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Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging decentralised web and the community building this. The podcast is made for fellow developers and people looking to educate themselves on the inner workings of the space.
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Zero Knowledge Fredrik Harrysson, Anna Rose

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Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging decentralised web and the community building this. The podcast is made for fellow developers and people looking to educate themselves on the inner workings of the space.
We are non-speculative and focus on the tech.
Zero Knowledge is hosted by Anna Rose and Fredrik Harrysson. Our views do not come from nor represent our companies.
Follow us at @fredhrson (https://twitter.com/fredhrson) & @AnnaRRose (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose)
If you like the Zero Knowledge Podcast:
Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm)
Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA)
Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)
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    Episode 116: zkSync and Redshift: Matter Labs update

    Episode 116: zkSync and Redshift: Matter Labs update

    In this week's episode of the podcast, we catch up with Alex Glukowski of Matter Labs to hear about zkSync, the latest iteration of their zkRollup implementation built to be a scaling and privacy engine for Ethereum. We also touch on the Redshift protocol, a new transparent zkSNARK system that emerged as a result of work on this system.


    Here are a few links that we mention:
    Previous episode on Matter Labs
    ZkSync and Redshift
    REDSHIFT: Transparent SNARKs from List Polynomial Commitment IOPs
    Hotstuff paper




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    • 56 min
    Episode 115: Zkps & interoperability: IBC context with Chris Goes

    Episode 115: Zkps & interoperability: IBC context with Chris Goes

    In this week’s episode, we catch up with Christopher Goes, IBC Lead at Tendermint. We learn a bit more about the Cosmos Network ecosystem and his work on IBC. We then focus in on how he is thinking about zero knowledge proofs in the context of IBC like-interoperability constructions. We explore some of the ways in which zkps could be incorporated into different schemes for interoperability - including bridging, lightclient constructions, validity proofs and more.


    We mention the following episodes on Cosmos:
    Light Clients and ZKPs with Celo
    Diving into Cosmos with Sunny




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    Episode 114: Exploring the Fractal transparent SNARK construction

    Episode 114: Exploring the Fractal transparent SNARK construction

    This week, we explore the Fractal transparent SNARK construction with its authors Dev Ojha and Nick Spooner - both students of Alessandro Chiesa at UC Berkeley. We explore how Fractal works, how it improves on some of the earlier work on Sonic and Marlin, how it borrows from but differentiates itself from STARKs, as well as what they discovered while working on this paper about recursive SNARKs and what makes that property possible.


    Here is some of the material we touch on:
    Fractal Paper
    Ariel Gabizon's episode
    Eli Ben-sasson's episode
    Marlin Paper
    Digging into recursive snarks
    Latest recursive SNARKitecture with Izaak Meckler from O(1)Labs




    Thank you to this week's sponsor Trail of Bits


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    To learn more about this vulnerability and the Trail of Bits exploit, please check out this recent blog post entitled: Exploiting the Windows CryptoAPI Vulnerability. Also keep an eye on the ToB blog for security news and explanation pieces like this one.


    Thanks again Trail of Bits




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    • 50 min
    Episode 113: Latest recursive SNARKitecture with Izaak Meckler from O(1)Labs

    Episode 113: Latest recursive SNARKitecture with Izaak Meckler from O(1)Labs

    In this week’s episode, we catch up with Izaak Meckler from 0(1) Labs to talk about launching a recursive snark based incentivised test net, a recap of recursive SNARKs, updates on the working SNARKitecture, and a look at what's next for the project. We also touch on some new use-cases and ideas for how zkps may be a component in making computer programmes potentially more accountable to their users.


    Please listen to our earlier episode with Izaak and Evan to get a full picture of 0(1)Labs and the Coda project


    Here are a few of the other projects we mentioned!
    ZEXE
    Marlin
    Fractal
    Notes from the SNARKoconomicon at the zkSummit




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    • 51 min
    Episode 112: Dive into Plonk!

    Episode 112: Dive into Plonk!

    In this week’s episode, we learn more about Plonk with Ariel Gabizon and Zac Williamson from Aztec. PLONK is a recent highly efficient, universal SNARK construction. We explore what distinguishes Plonk from some other other new constructions including their focus on Lagrange-bases to deconstruct complex problem statements into simple polynomial identities.


    This episode goes very deep and so we do recommend you check out a few of previous episodes to help you follow along! All mentioned can be found here along with the other deep zk-topic episodes: https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/zkseries


    Here is Justin Drake Polynomial commitment schemes study club video, as well as videos from the zkSummit on Marlin and Supersonics


    Ariel also mentions the [Bayer groth permutation argument](www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/J.Groth/MinimalShuffle.pdf) which influenced their work.




    Thanks to this week's sponsor Nucypher!


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    If you are interested, be sure to pre-register now. Keep an eye on their blog for launch date, structure, and prize details. All winners will need to complete KYC/AML. Please go to [nucypher.com](nucypher.com) to sign up.


    Thanks again Nucypher for sponsoring our show!




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    • 55 min
    Episode 111: Mixers with Tornado.cash

    Episode 111: Mixers with Tornado.cash

    In this week’s episode, we chat with the Roman Storm and Roman Semanov from Tornado.cash all about mixers. We explore what they are used for and how they work, how Zero Knowledge can be incorporated to provide more privacy, what the challenges are and what the future holds for the Tornado.Cash project.


    Here are some episodes or resources we mention:
    https://tornado.cash/
    https://medium.com/@tornado.cash/tornado-cash-version-2-has-been-released-8c739d3706df
    https://github.com/tornadocash
    https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/50 (Episode with Zooko)




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    • 1 hr 1 min

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