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Tom Pocock & Zac Williamson: AZTEC Protocol – Bringing Zero-Knowledge Transactions to Ethereum

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AZTEC Protocol is a protocol that enables private transactions on Ethereum. At its core, AZTEC is an Ethereum contract, otherwise known as the AZTEC Cryptography Engine. The protocol uses a zero-knowledge proof system, allowing users to effectively create shielded representations of tokens, which can then be sent and redeemed for the underlying token. CEO and CTO, Tom Pocock and Zac Williamson have plans to build AZTEC into a fully functional DeFi stack with which all kinds of trades, swaps, and financial operations will be possible, with privacy.Topics covered in this episode:How Tom and Zac met and founded AZTEC ProtocolWhat AZTEC is and what problem is solvesHow AZTEC enabled transactions work in practice from a user perspectiveThe challenges of making DeFi systems like MakerDAO fully privateHow ERC-20 tokens could be issued as private tokensThe AZTEC trusted setup ignition ceremonyZKPs for privacy vs scaling solutionsGrowing the privacy ecosystem and getting people excited about privacyThe security guarantees of using AZTEC and other ZKP systemsEpisode links: AZTEC ProtocolAZTEC Protocol - SDKAZTEC Protocol - research papersAZTEC Protocol TwitterTom Walton-Pocock TwitterZac Williamson TwitterReset EverythingSponsors: Least Authority: Register for Security Sessions on April 30th to learn about security audits for your blockchain project - https://leastauthority.com/meetupStatus: A multi-purpose communication tool that combines a peer-to-peer messenger, secure crypto wallet, and web3 browser - https://status.im/This episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture & Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/335


14 Apr 2020

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#19 Thomas Walton-Pocock, CEO of Aztec Protocol: The Need for Financial Privacy

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Thomas and Tomer discuss the importance of financial privacy, the distinction between open and visible blockchain, the different types of privacy users and businesses need, and the network effects of Ethereum. Plus, Thomas reveals how his background in shadow banking led him to start Aztec, shares his vision for programmable privacy and confidential transactions, and details his top three tips for fundraising that helped him raise capital from industry heavyweights such as Coinbase and ConsenSys. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favorite podcast app Leave a review Share the show on social media with your friends and family LISTEN TO THE BLOCKCHAIN VC PODCAST: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Google Podcasts Youtube Stitcher Show website FOLLOW TOMER ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter Medium blog

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2 Mar 2020

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EthHub Weekly #99: Marketing Ethereum, ETH futures soon, Aztec Protocol on mainnet, Maple introduces undercollateralized loans, 0x liquidity aggregator, ETH miners accumulating and Vitalik's review of Gitcoin CLR Round 4

Into the Ether

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss efforts to market Ethereum and ETH, CFTC Chairman hints at ETH futures on the horizon, privacy protocol Aztec goes live on mainnet, Maple introduces undercollateralized loans, 0x launches a liquidity aggregator, ETH miners seem to be accumulating ETH and Vitalik’s review of Gitcoin CLR Round 4.


4 Feb 2020

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EthHub Weekly #96: New EthHub pages, NBA player tokenizing his contract, Eth2 Phase 0 spec ready for audit, Aztec protocol ready for launch, Aave protocol hits mainnet and eth2 blog posts

Into the Ether

On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we discuss new EthHub pages and bounties, NBA player Spencer Dinwiddie tokenizing his contract on Ethereum, Ethereum 2.0 Phase 0 spec is ready for audit, Aztec protocol completes ignition scenario and is ready for mainnet, Aave protocol launches and a summary of good eth2 blog posts.


14 Jan 2020

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AZTEC Protocol: Bringing Privacy to Ethereum

Into the Ether

This week, Tom Pocock and Zac Williamson of AZTEC protocol join the podcast to discuss how they are bringing privacy to the Ethereum main chain. AZTEC is an on chain privacy protocol for Ethereum which enables efficient zero knowledge transactions. The protocol is just weeks away from a launch on mainnet which will start to enable users to have zero-knowledge (private) tokens such as Dai as well as enable dapp developers to create private applications. Privacy is a must for the future of Ethereum and this is a great conversation around the important topic. Get on the email list at ethhub.substack.com


2 Oct 2019