This week, Anna and Josh chat with Jill Gunter (nèe Carlson), a well-known investor and crypto advocate, to dive deep into the eternal dilemma of privacy vs. transparency and how ZKPs can finally give us the tools to be more nuanced about our society’s approach to privacy.
Starting from Jill’s background as a bond trader on Wall Street, the conversation quickly shifts into how the need for transparency in the financial system and the ability to root out bad actors clashes with the need to maintain individual privacy. This topic touches aspects such as crypto & DeFi privacy, how regulation may be applied to them, and why ZKPs and their power of selective disclosure can change the paradigm of privacy.
Here are some links for this episode:
- Josh Cincinnati on Zcash, governance and leaving the Zcash Foundation, Zero Knowledge Episode 143
- The Why & How of Privacy for DAOs, Zero Knowledge Episode 190
- Analyzing Osmosis & Preventing MEV with Sunny and Dev, Zero Knowledge Episode 188
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