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One promising technology that has emerged in the blockchain space is zero-knowledge proofs (ZK-proofs), which many claim can be a game-changer for blockchain tech and how smart contracts are implemented.
Zero Barriers is a special six-part series launched in the first week of July on the Decentralize with Cointelegraph podcast to explore this innovative technology. In the fourth episode, Andrew Fenton, managing editor of Cointelegraph Magazine, sits down with some of the individuals behind ZK-rollups to talk about how these solutions have developed and changed the blockchain space over the past few years.
This episode features Eli Ben-Sasson, a co-founder and chief architect of StarkWare, who has been at the forefront of the technology since validity proofs were an abstract theoretical concept to StarkNet’s superfast Quantum Leap upgrade.
Alongside him is Cem Dagdelen, co-founder of Giza, a company seeking to bridge artificial intelligence (AI) and ZK tech. Together they take a trip back to the old days and explain how ZK-supercharged smart contracts can combine with other emerging technologies, such as AI. The episode is co-hosted by Nathan Jeffay from StarkWare.
The first three episodes of the series included discussions around the scalability of the Ethereum network to run the world’s financial system, the pain points of blockchain technology and how blockchain tech has impacted various sectors worldwide. In the first episode, Ben-Sasson and StarkWare CEO Uri Kolodny explore the future of Ethereum and why they believe in the success of blockchain technology.
The second and third episodes feature Avihu Levy from StarkWare and Motty Lavie of Braavos Wallet, as well as David Lavecky from Canvas, and StarkWare’s Louis Guthmann, who discussed the aches and pains that blockchain technology aims to resolve in the near future.
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