * Episode 127: Consensus Algorithms & HotStuff with Ittai Abraham (https://zeroknowledge.fm/127-2/) * Episode 217: Information Theory & Blockchain with Sreeram Kannan (https://zeroknowledge.fm/217-2/) * The Price of Anarchy (https://www.mit.edu/~jnt/Papers/N-2004-PoA.pdf) * Babylon (https://www.babylon.finance/) * Prism (https://prism.ag/) * Bram Cohen's Twitter (https://twitter.com/bramcohen) * Everything is a Race and Nakamoto Always Wins (https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.10484) * Three Attacks on Proof of Stake Ethereum (https://arxiv.org/abs/2110.10086) * Ebb-and-Flow Protocols: A Resolution of the Availability-Finality Dilemma (https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.04987) * More of David Tse's Papers (https://arxiv.org/search/cs?searchtype=author&query=Tse%2C+D) * A Mathematical Theory of Communication - C. E. Shannon 1948 (https://people.math.harvard.edu/~ctm/home/text/others/shannon/entropy/entropy.pdf) * Hidden Hamiltonian Cycle Recovery via Linear Programming (https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/10.1287/opre.2019.1886) * Concentration Inequalities and Model Selection - P. Massart (http://home.ustc.edu.cn/~liweiyu/documents/Massart_Concentration_Inequalities.pdf) * John Tsitsiklis Bio (https://www.mit.edu/~jnt/home.html) * Fundamentals of Wireless Communication - David Tse 2005 (https://web.stanford.edu/~dntse/wireless_book.html) * Qualcomm Website (https://www.qualcomm.com/home) * Cosmoverse Event Link (https://cosmoverse.org/) * Devcon Event Link (https://devcon.org/) ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/) – as part of ZK Hack and powered by Polygon – a new series of educational videos that will help you get onboarded into the concepts and terms that we talk about on the ZK front. ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/) – if you are looking to find a new job, or if you are a team hiring, we have a fresh batch of open roles at ZK focused projects. This is a great place to learn about relevant projects and the types of roles they are looking for. Today's episode is sponsored by Aleo (https://aleo.org/). Aleo is a new Layer-1 blockchain that achieves the programmability of Ethereum, the privacy of Zcash, and the scalability of a rollup. If you're interested in building private applications then check out Aleo's programming language called Leo. Leo enables non-cryptographers to harness the power of ZKPs. Visit leo-lang.org (http://leo-lang.org) to start building. You can also join Aleo's incentivized testnet3 by downloading and running a snarkOS node. No sign-up is necessary to participate.For questions, join their Discord (https://aleo.org/discord). If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
Ethereum's Beacon Chain Upgrades To Bellatrix

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 4:11


Ethereum's Beacon Chain successfully upgrades to Bellatrix, Ingonyama releases a Cloud ZK toolkit, Frax Finance launches a lending market, and Coinbase proposes to custody USDC for MakerDAO. Newsletter: https://ethdaily.link/signup

Tech Path Podcast
745. Ethereum Layer-2 Major Upgrade! | Arbitrum + Offchain Labs CEO interview

Tech Path Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 35:25


Arbitrum, as of this writing, has the highest total value locked (TVL) across all Layer 2 protocols, at about $2.5 billionArbitrum, one of the leaders in Layer 2 scaling, has upgraded Arbitrum One to Arbitrum Nitro. The Nitro upgrade is expected to vastly increase network speeds and reduce transaction costs. The migration upgrade will reduce transaction costs through call data compression, increased Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) compatibility, and further advancing interoperability with Ethereum Layer 1, Arbitrum said. Over the past week, Arbitrum has also surpassed the second leading optimistic roll-up chain Optimism in daily transaction count.Guest: Steven Goldfeder, CEO of Offchain Labs

