In this week’s episode, Anna and Tarun chat with Pramod Viswanath, Professor of Engineering at Princeton and co-founder of Witness Chain.
They discuss Pramod’s early work on wireless networks and how this type of research was brought to market at the time. They also cover topics such as the introduction of adversarial thinking into his research, his move over to blockchain, how the incentives of blockchain could be used within the wireless industry, and Pramod’s new project Witness Chain, which aims to reshape the wireless industry.
Here are some additional links for this episode:
- Episode 244: Journey to Blockchain with David Tse
- Episode 217: Information Theory & Blockchain with Sreeram Kannan
- Everything is a race and Nakamoto always wins
- Fundamentals of Wireless Communication by Tse and Viswanath, 2005
- Dandelion: Redesigning the Bitcoin Network for Anonymity by Venkatakrishnan, Fanti and Viswanath, 2017
- Blockchains at Princeton Class
- Join the ZK HACK III – kick off event here
- Join the ZK HACK Discord
Check out the Aleo repo here
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