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In this podcast, hosts Vikram Ramakrishnan and Faizaan Shamsi, partners at the software consultancy QuantLayer, talk to investors and builders of the cryptocurrency arena. We discuss how industry participants think about crypto assets, how they uncover fraud in the market, and which technologies will turn the budding, nascent crypto space into the revolutionary powerhouse early market participants had hoped for.

Apr 9, 2019

We spoke with Edison Lim, Application Lead at Zilliqa about their protocol. We consider Zilliqa’s approach to scaling and energy usage. We discuss their proof of work consensus model for miner verification, and their approach to sharded consensus groups. We take a technical look at their smart contract language Scilla and its roots in OCaml, and why formal verification is important.


  • What Zilliqa is
  • On smart contract language
  • Different consensus mechanism
  • What problems are they solving
  • Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance
  • What their consensus model is
  • Types of business or markets that benefit from their solution


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For Developers - Zilliqa -
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