Zero Knowledge
Episode 243: Dive Back into MEV with Alex Stokes and Chris Hager

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 76:39


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) and Tarun (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) revisit the topic of MEV with Chris Hager (https://twitter.com/metachris) from Flashbots (https://docs.flashbots.net/) & Alex Stokes (https://twitter.com/ralexstokes) from the Ethereum Foundation. In this episode, they tease out more of the nuances around MEV and how the field around it has evolved in the last year or so. The team explores what the MEV space could look like after the Merge, the PBS (Proposer Builder Separation) concept, what each role in the MEV landscape will do and the MEV-Boost architecture. They also chat about using cryptographic solutions to prevent some kinds of MEV and some recent work that Tarun released on the topic of MEV, as well as future ideas around MEV aim to democratize or even share the searchers rewards. Here are some links for this episode: * Episode 168: Flashbots with Phil Daian and Stephane Gosselin (https://zeroknowledge.fm/168-2/) * Episode 188: Analyzing Osmosis & Preventing MEV with Sunny and Dev (https://zeroknowledge.fm/188-2/) * Episode 216: A Dip into the Mempool & MEV with Project Blanc (https://zeroknowledge.fm/216-2/) * Alex Stokes Blog (https://stokes.io/) * Flashbots MEV Research (https://github.com/flashbots/mev-research#mev-research) * Flashbots Github (https://github.com/flashbots/pm) * Flashbots Discord (https://discord.com/invite/7hvTycdNcK) * Flashbots Docs: New to MEV? (https://docs.flashbots.net/new-to-mev) * Flashbots Docs (https://docs.flashbots.net) * Tarun's recent work on MEV: Improving Proof of Stake Economic Security via MEV Redistribution (http://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ksk/files/MEV_Redistribution.pdf) * Here is more of Tarun's recent work: Towards a Theory of Maximal Extractable Value I: Constant Function Market Makers (https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.11835) * The Downside of Sanctioning Tornado Cash (https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/08/16/the-downside-of-sanctioning-tornado-cash/) ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/) – as part of ZK Hack and powered by Polygon – a new series of educational videos that will help you get onboarded into the concepts and terms that we talk about on the ZK front. ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/) – if you are looking to find a new job, or if you are a team hiring, we have a fresh batch of open roles at ZK focused projects. This is a great place to learn about relevant projects and the types of roles they are looking for. Today's episode is sponsored by Polygon (https://polygon.technology/). Introducing Polygon zkEVM. Polygon's vision for zkEVM is simple: developers can deploy any Ethereum smart contract to a Layer 2 and benefit from the scaling power of ZK proofs. Public testnet is coming soon! If you'd like to learn more about Polygon zkEVM and stay updated on the latest - fill out the form here. (https://polygon.technology/buildonzkevm) If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Zero Knowledge
Episode 242: Halo 2 with Daira Hopwood and Str4d

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 75:19


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) explores Halo 2 with Daira Hopwood (https://twitter.com/feministPLT) and Str4d (https://twitter.com/str4d), cryptographic engineers at Electric Coin Company. They explored what new ideas Halo introduced and how Halo 2 built on these ideas, adding optimisations such as adding Plonk-ish arithmetization to take what was a breakthrough to a production ready proving system. This episode was recorded at Zcon3 in Vegas. Here are some links for this episode: * Episode on Halo (https://zeroknowledge.fm/123-2/) * Episode recorded at Zcon0 (https://zeroknowledge.fm/32-2/) * ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/) * Episode with Sean Bowe (https://zeroknowledge.fm/76-2/) * Halo 2 explained (https://electriccoin.co/blog/explaining-halo-2/) * Justin Drake on Polynomial Commitments (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz16BURH_u8) * Str4d's talk at ZCon3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkQWubFae7Y) * Daira's talk at ZCon3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6UToqiIdeY) * Ying Tong's talk at ZCon3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJi2TT2Ahp0) * Pratyush Mishra at Zcon3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MtzoVM6e6w) * The halo2 Book: Proving System (https://zcash.github.io/halo2/design/proving-system.html) * The halo2 Book: Protocol (https://zcash.github.io/halo2/design/protocol.html) * The halo2 Book: Sinsemilla (https://zcash.github.io/halo2/design/gadgets/sinsemilla.html) Check out ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/), produced by ZK Hack (https://zkhack.dev/) & powered by Polygon (https://polygon.technology/), a weekly educational series of interviews with ZK experts on the most important concepts and building blocks in ZK. If you are looking to jump into ZK professionally, check out the ZK Jobs Board to find job posts from some of the top teams working in ZK – like Aleo, Anoma and Mina. If you're looking to hire, be sure to add your jobs as well! More at ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/). Today's episode is sponsored by Manta Network (https://www.manta.network/). Manta is the privacy hub for web3. By leveraging zero-knowledge proofs, Manta brings on-chain privacy to any crypto asset. Manta is looking for engineers passionate about cryptography and bringing convenient privacy protection to all of web3. Visit https://careers.manta.network ([https://careers.manta.network) to apply. If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Zero Knowledge
Episode 241: Deconstructing Bridges with Vaibhav Chellani

