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Episode 74: Blockchain 101: Randomness and Random Beacons with Justin Drake Zero Knowledge

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In this week's episode, we sit down with Justin Drake, researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, to discuss randomness in blockchain, how it can be created and what adversarial models exist. We also discuss the random beacon and how that concept has evolved in the development of ETH2.0


Our initial definition of randomness in cryptography comes largely from this article by cloudflare: https://blog.cloudflare.com/randomness-101-lavarand-in-production/


Check out Justin Drake's DevCon 4 talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqL_cMlPjOI with the slides https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VKBMcEMaY6PQjDJK4yAFtxn0vD41eYXW05YA3vdTBsI/edit.


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In this week's episode, we sit down with Justin Drake, researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, to discuss randomness in blockchain, how it can be created and what adversarial models exist. We also discuss the random beacon and how that concept has evolved in the development of ETH2.0


Our initial definition of randomness in cryptography comes largely from this article by cloudflare: https://blog.cloudflare.com/randomness-101-lavarand-in-production/


Check out Justin Drake's DevCon 4 talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqL_cMlPjOI with the slides https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VKBMcEMaY6PQjDJK4yAFtxn0vD41eYXW05YA3vdTBsI/edit.


Explore vdfresearch.org for more on the topic of VDF




If you like what we do:
Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm
Join us on Telegram - https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA
Support our Gitcoin Grant - https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast
Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge
Or directly here:
ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a
BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz
ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ

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