Episode 149: CryptoKitties, Dapper Labs and Flow with Dieter Shirley

In this week's episode, we chat with Dieter Shirley, CTO Dapper Labs, Chief Architect of Flow Blockchain, and co-creator of CryptoKitties. We go back to look at the history of CryptoKitties, the NFT standard, what pushed Dapper Labs to build their own blockchain, how Flow works and what’s next.

Here are a few useful links:
The Path to an ERC standard where we look at the path to the ERC721 standard as an example.
DapperLabs Coinlist sale
Dieter's talk on Verifier’s Dilemma at Ready Layer One – subject we touched on briefly in our talk


Thanks to this week’s sponsor Aleo

Aleo is the first platform for fully private applications. It uses blockchain and zero-knowledge cryptography to deliver a web experience that is both personal and private. With Aleo, developers can write private applications, without a background in blockchains or expertise in cryptography.

Aleo has released Developer Preview I, an early peek at what the future of the web will look like. The release introduces a new programming language called Leo, a new community-driven package manager for Leo, and a new development environment or IDE called Aleo Studio.

We recently had Howard Wu, a co-founder of Aleo, on the show for an interview – you can find that episode here. Learn more about Aleo at https://aleo.org/

Thanks again Aleo!


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