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 67:41


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) chats with Vaibhav Chellani (https://twitter.com/vaibhavchellani), a bridge builder and the co-founder of Socket (https://twitter.com/SocketDotTech). They explore what makes up the components of a bridge, the types of bridges, and then look at their framework for analysing the security trade-offs of different bridge architectures. This is an important topic, since at present, there are more and more bridges coming online to connect all the different chains together. And with these come a number of new bugs, hacks and exploits. This episode gives us an overview on how to think about bridges. Here are some links for this episode: * Episode 223: Connecting Cosmos and Ethereum with Gravity Bridge (https://zeroknowledge.fm/223-2/) * Episode 226: Interoperability with Sergey Gorbunov from Axelar (https://zeroknowledge.fm/227-2/) * Episode 229: Going Cross-Chain with Polkadot's XCM (https://zeroknowledge.fm/229-2/) * Episode 230: Designing Optimistic Interoperability with Nomad (https://zeroknowledge.fm/230-2/) * Socket (https://socket.tech/) * bungee exchange (https://bungee.exchange/) * The Bridge Risk Framework Seminar (https://youtu.be/JVNgsmEc5Lk) * Vitalik's ‘Future Multi-chain, Not Cross-chain' (https://old.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/rwojtk/ama_we_are_the_efs_research_team_pt_7_07_january/hrngyk8/) Check out ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/), produced by ZK Hack (https://zkhack.dev/) & powered by Polygon (https://polygon.technology/), a weekly educational series of interviews with ZK experts on the most important concepts and building blocks in ZK. Also, zkSummit is happening in Berlin on September 15th! Apply to attend here (https://www.zksummit.com/). If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
MakerDAO Deploys DAI Bridge For Arbitrum Nova

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 4:58


MakerDAO deploys a DAI bridge for Arbitrum Nova, Polygon Zero open-sources Plonky2, Buenos Aires plans to deploy Ethereum nodes in 2023, and zkSync reveals details about its Dynamic Fee implementation. Newsletter: ethdaily.substack.com

CoinGecko Podcast
Building Layer-2s with Erick De Moura, CEO of Cartesi - Ep. 68

CoinGecko Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 36:56


 Erick De Moura, CEO of Cartesi is here to discuss the thought process behind building Layer-2 solutions, and how the project differentiates itself from other chains by revolutionizing the coding scene for newcomers to Web3!Timestamps01:30 Intro04:54 What is Cartesi? 06:31 How does Cartesi compare to other chains 10:08 Cartesi's accessibility for people with not much coding knowledge 11:47 What separates Cartesi from other existing L2 solutions? 15:27 Cartesi's testnet timeline 17:04 Are there too many L1/ L2 solutions now? 20:55 Is Cartesi looking to partner with smart device companies to boost adoption? 23:50 Thoughts on ZK-proof 29:11 Where do you see the future for L2s? Will traditional OS's implement blockchain tech? 33:13 Additional info tidbits! Watch the Podcast on YoutubeLinks Cartesi: https://cartesi.io/ CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.com Social Media Cartesi:https://twitter.com/cartesiproject CoinGecko:https://twitter.com/coingeckohttps://www.youtube.com/c/CoinGeckoTVhttps://www.instagram.com/coingeckohttps://www.tiktok.com/@coingeckotvhttps://t.me/coingecko

