54 minutes | May 12, 2021

Episode 180: dYdX’s Antonio Juliano on using STARKs for scalability

This week, Anna and James chat with Antonio Juliano, founder of dYdX, a derivatives exchange on Ethereum that recently transitioned to a StarkEx-powered L2 infrastructure. Antonio brings a product-centric perspective to using scalability tech. He explains the choice of going for StarkWare’s products and how it compares to other layer ones or rollups. The conversation delves into questions like dYdX’s position in the decentralization spectrum, how that is going to change in the future, and what the L2 solution enables on the product side. Here are some links for this episode: StarkWare’s docs on the StarkEx technology adopted by dYdX dYdX’s FAQ on major features and decisions in the platform. Validium with DeversiFi & Starkware Zero Knowledge episode 138 Loopring with Matt & Brecht, Zero Knowledge episode 161 Unwrapping Optimism with Ben and Mark, Zero Knowledge episode 177. The next zkSessions focused on ZK Languages is happening on May 19 at 6 PM CET / 9AM PT! Signup on Hopin now - https://hopin.com/events/zksessions-the-zk-languages-showdown The second ZK Jobs Fair happens on May 19 8 PM CET / 11AM PT - Apply here if you are actively looking for a new role and only want to attend this! And for all job listings, check out the ZK Jobs Board for open positions. Thanks to this week’s sponsor, Least Authority Least Authority is a leader in the security of distributed systems. They provide security consulting services, develop open source products and contribute to the advancement of learning and research in the field. Signup for Least Authority’s newsletter to be notified on the release of the ZKAPs Whitepaper, PrivateStorage, security audit reports, job openings and more. Visit https://leastauthority.com/newsletter to join the mailing list. If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm Join us on Telegram Catch us on Youtube Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant Support us on the ZKPatreon Donate through coinbase.commerce Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
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