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Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging decentralised web and the community building this. Covering the latest in zero knowledge research and applications, the open web as well as future technologies and paradigms that promise to change the way we interact — and transact — with one another online.
Zero Knowledge is hosted by Anna Rose
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Zero Knowledge is a podcast which goes deep into the tech that will power the emerging decentralised web and the community building this. Covering the latest in zero knowledge research and applications, the open web as well as future technologies and paradigms that promise to change the way we interact — and transact — with one another online.
Zero Knowledge is hosted by Anna Rose
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    Episode 247: Exploring Penumbra with Henry de Valence

    Episode 247: Exploring Penumbra with Henry de Valence

    In this week’s episode, Anna and Guillermo catch up with Henry de Valence from Penumbra. 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
    Henry de Valence GitHub
    Penumbra Twitter
    Informal Systems
    Uniswap V3
    IBC
    Tendermint
    Rust
    Github
    Git




    Find the Anoma Whitepaper here




    ZK Jobs Board – 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.


    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 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.




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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 246: Adversarial Machine Learning Research with Florian Tramèr

    Episode 246: Adversarial Machine Learning Research with Florian Tramèr

    This week, Anna and Tarun chat with Florian Tramèr, Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich. 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
    Florian Tramèr’s Github
    Florian Tramèr’s Publications & Papers
    ETH Zurich
    Single Secret Leader Election by Dan Boneh, Saba Eskandarian, Lucjan Hanzlik, and Nicola Greco
    GasToken: A Journey Through Blockchain Resource Arbitrage by Tramèr, Daian, Breidenbach and Juels
    Enter the Hydra: Towards Principled Bug Bounties and Exploit-Resistant Smart Contracts by Tramèr, Daian, Breidenbach and Juels
    Ronin Bridge Hack – Community Alert: Ronin Validators Compromised
    InstaHide: Instance-hiding Schemes for Private Distributed Learning, Huang et al. 2020.
    Is Private Learning Possible with Instance Encoding?
    OpenAI's GPT-3 model
    OpenAI's GPT-2 model
    OpenAI's GPT-2 model
    The Part-Time Parliament, Lamport, 1998.
    You Autocomplete Me: Poisoning Vulnerabilities in Neural Code Completion




    ZK Whiteboard Sessions – 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 – 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.


    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 to learn about their developer bootcamps and open grants.




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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 245: Sanctions against Tornado Cash: a Legal Perspective

    Episode 245: Sanctions against Tornado Cash: a Legal Perspective

    In this episode, Anna explores the topic of the recent OFAC sanctions against Tornado Cash with 2 interviews: One is with TuongVy Le, Head of Regulatory and Policy at Bain Capital Crypto, who previously worked at the SEC and the other is with Michael Mosier, General Council at Espresso Systems, 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
    Episode 166: Coin Center’s Peter Van Valkenburgh on regulation
    Episode 191: ZKPs & the Dichotomy of Privacy vs Transparency with Josh & Jill
    Chainanalysis: Crypto Mixer Usage Reaches All-time Highs in 2022, With Nation State Actors and Cybercriminals Contributing Significant Volume
    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
    What is OFAC?
    OFAC Press Release on Tornado Cash
    OFAC Identifies Associated Digital Currency Addresses for the First Time
    Treasury Sanctions Russia-Based Hydra
    Blender.io Sanctions
    The Bank Secrecy Act
    311 Patriot Act
    FinCEN: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
    Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to Certain Business Models Involving Convertible Virtual Currencies




    ZK Whiteboard Sessions – 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 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.


    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.




    If you like what we do:



    Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 244: Journey to Blockchain with David Tse

    Episode 244: Journey to Blockchain with David Tse

    In this episode, Anna and Guillermo chat with David Tse 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 'The Price of Anarchy', David’s Prism work, his work with the Ethereum Foundation and his new project Babylon.


    Here are some links for this episode:



    Episode 217: Information Theory & Blockchain with Sreeram Kannan
    The Price of Anarchy
    Babylon
    Prism
    Bram Cohen’s Twitter
    Everything is a Race and Nakamoto Always Wins
    Three Attacks on Proof of Stake Ethereum
    Ebb-and-Flow Protocols: A Resolution of the Availability-Finality Dilemma
    More of David Tse's Papers
    A Mathematical Theory of Communication - C. E. Shannon 1948
    Hidden Hamiltonian Cycle Recovery via Linear Programming
    Concentration Inequalities and Model Selection - P. Massart
    John Tsitsiklis Bio
    Fundamentals of Wireless Communication - David Tse 2005
    Qualcomm Website
    Cosmoverse Event Link
    Devcon Event Link




    ZK Whiteboard Sessions – 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 – 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.


    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 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.




    If you like what we do:



    Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree
    Subscribe to our podcast newsletter
    Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm
    Join us on Telegram
    Catch us on Youtube
    Head to the ZK Community Forum
    Support our Gitcoin Grant

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 243: Dive Back into MEV with Alex Stokes and Chris Hager

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

    In this week's episode, Anna and Tarun revisit the topic of MEV with Chris Hager from Flashbots & Alex Stokes 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
    Episode 188: Analyzing Osmosis & Preventing MEV with Sunny and Dev
    Episode 216: A Dip into the Mempool & MEV with Project Blanc
    Alex Stokes Blog
    Flashbots MEV Research
    Flashbots Github
    Flashbots Discord
    Flashbots Docs: New to MEV?
    Flashbots Docs
    Tarun’s recent work on MEV: Improving Proof of Stake Economic Security via MEV Redistribution
    Here is more of Tarun's recent work: Towards a Theory of Maximal Extractable Value I: Constant Function Market Makers
    The Downside of Sanctioning Tornado Cash




    ZK Whiteboard Sessions – 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 – 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.


    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.




    If you like what we do:



    Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree
    Subscribe to our podcast newsletter
    Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm
    Join us on Telegram
    Catch us on Youtube
    Head to the ZK Community Forum
    Support our Gitcoin Grant

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 242: Halo 2 with Daira Hopwood and Str4d

    Episode 242: Halo 2 with Daira Hopwood and Str4d

    In this week’s episode, Anna explores Halo 2 with Daira Hopwood and 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
    Episode recorded at Zcon0
    ZK Whiteboard Sessions
    Episode with Sean Bowe
    Halo 2 explained
    Justin Drake on Polynomial Commitments
    Str4d’s talk at ZCon3
    Daira’s talk at ZCon3
    Ying Tong’s talk at ZCon3
    Pratyush Mishra at Zcon3
    The halo2 Book: Proving System
    The halo2 Book: Protocol
    The halo2 Book: Sinsemilla




    Check out ZK Whiteboard Sessions, produced by ZK Hack & powered by Polygon, 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.




    Today’s episode is sponsored by 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
    Subscribe to our podcast newsletter
    Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm
    Join us on Telegram
    Catch us on Youtube
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    Support our Gitcoin Grant

    • 1 hr 15 min

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