Zero Knowledge
Episode 240: Composable Privacy with Manta Network

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 56:43


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Kobi (https://twitter.com/kobigurk) chat with Shumo Chu (https://twitter.com/shumochu), co-founder of Manta Network (https://twitter.com/MantaNetwork). They discuss the origin story of the project and how they aim to bring privacy to web3. They explore the unique accessibility that Polkadot parachains enable, the work they do on building ZK tooling and libraries for the general ZK community. They then take a look at their plans for a multi-asset shielded pool and the future they have planned for Manta projects and more. Here are some links for this episode: * Episode 226: Interoperability with Sergey Gorbunov from Axelar (https://zeroknowledge.fm/227-2/) * Episode 172: ZK languages with Alex Ozdemir (https://zeroknowledge.fm/172-2/) * Manta Network (https://www.manta.network/) * Manta: a Plug and Play Private DeFi Stack (https://eprint.iacr.org/2021/743) * Dolphin Testnet (https://app.dolphin.manta.network/#/transact) * ZK Garage (https://github.com/ZK-Garage) * Blog post: Enabling multi-asset privacy on Anoma (https://anoma.net/blog/enabling-multi-asset-privacy-on-anoma/) * plookup: A simplified polynomial protocol for lookup tables (https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/315.pdf) * CirC: Compiler infrastructure for proof systems, software verification, and more (https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/1586) Check out ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/), produced by ZK Hack (https://zkhack.dev/) & powered by Polygon (https://polygon.technology/), a weekly educational series of interviews with ZK experts on the most important concepts and building blocks in ZK. Today's episode is sponsored by Anoma (https://anoma.net/). Anoma is a suite of protocols that enable self-sovereign coordination. Anoma's first fractal instance, Namada, is planned for later in 2022, and it focuses on enabling shielded transfers for any assets with a few second transaction latency and near zero fees. Visit anoma.net (https://anoma.net/) to learn more! If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Web3 Academy: Exploring Utility In NFTs, DAOs, Crypto & The Metaverse
How Polygon is Scaling Ethereum and Taking on Apple | David Schwartz & Sylvia Aran Segovia @ Polygon ID & Hermez

Web3 Academy: Exploring Utility In NFTs, DAOs, Crypto & The Metaverse

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 77:41


David (Co-founder of Polygon ID) and Sylvia (Head of Business Development at Polygon ID) discuss ZK rollups, privacy, making the world better and Polygon ID's roadmap and wallet.

DeGodCast
DeGodCast Ep. 23 - The Shark of Wall Street w/ @ZK_shark

DeGodCast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 117:50


Three perspicuous pundits chop it with prestigious hedge fund founding surfer, @ZK_shark, to discuss botting on web3, the 1/1 art scene, operational security and aquatic dangers off the coast.-NFADYORMFProtect yourself and support the DeGodCast boys by using our affiliate link to purchase a Ledger: https://shop.ledger.com/?r=49e11f6b5719Follow us at @DeGodCast

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
Circle Freezes USDC Amid Tornado Cash Sanctions

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 5:08


The U.S. Treasury sanctions Tornado Cash, Circle freezes USDC on Tornado Cash tied wallets, ChainLink says they won't support ETH PoW forks, and StarkWare partners with Aspect. Newsletter: ethdaily.substack.com  

Zero Knowledge
Episode 239: IST and Designing Stablecoins in Cosmos

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 63:25


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) catches up with Zaki Manian (https://twitter.com/zmanian) from Sommelier (https://twitter.com/sommfinance) and Dean Tribble (https://twitter.com/deantribble) from Agoric (https://twitter.com/agoric). They check-in with the latest project news, recap about the UST collapse, and look into IST - Inter Stable Token - a project by the Agoric team that aims to become the Cosmos native multi collateral stablecoin. Here are some links for this episode: * Ep 218: Hardened JS and the Architecture of Agoric with Dean Tribble (https://zeroknowledge.fm/218-2/) * Ep 201: DeFi's Multichain Future with Zaki Manian from Sommelier (https://zeroknowledge.fm/episode-201-defis-tichain-future-with-zaki-manian-from-sommelier/) * Ep 174: Through the Cosmos Stargate Upgrade (https://zeroknowledge.fm/174-2/) * Ep 108: Catch up with Zaki Manian from Tendermint (https://zeroknowledge.fm/108-2/) * Inter.Trade (https://inter.trade/) * Gaunlet (https://gauntlet.network/) * Agoric (https://agoric.com/) * Agoric Signs on Gauntlet for Inter Protocol Stablecoin Risk Optimization on Cosmos (https://medium.com/gauntlet-networks/agoric-signs-on-gauntlet-for-inter-protocol-stablecoin-risk-optimization-on-cosmos-df1fe738d42f) We're excited to announce ZK Whiteboard Sessions (https://zkhack.dev/whiteboard/) – a weekly educational video series focused on the building blocks of ZK. Produced by ZK Hack (https://zkhack.dev/) and powered by Polygon (https://polygon.technology/). zkSummit 8 (https://www.zksummit.com/) is happening in Berlin on Sept 15th during Berlin Blockchain Week! Apply to attend: https://www.zksummit.com/ (https://www.zksummit.com/) Today's episode is sponsored by Aleo (https://www.aleo.org/). Aleo is a new Layer-1 blockchain – if you're building private applications then check out Aleo's programming language called Leo which enables non-cryptographers to harness the power of ZKPs. Visit leo-lang.org (https://leo-lang.org/) to start building. You can also participate in Aleo's incentivized testnet 3 by downloading and running a snarkOS node. No sign-up is necessary to participate. For questions, join their Discord at aleo.org/discord (https://discord.com/invite/aleohq) If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Crazy Wisdom
What Will Urbit Look Like in 1,000 Years? w/ Time from Uqbar

