This week, Anna chats with Mihailo Bjelic one of the co-founders of Polygon. Mihailo takes us through the evolution of Polygon and how the promise of web3 has led them to betting big on ZK-focused technologies. We learn about their approach to the two main challenges within their mission to scaling Ethereum – security and data availability; and how their suite of products aims to tackle these. Lastly, we hear about what’s next on the Polygon roadmap to onboarding the first billion to Ethereum – for the products themselves and the ecosystem as a whole.
Here are some links for the episode:
- Episode 194: zkEVM with Jordi & David from Hermez
- Episode 210: The Road to STARKs and Miden with Bobbin Threadbare
- Polygon’s scaling solutions
- The Data Availability Problem
- The Polygon Thesis: Strategic Focus on ZK Technology as the Next Major Chapter for Polygon; $1B Treasury Allocation
- ZKVerse: Polygon’s Zero Knowledge Strategy Explained
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Today’s episode is sponsored by Least Authority.
Least Authority has been making advancements in the ZK space since 2013. This year, they will release the MoonMath Manual, a beginners guide to zk-SNARKs. The manual is designed to enable an audience with only minimal cryptography and programming experience to implement complex, real-world zk-building blocks.
Least Authority has also published a white paper on Zero Knowledge Access Passes or ZKAPs. This privacy-enhancing technology enables users to access services without revealing personal information to the service provider. They are implementing ZKAPs in PrivateStorage, their soon to be released cloud storage service.
To learn more about Least Authority and the upcoming MoonMath Manual visit leastauthority.com.
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