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OH007 – Raiden

Augusto from Raiden Network core team, explains Raiden Network: extension to Ethereum which scales-out asset transfer capacity.

Hosted by  Dirk Jaeckel & Ksenya


OH006 – Zcash

In this episode Dirk Jaeckel & Ksenya  discuss zcash with Zooko. Unfortunately, Zooko’s voice was not recorded properly. We are sorry and will prevent this in the future.

Zcash dev wiki https://github.com/zcash/zcash/wiki/specification, a repo https://github.com/zcash/zcash and a user guide https://github.com/zcash/zcash/wiki/1.0-User-Guide

To get your head around zero knowledge proofs and zcash even better we also recommend two episodes recorded by our fellow podcasters Meher & Brian from a different podcast Epicenter: Ep116 with professor Eli Ben-Sasson and Ep122 with Zooko

Here is the paper that we mention “How to explain Zero-Knowledge Protocols to your children

Towards the middle of the podcast we talk about a practical way of making a nice and useful zcash node, which we intend to make IRL and will shortly publish some basic specs for it.

For the latest updates, you can check Oktahedron on Twitter and feel free to ping any questions to  Dirk Jäckel & Ksenya.

OH002 – Total Functional Programming

In this episode we are joined by Jack Pettersson.
We discuss computational models and how they relate to blockchains.
Do we want Turing-completeness, or is a weaker model more suitable?
Would a dumber (not a Turing complete) language would make smart contracts smarter (easily verifiable)? We talk about total functional languages and alternatives to accounts-based model. Should we look at the blockchain as a pure data store, possibly equipped with primitives such as map/reduce or similar?