Crazy Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 65:40


An experiment I'm running to live tweet my interviews in the forms of questions: The first try is with ~timluc-miptev on Urbit He is constructing and coordinating a DAO that will be a Layer 1 that will start as a ZK roll-up in the Urbit ecosystem.     What is a program running on the Urbit operating system? What does it mean to write to the ETH blockchain? What are the main constructs in building what you are building? What will it take to build a full layer 1 on Urbit? What is the deal with hype-farming? What do you need for a full layer 1?  How do you get people on board? How do you make sure its secure? How many years does it take to build trust in an layer 1? What use cases can be solved by a layer 1? Why is Urbit the best environment for staying productive and happy as a programmer? How do you balance the money-making hype-farming with staying grounded? How do you not pump and dump? What are the hype-farming paths? What is your marketing strategy? Does Urbit have the most high end mind share like Quora did but no longer has? How can this be nurtured? What is starkware? How do you get developer mind-share in an age when the best is already post-economic? Is raising money for crypto companies better to do in a venture style as opposed to crowdfunding? How do you become an accredited investor? Who do you show the money to? What is the impact of devs being post-economic and post location? How do you do due diligence when people like being anon? Whtat is the value prop of Urbit? What is the future of gaming on Urbit? What is the difference between production programming and fun/tinkering programming? Urbit is the unifying software behind the fun factor for programmers? What is a networking operating system? What will Urbit look like in a thousand years? Behind the scenes network operating system that no one notices. Will your thing eventually work on hardware? What is it like to live in a world of bits? What is your long-term physical location ideal? Nomad? What is the main challenge of building a ZK roll-up? How does it work in ETH? How can we think about in terms of state when it comes to ETH? How do you build a small ETH program as a ZK roll up? What are the main use cases that are being created right now with ZK roll-ups? Make transactions cheaper ZK roll ups seem like strange distributed bots straight out of a Gibson Cyberpunk Novel. What is the metaverse? What will happen to real estate when crypto is fully embodied in our physical life? What does it mean to be Will-maximalist? What are the upsides to living a fully remote work life? How do you balance the upsides and downsides? What is the difference between being grounded and dependent on a physical location? What were doing in Ukraine? Why are you a Russophile? What was it like to be ungrounded quickly by war in Ukraine? How is news different when you are actually in the physical location where the news is taking place? What are input/output matches? Track what the inputs were and what they said. Test whether it turned out to be true. Say to yourself what you think is going on and test it.

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing
Tiffany & Co 30 ETH CryptoPunk Pendants

Ethereum Daily - Crypto News Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 4:32


Tiffany & Co sells NFTs to CryptoPunk owners, Ledger will become compatible with Metamask Mobile, Quadrata launches on Ethereum Mainnet, and Optimism Bedrock will support a ZK proof system. Newsletter: ethdaily.substack.com

The FTX Podcast - Builders and Innovators in the Cryptocurrency Industry
The FTX Podcast #116 - Rahul Maganti & Kaveh Aasaraai from Jump's Applied ZK and Hardware R&D Teams

