March 10, 2020

Is zk-SNARK the Key? Horizen Labs CEO Rob Viglione Explains Zero Knowledge Proofs, Sidechain Tech, and Horizen's Masternode Market Growth

Is zk-SNARK the Key? Horizen Labs CEO Rob Viglione Explains Zero Knowledge Proofs, Sidechain Tech, and Horizen's Masternode Market Growth

Rob Viglione and Charlie Shrem discuss Rob's move to Puerto Rico, Act 22, the launch of ZenCash, Horizen's sidechain technology and how it could be used to get other blockchains all working together.


Rob Viglione, Cofounder and CEO of Horizen Labs, joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. They start by discussing Rob's move to Puerto Rico, Act 22, and Panama's history as a haven for Bitcoin pioneers. Rob and Charlie discuss the launch of ZenCash in 2017 as well as Zendoo, a current sidechain project. Charlie asks about Rob's doctoral thesis, based on Bitcoin, which leads the discussion to governance in an increasingly digital world. Rob talks about the 51% attack on ZenCash and what positive improvements came about because of it, the optional privacy feature of Zcash and ZenCash, and rebranding to Horizen. Charlie and Rob discuss Rob's military service and the talk turns to tribal thinking and voting. They continue on to the masternode industry and how ZenCash was able to garner a sizeable chunk of it. They finish up discussing Horizen's sidechain technology and how it could be used to get other blockchains all working together.

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