Episode 153: Monsters in the Mempool with Dan Robinson from Paradigm
10/28/2020
In this week’s episode, we chat with Dan Robinson, a Research Partner at Paradigm (https://www.paradigm.xyz/). We talk about the world of crypto VC and revisit of the topic of the Ethereum mempool. We then hear Dan's story about how he and some colleagues tried to save a transaction from the monsters that lurk in the mempool as told in his blog post entitled “Ethereum is a Dark Forest”. For some background, here are some links: Ep 44: Blockchain 101: Transaction lifecycle & the mempool (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/44) Ethereum is a Dark Forest By Dan Robinson and Georgios Konstantopoulos (https://medium.com/@danrobinson/ethereum-is-a-dark-forest-ecc5f0505dff) Escaping the Dark Forest by SamCZSun (https://samczsun.com/escaping-the-dark-forest/) Ep 141: ZK & Games: Dark Forest with Brian Gu (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/141) Thanks to our sponsor Least Authority (https://leastauthority.com/). Least Authority is a security consulting company known for their dedication to pushing the limits on how to build privacy-respecting solutions. They are a team of security researchers, open source developers, privacy advocates, cryptographers who specialize in security audits, design specification reviews, and security-by-design. Known for security audits like the Eth 2.0 Specification, Protocol Lab's Gossipsub Protocol, Atomex Library, Wallet and Smart Contracts for Tezos Foundation, Blockstack's Investor Wallet, Centrifuge Tinlake 3.0 and more, the Least Authority team is passionate about advancing the security of projects in the blockchain, cryptocurrency and DeFi space. If you are looking to further improve the security of your protocol and its use of cryptography, email Least Authority at contactus@leastauthority.com (mailto:contactus@leastauthority.com) to book a no-obligations consultation appointment. Thanks again Least Authority (https://leastauthority.com/) If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm -https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm Join us on Telegram -https://t.me/joinchat/B81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA Catch us on Youtube -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuMg Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit -https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant -https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2 Support us on the ZKPatreon -https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ

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