This week, Anna speaks with Dankrad Feist, a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation. They talk about the future of the ETH client infrastructure, the merge, the difference between merkle trees and verkle tries, and more. They also explore how concepts that originated in the ZK research space have made their way into the ETH client stack.
Here are some links for this episode:
- Episode 120: ZKPs in Ethereum with Vitalik Buterin & Justin Drake
- Episode 187: The Evolution of ETH 2.0 with Teku’s Ben Edgington
- Dankrad’s website
- “Why it’s so important to go stateless” by Dankrad Feist
- Verkle Tree Summary from Vitalik and Dankard
- PEEPanEIP #46: Verkle tries for Ethereum state with Dankrad Feist
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