Hashing It Out #37 - Base Zero - Matt Zimmerman and Ken Sedgwick


Managing crypto keys is difficult enough for private holders, but when managing large portfolios of cryptocurrency assets on an institutional level, the risk surface increases tremendously. Base Zero has devised a suite of tools to manage multisignature signing over an air-gapped signing device and a sharded backup system to ensure security for large organizations. This unique approach enables these institutions to mitigate risk associated with large fund transfers without any one single person being able to compromise the system and with highly secured disaster recovery.


  • https://medium.com/base-zero/the-state-of-security-5667048d3923
  • Whitepaper
  • Matt Zimmerman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdzin/
  • Ken Sedgwick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-sedgwick-83541/

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Episode 31 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #31: Pokt Network - Michael O'Rourke & Luis C. de Leon

This episode features Michael O'Rourke (CEO) and Luis C. de Leon (CTO) of Pocket. Pocket is a chain-agnostic decentralized AWS for blockchain full nodes. In a world where full nodes become more expensive to run, Pokt aims to have people host their nodes in their network by registering it with their Proof of Stake blockchain. Using Pokt tokens, someone can rent usage of the full node, using the node's stake as a guarantee of availability, removing the concern of maintaining one's own hardware (virtual or otherwise) to create a decentralized application.

Episode 30 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #30: CyberMiles - Michael Yuan

On this episode, we have the extreme pleasure of interviewing Michael Yuan, Chief Scientist at CyberMiles. CyberMiles is building a blockchain platform targeted for e-commerce with those concerns in mind. Using a fork of Ethereum and the Ethereum toolsets, CyberMiles has an upgraded EVM with support for extended and extensible opcodes and a dPoS consensus system for validators to stake into the network. Their research is pushing the limits of what the existing technology can do, and they have some amazing progress in proving alternative systems for developing blockchain. Michael is a very exceptional scientists in this space, and he and Collin had a great conversation, not just about CyberMiles, but the space in general.


https://www.cybermiles.io https://github.com/cybermileshttps://twitter.com/juntao https://medium.com/@michaelyuan_88928

Episode 29 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #29: Universal Logins - Alex van de Sande

Alex va de Sande is a UX designer and developer for the Ethereum foundation who has come up with a new, clean way to provide universal login capability to any decentralized application. Using a combination of standards such as ERC725 identity contracts and his proposed ERC1077 and ERC1078, he has created a way to login across any application using a single login mechanism. We go over his system, his views on the challenges behind adoption that UX can solve, and the future of DApps as they begin implementing standards such as universal logins.

Links https://universallogin.io/ https://twitter.com/avsa https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/blob/master/EIPS/eip-1078.mdhttps://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/blob/master/EIPS/eip-1077.md

Episode 28 · 2 years ago

Hashing It Out #28: Panvala - Niran Babalola

So you have a decentralize app you want to use... how do you know its smart contracts are safe? That's where Panvala comes in! Using their system you can certify the security and authenticity of your smart contracts and obtain a mark in proof of this certification. On this episode we talk with its co-founder, Niran Babalola, about their smart contract registry and certification system. We learn of its process, development, and larger implications. We learn what it takes to get from zero to one in a project that requires community participation to improve the certification process.

Links https://www.panvala.com/ https://twitter.com/niran