The FTX Podcast - Builders and Innovators in the Cryptocurrency Industry

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 49:07


Welcome to episode 116 of the FTX Podcast featuring special guests Kaveh Aasaraai & Rahul Maganti with your host Tristan Yver!In this episode we dive back in with Jump to explore ZKs and hardware optimization! As some of you are familiar with by now: Jump Crypto is the crypto arm of Jump Trading Group that is home to builders, partners and traders working towards the next frontier in crypto infrastructure.Kaveh works at the Research Department for Jump with a Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Toronto. Kaveh's research interests include computer architecture, soft processors, low-power designs and now the utility of hardware for crypto.  Rahul is Vice President at Jump Crypto Venture and a leader on the applied ZK team.Kaveh & Rahul have found a synergistic link in working together through combining their respective strengths. An off-chance meet up at a crypto conference has set them on a path to utilize Kaveh's breadth of hardware knowledge with Rahul's groundbreaking work on ZKs. Tune in to learn how these two fields complement each other and the potential for future utility. The team over at Jump Crypto is on a mission to bring the ecosystem together through cross-chain interoperability and streamlining transactional verification proofs across blockchains. Kaveh has an extensive history working with hardware components - this is proving to be a key part to Rahul's ZK mission; as custom optimized hardware provides computational power needed to generate realtime proofs on the blockchain.

Big DREAM School - The Art, Science, and Soul of Rocking OUR World Doing Simple Things Each Day
Personal Security with Shane Trammel and Scary Phone SIM Swaps

Big DREAM School - The Art, Science, and Soul of Rocking OUR World Doing Simple Things Each Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 147:32


Do you know that your cell phone is an attack vector that can get hacked without ever leaving your pocket?  Shane Trammel of  Swan Bitcoin's Cafe Bitcoin morning show shares with us plebs how to protect yourself from SIM swaps and other best practices for keeping seed phrases and passwords secure. We also hear from several amazing Bitcoiners in this LIVE Twitter Space who share EPIC security tips and tools.  Follow Shane here: youtube.com/shanetrammel  Here are some amazing Bitcoiners who helped with the show: https://twitter.com/SimplestBTCBook https://twitter.com/Nate_Hudson_ https://twitter.com/Coincologist https://twitter.com/ezebit2 https://twitter.com/ZK_shark https://twitter.com/KeePass https://twitter.com/BTCsessions https://twitter.com/IBEXpay https://twitter.com/IBEX_mercado https://twitter.com/Yubico https://twitter.com/Authy

Tech Path Podcast
692. Huge Ethereum Layer-2 Upgrades Soon | Polygon + Lido Analysis

Tech Path Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 35:31


This has been an undoubtedly massive week for Polygon (MATIC). After the Polygon + Disney news, Polygon hyped up the release of the "biggest ZK announcement of the year" happening tomorrow with the release of zkEVM which will enable a massive scaling solution to Ethereum ecosystem. Meanwhile, Lido Finance, a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol and third-party staking pool operator for Ethereum (ETH) 2.0, aims to expand services across various Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) scaling solutions. Is Ethereum ready to explode even before ETH 2.0?~This episode is sponsored by Bybit & iTrust Capital~Receive up to a $500 Bonus upon depositing & signing up to Bybit.Join Now! - https://bit.ly/ByBitPBN2iTrustCapital | Get $100 Funding Reward + No Monthly Fees when you sign up using our custom link! ➜ https://bit.ly/iTrustPaul

Zero Knowledge
Episode 238: Aurora and Near with Alex and Illia

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 76:30


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) talks with Illia (https://twitter.com/ilblackdragon) from Near (https://twitter.com/NEARProtocol) and Alex (https://twitter.com/alexauroradev) from Aurora (https://twitter.com/auroraisnear) about the work they did that lead them to the Near ecosystem and what the connection is between the Aurora project and Near. They also cover what's new at Near since the last time Illia and Anna spoke, Aurora+, the Rainbow Bridge, and future plans with Near's sharding system. Here are some links for this episode: * Ep 91: Near Protocol's focus on UX (https://zeroknowledge.fm/91-2/) * Ep 157: Illia Polosukhin on the development and launch of NEAR protocol (https://zeroknowledge.fm/157-2/) * Cross Chain Series - Interview with Anna and Aurora (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFudk4Hr5IQ) * SputnikVM (https://github.com/aurora-is-near/sputnikvm) * Near Bridge (https://near.org/bridge/) * Near Joins Multichain to Bring More Cross Chain (https://near.org/blog/near-joins-multichain-to-bring-more-cross-chain-ca) * Electron Labs (https://electronlabs.org/) Check out the Zero Knowledge Podcast Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) to stay up-to-date on all the ZK-focused channels and events in our ecosystem. Today's episode is sponsored by Anoma (https://anoma.net/) Anoma is a suite of protocols that enable self-sovereign coordination. Their unique architecture facilitates the simplest forms of economic coordination such as two parties transferring an asset to each other. As well as more sophisticated ones like an asset agnostic bartering system involving multiple parties without direct “coincidence of wants." Anoma first fractal instance, Namada is planned for later in 2022, and it focuses on enabling shielded transfers for any assets with a few second transaction latency and near zero fees. Visit Anoma (https://anoma.net/) to learn more! If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Zero Knowledge
Episode 237: Exploring ZK Research with Jens Groth

