Episode 189: Digging into Mining with Kristy-Leigh Minehan

This week, Anna chats with Kristy-Leigh Minehan, a crypto and mining veteran primarily known for developing the ProgPow hashing algorithm. She offers a unique and in-depth perspective into the world of Proof of Work mining, starting from the early days of Bitcoin and moving into the first Bitcoin ASICs, the Ethereum GPU mining era, all the way to the present day of staking dominance.

Some of these stories come from Kristy’s direct involvement in Genesis Mining, Core Scientific, ProgPow and her connection to the Ethereum mining community, which helps shed light on what miners will do after the Merge.

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The next ZK Jobs Fair is coming up on July 29th! The fair is made for people who are looking to join some of the top teams in this space, and it’s an amazing opportunity to get to know them up close and personal in a fun virtual environment.

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Also, don’t forget to check out the ZK Jobs board, a curated list of job opportunities updated each month: https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/zkjobsboard

Finally, if you’re a competent Dev Ops engineer, make sure to check out the ZKV’s listing.


Thank you to this week’s sponsor, EY Blockchain!

EY is one of the founding members of the Baseline Protocol group, an industry-wide open source initiative to build privacy tools and scalability technologies that make it easy and secure for enterprises to do business with each other on the public Ethereum blockchain.
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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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