Episode 59: STARKs & StarkWare with Eli and Alessandro

In this week's episode, we catch up with Eli Ben-Sasson and Alessandro Chiesa from StarkWare Industries. We talk about their longstanding academic work in theoretic & applied cryptography, how StarkWare came to be, the emergence of zkSNARKs and zkSTARKs, some of the differences between these different zero knowledge systems, dive into the specific features of STARKs (!) and what's coming next in the space.

For some background on the topics we cover in this episode, please check out the other episodes in our ZK Series

Here are a few papers we mentioned in the talk:
Zero coin: http://zerocoin.org/media/pdf/ZerocoinOakland.pdf
Zero cash: http://zerocash-project.org/paper

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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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