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 66:47


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) and Kobi (https://twitter.com/kobigurk) chat with guest Jens Groth (https://twitter.com/JensGroth3), Director of Research at DFINITY (https://twitter.com/dfinity) and previously a professor in the Department of Computer Science at UCL. Jens Groth is a leading ZK researcher and is behind a number of advances in the field of ZK in the last few years such as the popular proving system Groth16. The conversation covers his earlier career, the cryptographic problems he tackled in his research, how he solved these, the results of this work as well as his move from research into industry and what he works on today. Here are some links for this episode: * Episode 232: Cutting Edge ZK Research with Mary Maller (https://zeroknowledge.fm/232-2/) * Jens Groth's research (http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/j.groth/) * Efficient Zero-Knowledge Argument for Correctness of a Shuffle (https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-29011-4_17) * Subversion-zero-knowledge SNARKs GGPR (https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/587) * DFINITY (https://dfinity.org) * Internet Computer Protocol (https://internetcomputer.org/) Check out the Zero Knowledge Podcast linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) to stay up-to-date on all the ZK-focused channels and events in our ecosystem Today's episode is sponsored by Anoma (https://anoma.net/) Anoma is a suite of protocols that enable self-sovereign coordination. Their unique architecture facilitates efficiently the simplest forms of economic coordination such as two parties transferring an asset to each other. As well as more sophisticated ones like an asset agnostic bartering system involving multiple parties without direct “coincidence of wants”; or even more complex ones such as “N-party” collective commitments to solve multipolar traps – where any interaction can be performed with adjustable zero-knowledge privacy. Visit Anoma (https://anoma.net/) to learn more! If you like what we do: * Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) * Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) * Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) * Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) * Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) * Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

Zero Knowledge
Episode 236: Aztec Connect and Private DeFi with Charlie and Joe

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 68:18


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) checks in with Aztec, a ZK-based privacy L2 project. She speaks with Joe Andrews (https://twitter.com/jaosef) and Lead Engineer, Charles Julian. They discuss some of the team's most important ZK research and implementations such as Plonk and how bringing privacy to Ethereum could truly change the way we do DeFi. They also discuss Aztec Connect and how it relates to zk.money (https://zk.money/), the Aztec roadmap with future projects like DSL Noir and Aztec 3, as well as a quick postmortem on the halted Aztec Connect launch. Here are some links for this episode: * Ep 176: Zk-zk-rollup & zk.money with Zac and Joe from Aztec (https://zeroknowledge.fm/176-2/) * Ep 75: Exploring Aztec with Zac Williamson (https://zeroknowledge.fm/75-2/) * Ep 232: Cutting Edge ZK Research with Mary Maller (https://zeroknowledge.fm/232-2/) * AZTEC Trusted Setup (https://ignition.aztecprotocol.com/) * PLONK: Permutations over Lagrange-bases for Oecumenical Noninteractive arguments of Knowledge (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/953) * AztecProtocol/barretenberg: C++ elliptic curve library | GitHub (https://github.com/AztecProtocol/barretenberg) * AztecProtocol/aztec-connect-bridges | GitHub (https://github.com/AztecProtocol/aztec-connect-bridges) If you are looking to jump into ZK professionally, check out the ZK Jobs board to find job posts from some of the top teams working in ZK – like Aleo, Anoma and Mina. If you're looking to hire, be sure to add your jobs as well! More at ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/). Today's episode is sponsored by Aleo (https://www.aleo.org/). Aleo is a new Layer-1 blockchain that achieves the programmability of Ethereum, the privacy of Zcash, and the scalability of a rollup. If you're building private applications - then check out Aleo's programming language called Leo which enables non-cryptographers to harness the power of ZKPs. Visit leo-lang.org to start building. You can also participate in Aleo's incentivized testnet3 by downloading and running a snarkOS node. No sign-up is necessary to participate. For questions, join their Discord at aleo.org/discord (aleo.org/discord) If you like what we do: Find all our links here! (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)