Episode 44: Blockchain 101: Transaction lifecycle & the mempool

In this episode, we are joined by Tomasz Drwięga, a Core Developer at Parity Technologies, to discuss the lifecycle of a transaction on the Ethereum network and how the mempool works.

We will be covering the following topics:

  • What a mempool/transaction queue/transaction pool is.
  • How a transaction reaches a mempool and what the mempool does with it.
  • Looking at what causes the CPU increase and delays in the network.
  • What happens when a transaction gets stuck.
  • Gossip.
  • The security properties of the mempool.
  • What a network attack could look like.

Here are some additional links and ressources if you want to dig deeper.

Previous Episodes

Episode 197: WalletConnect & the DApp/Wallet connection with Pedro Gomes

This week, Anna chats with Pedro Gomes, Founder of WalletConnect, about how wallets and DApps traditionally interact and the journey to WalletConnect and WalletConnect 2.0. Pedro shares the ideas behind the new WalletConnect 2.0 development and his thoughts on what role the project will play in a Multi-Chain future.

Episode 196: Mixnets, Activism and Privacy with Nym’s Harry Halpin

This week, Anna chats with Harry Halpin, CEO of the Nym project, about a variety of topics related to privacy, politics and the need to build censorship-resistant systems. Harry talks about his early involvement in cryptography and his changing perspectives on capitalism as a tool for good. He shares how Nym aims to protect blockchain transactions from network-based deanonymization attacks.

Zero Knowledge Podcast (finally) has a real website!

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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