Episode 125: Mixnets and privacy technology with Claudia Diaz from Nym

In this episode, Anna catches up with Claudia Diaz, professor at KU Leuven and the Chief Science Officer at Nym Technology to learn about mixnets, the history of privacy technology and how there may be some opportunities for new privacy tech to emerge in this post-pandemic world.

Here is the contact tracing project that Claudia highlights in the episode:
Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing
Analysis of DP3T


A big thank you to this week's sponsor Aztec!

Aztec makes private transactions easy for developers via its Privacy SDK, which removes the complexities of ZK proofs and note management. With Aztec network, you can build custom private assets as well as shields for ERC-20s. The team is now developing the ZK² Rollup, upgrade for this network, which adds ID privacy and improves throughput. Here is a blog post about it. Learn more at aztecprotocol.com or email hello@aztecprotocol.com for API keys. You can also find them on Twitter or [Telegram](t.me/aztecprotocol).


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Episode 197: WalletConnect & the DApp/Wallet connection with Pedro Gomes

This week, Anna chats with Pedro Gomes, Founder of WalletConnect, about how wallets and DApps traditionally interact and the journey to WalletConnect and WalletConnect 2.0. Pedro shares the ideas behind the new WalletConnect 2.0 development and his thoughts on what role the project will play in a Multi-Chain future.

Episode 196: Mixnets, Activism and Privacy with Nym’s Harry Halpin

This week, Anna chats with Harry Halpin, CEO of the Nym project, about a variety of topics related to privacy, politics and the need to build censorship-resistant systems. Harry talks about his early involvement in cryptography and his changing perspectives on capitalism as a tool for good. He shares how Nym aims to protect blockchain transactions from network-based deanonymization attacks.

Zero Knowledge Podcast (finally) has a real website!

No full episode this week, but we just wanted to let you know about the new zeroknowledge.fm website. Finally, we have a site that brings together all the different parts of the ZK Community: podcast episodes, upcoming and past events, blog, social channels and more.

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