Episode 162: Year end and end of an era with Anna & Fredrik
12/30/2020
This week, Anna and Fredrik do a look back at 2020 and chat about some of their favourite ZKPodcast episodes and themes from this past year. This is also a notable episode, as it will be Fredrik's last as a regular co-host. And so they also take this time to reminisce and look back over 3 years of the Zero Knowledge Podcast and share some thoughts on how the space has developed. Some of the 2020 episodes discussed: * ZK & Games: Dark Forest with Brian Gu (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/141) * Isogenies with Luca De Feo (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/117) * ZKPs in Ethereum with Vitalik Buterin & Justin Drake (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/120) * Consensus Algorithms & HotStuff with Ittai Abraham (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/127) * Proof of Necessary Work with Akis Kattis (NYU) (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/131) * Trusted Setup Ceremonies Explored (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/133) * A Tale of Sushi(Swap) with Tarun, Hasu and Anna - Part1 (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/148) * Josh Cincinnati on Zcash, governance and leaving the Zcash Foundation (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/143) Some of the projects that had previously been on the zkPodcast that launched or were announced this year: Zk-projects: * Hermez Network (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/145) * Aleo (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/144) * MACI (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/159) * DeversiFi (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/138) * Loopring (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/161) L1s: * Polkadot (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/46) * Near (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/157) * Filecoin (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/106) * Nucypher (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/63) 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. Given that privacy is at the core of their work and mission, least authority recognizes the importance of privacy in DeFi and other decentralizing technologies and the role it plays in preserving balance of power. Join their mailing list to connect and stay informed on the latest in Least Authority security audit reports, upcoming events, open source contributions and product development initiatives. Subscribe at leastauthority.com/newsletter (https://leastauthority.com/newsletter/) If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA) Catch us on Youtube -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g 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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