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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
Follow the show at @ZeroKnowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) or @AnnaRRose (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose)
If you like the Zero Knowledge Podcast:
Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/TORo7aknkYNLHmCM)
Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/38/zero-knowledge-podcast)
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Or directly here:
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    Episode 327: Proof Aggregation with Shumo and Yi from NEBRA

    Episode 327: Proof Aggregation with Shumo and Yi from NEBRA

    Summary

    In this week’s episode Anna chats with Shumo and Yi from NEBRA. They discuss the high price of putting ZKPs on-chain before diving into NEBRA’s proposed solution to mitigating this, their Universal Proof Aggregation product. They cover what it takes to incorporate extra pricing systems into NEBRA UPA as well as the benefits that these systems will bring, how developers are meant to interact with them, and future integrations to enable seamless cross-zkRollup applications. The group round off by discussing prover marketplaces, verification aggregation systems, and the design space that this all opens up.





    Here’s some additional links for this episode:



    NEBRA
    NEBRA UPA Demo
    NEBRA Docs
    UPA Gas Costs by NEBRA
    MIT Bitcoin Club
    fflonK: a Fast-Fourier inspired verifier efficient version of PlonK by Gabizon and Williamson
    UniPlonK: PlonK with Universal Verifier by Chu, Gomes, Iglesias, Norton and Tebbs
    Hyle
    Aligned Layer





    The Web3 Summit is back!

    The next edition will be happening in Berlin from Aug 19-21! You can head over to web3summit.com to apply, learn more and grab your tickets today.





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    Aleo is a new Layer-1 blockchain that achieves the programmability of Ethereum, the privacy of Zcash, and the scalability of a rollup.


    As Aleo is gearing up for their mainnet launch in Q1, this is an invitation to be part of a transformational ZK journey.


    Dive deeper and discover more about Aleo at http://aleo.org/





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    • 51 min
    Bonus: ZK Hack Montreal!

    Bonus: ZK Hack Montreal!

    There is no episode this week, but wanted to highlight the upcoming ZK Hack Montreal event, happening Aug 9-11 2024. This is the 4th IRL zk-focused hackathon produced by ZK Hack. Apply now to attend ZK Hack Montreal as a hacker and jump into zk.


    https://www.zkmontreal.com/


    Find out more about ZK Hack as well at https://zkhack.dev/

    • 1 min
    Episode 326: MPC & ZK in Ligero and Ligetron

    Episode 326: MPC & ZK in Ligero and Ligetron

    Summary

    In this week’s episode Anna and Kobi chat with Muthu Venkitasubramaniam and Carmit Hazay from Ligero. They discuss their work on MPC and ZK for the last 20 years and how the research has evolved. They then dive into a nuanced conversation on how MPC & ZK are interrelated. The discuss Ligero, what led to the project and the early phases, as well as the new Ligetron system and how they plan on getting this technology into the wild.





    Here’s some additional links for this episode:



    Ligero
    Ligero: Lightweight Sublinear Arguments Without a Trusted Setup by Ames, Hazay, Ishai and Venkitasubramaniam
    Ligetron by Ligero
    Ligetron: Lightweight Scalable End-to-End Zero-Knowledge Proofs. Post-Quantum ZK-SNARKs on a Browser by Wang, Hazay and Venkitasubramaniam

    ℓ-Diversity: Privacy Beyond k-Anonymity by Machanavajjhala, Gehrke, Kifer and Venkitasubramaniam
    Efficient RSA Key Generation and Threshold Paillier in the Two-Party Setting by Hazay, Mikkelsen, Rabin, Toft and Nicolosi
    MeshCal.com
    Zero-Knowledge from Secure Multiparty Computation by Ishai, Kushilevitz, Ostrovsky and Sahai
    Introduction to MPC-in-the-Head by Carmit Hazay
    ZKBoo: Faster Zero-Knowledge for Boolean Circuits by Giacomelli, Madsen and Orlandi
    Episode 322: Definitions, Security and Sumcheck in ZK Systems with Justin Thaler
    Communication complexity of secure computation by Franklin and Yung





    ZK Hack Montreal has been announced for Aug 9 - 11! Apply to join the hackathon here.





    Aleo is a new Layer-1 blockchain that achieves the programmability of Ethereum, the privacy of Zcash, and the scalability of a rollup.


    As Aleo is gearing up for their mainnet launch in Q1, this is an invitation to be part of a transformational ZK journey.


    Dive deeper and discover more about Aleo at http://aleo.org/





    If you like what we do:



    Find all our links here! @ZeroKnowledge | Linktree
    Subscribe to our podcast newsletter
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 325: Web Proofs with Tracy from Pluto

    Episode 325: Web Proofs with Tracy from Pluto

    Summary

    In this week’s episode Anna chats with Tracy Livengood, co-founder of Pluto; an applied cryptography org building developer tools which add verifiable data from web data to an on-chain application, using ZK.


    They discuss Tracy’s move from being an engineer in Web2, what prompted his move into the decentralized web and how he eventually found his way into the ZK space. He shares the concept of ‘Web Proofs’, and how Pluto can use some of the TLSNotary stack to bring private web data into on-chain applications as well as a future tool set he hopes to develop with the project.





