Episode 190: The Why & How of Privacy for DAOs

This week, Anna chats with John Light and Samuel JJ Gosling, two passionate privacy advocates and DAO thinkers. This topic was brought up in a recent zkSessions focused on Privacy in NFTs and DAOs spurring a deeper dive into the subject.

John brings his past experience at Aragon, and now Sovryn, to discuss what is a DAO and what are its needs in privacy and collusion protection. Samuel brings the on the ground view from his involvement in Tornado governance and current work with MACI.

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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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