Season 3

Episode 27

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On Chain Privacy

Mon May 08 2023





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On Chain Privacy

It all started for Elena when she attended a dining event where the only topic was ETH. As an experienced engineer, not knowing what was being discussed got her interested, which led to her first ETH hackathon where she had her first contact with some big names broadening her horizons. From then on, being a blockchain evangelist, her interest in privacy and zkRollups led her to found Iron Fish, an encrypted end-to-end decentralized open-source L1.

00:00 to 10:17 - Who’s Elena

10:17 to 16:30 - Privacy

16:30 to 23:02 - Can we still have privacy?

23:02 to 31:05 - Privacy Ownership

31:05 to 32:40 - zkProofs

32:40 to 35:40 - Ironfish

35:40 to 39:32 - PoW

39:32 to 42:57 - Incentivization

42:57 to 45:58 - VC’s

45:58 to 56:10 - Tokens

56:10 to 60:15 - Interacting and Use Cases

60:15 to 61:36 - Token-Gated Cryptography

61:36 to 68:48 - Compliance

68:48 to 73:10 - Rounding Off


Ethereum: a decentralized blockchain platform designed for creating smart contracts and decentralized applications.

Metamask: a popular cryptocurrency wallet that allows users to store, manage and interact with Ethereum-based dApps directly from their web browser.

Solidity: a programming language used to write smart contracts on the Ethereum network.

Smart contract: self-executing code on the blockchain that automatically enforces the rules and regulations of an agreement or contract between parties.

zK-Proofs: Zero-Knowledge Proofs, a cryptographic method that allows one party to prove to another that a statement is true without revealing any information beyond the statement itself.

ERC-721: a non-fungible token (NFT) standard on the Ethereum network, which allows unique digital assets to be created and traded on the blockchain.

L1: Layer 1, refers to the base layer of a blockchain, which handles the core functionalities and security of the network.

Miners: nodes on a blockchain network that perform the computational work required to validate and confirm transactions and add new blocks to the blockchain.

Validators: nodes on a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain network that are responsible for validating and verifying transactions and adding new blocks to the blockchain.

Nodes: individual computers or devices that participate in a blockchain network and maintain a copy of the blockchain ledger.

Cosmos: a decentralized network of independent blockchains that can interoperate with each other.

Near: a blockchain platform designed for creating decentralized applications with a focus on usability and scalability.

Mina: a lightweight, carbon-neutral blockchain that uses a novel consensus mechanism called Snark-based Proof-of-Stake (SPoS).

Solana: a high-performance blockchain platform that can process thousands of transactions per second.

Stellar: a decentralized payment network designed for fast and low-cost cross-border transactions.

ERC-20: a token standard on the Ethereum network that defines a set of rules for creating fungible tokens that can be traded on the blockchain.

Stable coins: cryptocurrencies that are designed to maintain a stable value, often pegged to a fiat currency or commodity, in order to reduce volatility and facilitate their use in everyday transactions.

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