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Episode 76: Sean Bowe on SNARKs, Trusted Setups & Elliptic Curve Cryptography

May 8th, 2019  •  1 hr 31 mins  •  Download (62.8 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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In this week’s episode, we welcome special guest Sean Bowe. Sean is a Zcash Company engineer and the author of the Sprout and Sapling Zcash trusted set ups and much of the underlying cryptography of the protocol. We had a chance to chat about his history, what got him into the topic, some of the joys & challenges to working with SNARKs, and what ideas are inspiring him.