    Here’s some additional links for this episode:



    Pluto.xyz
    Pluto Telegram Channel
    Docs.Pluto.xyz
    0xParc
    Signal vs. Noise: How LLMs Broke the Internet and How ZK Proofs Are Going to Fix It by Tracy Livengood





    Sign up for zkMesh here!





    Gevulot is the first decentralized proving layer. With Gevulot, users can generate and verify proofs using any proof system, for any use case.


    Gevulot is offering priority access to ZK Podcast listeners, register on gevulot.com and write “Zk Podcast” in the note field of the registration form!





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    • 59 min
    Episode 324: Discovering New Elliptic Curves with Antonio Sanso and Youssef El Housni

    Episode 324: Discovering New Elliptic Curves with Antonio Sanso and Youssef El Housni

    Summary

    This week, Anna and Nico catch up with Antonio Sanso, Researcher at the Ethereum Foundation and Youssef El Housni, Engineer at ConsenSys and builder of Linea.


    They discuss Antonio and Youssef’s new work, Families of prime-order endomorphism-equipped embedded curves on pairing-friendly curves and dive into Elliptic Curve cryptography, Bandersnatch and Verkle Tries amongst much more, before dissecting what terms in the title of this paper truly mean. After getting into the weeds of cryptographic technicalities, the group explores where this work could be used and what it would enable.





    Here’s some additional links for this episode:




    zkSummit: A new optimized elliptic curve for one layer proof composition - Youssef El Housni (EY)
    ZK7: Pairings in a SNARK - Youssef El Housni - ConsenSys
    ZK Study Club - ZEXE reading pt 1 (of 3)
    ZK Study Club - ZEXE reading pt 2 (of 3)
    ZK Study Club - ZEXE reading pt 3 (of 3)
    Introducing Bandersnatch: a fast elliptic curve built over the BLS12-381 scalar field by Masson and Sanso
    Verifiable Delay Functions from Supersingular Isogenies and Pairings by De Feo, Masson, Petit and Sanso
    Episode 117: Isogenies with Luca De Feo

    Families of prime-order endomorphism-equipped embedded curves on pairing-friendly curves
    C∅C∅: A Framework for Building Composable Zero-Knowledge Proofs by Kosba, Zhao, Miller, Qian, Chan, Papamanthou, Pass, Shelat and Shi
    Constructing Elliptic Curves with Prescribed Embedding Degrees by Barreto, Lynn and Scott
    Welcome/Opening + Invited Talk by Nadia Heninger (PKC 2024)
    SafeCurves: choosing safe curves for elliptic-curve cryptography





    Check out the latest jobs in ZK at the ZK Podcast Jobs Board.





    The next ZK Hack IRL is happening May 17-19 in Kraków, there’s still time to join at zkkrakow.com.





    Namada is the shielded asset hub rewarding you to protect the multichain.


    Built to give you full control over sharing your personal information, Namada brings data protection to existing assets, applications, and networks. Namada ends the era of transparency by default, enabling shielded transfers and shielded cross-chain actions to protect your data even when interacting with transparent chains.


    Learn more and follow Namada mainnet launch at namada.net.





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    • 52 min
    Episode 323: The Role of Reth with Georgios

    Episode 323: The Role of Reth with Georgios

    Summary

    This week, Anna and Tarun catch up with Georgios Konstantopoulos, CTO of Paradigm and long-standing friend of the ZK Pod!


    First they cover the work Georgios has been doing since he last appeared on the show, covering everything from updates on Foundry to the more recent work on Reth. They then dig into what makes it different, what inspires its design, where it is heading and the eventual end goals of the project. They also chat about the general client node landscape, from the ETH 2.0 research days to present day, before diving into discussing different clients from different teams, how this diversity can protect a chain and how each client can differ.





    Here’s some additional links for this episode:



    Georgios’ GitHub
    Introducing Reth by Paradigm
    Reth GitHub
    Episode 224: Foundry with Georgios Konstantopoulos
    Loom Network
    CryptoZombies
    Geth: Ethereum
    Full BSC Node Guide: How to Run BNB Smart Chain Nodes
    GitHub: flashbots:mev-geth
    Arbitrum
    The Definitive Guide to Sequencing by James Prestwich
    Verkle Trees for Statelessness





    Check out the latest jobs in ZK at the ZK Podcast Jobs Board.





    The next ZK Hack IRL is happening May 17-19 in Kraków, apply to join now at zkkrakow.com.





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    deploy to the Mina blockchain.


    After 2 years and 70,000 downloads, o1js v1 is the enterprise-grade
    Typescript zkDSL the community has been waiting for.


    Are you ready to build the next killer zkApp? Then visit o1js.org and get started today.





    Aleo is a new Layer-1 blockchain that achieves the programmability of Ethereum, the privacy of Zcash, and the scalability of a rollup.


    As Aleo is gearing up for their mainnet launch in Q1, this is an invitation to be part of a transformational ZK journey.


    Dive deeper and discover more about Aleo at http://aleo.org/





    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

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

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90 Ratings

90 Ratings

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A must-listen!

Zero Knowledge has quickly become a favorite in my feed! No matter the topic, you’re guaranteed to learn something every time you listen - can’t recommend this podcast enough! 🙌

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Best technical podcast in the space

I consistently listen to ~8 podcasts in the cryptocurrency space, and this one remains the best for anyone with a computer science background. I think the more-accessible news-covering space has become over saturated and this podcast’s a breath of fresh air for the ones who wanna go deeper. Always worth the time

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