Ian and Jacob, Secret Nodes & Privacy


January 14th, 2021

50 mins 45 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode we talk to Ian and Jacob, the founders of secretnodes.org and the puzzle report explorer for Secret network, a Cosmos-SDK blockchain with privacy-preserving smart contracts.

The Secret Nodes project was established in 2018, we're a grassroots organization that believes society is facing a fork in the road in regards to privacy, security, data rights and their trend towards further degradation. Its aim is to be a refuge at this impasse, and are committed to supporting the enigma ecosystem by helping to empower its stakeholders.

The puzzle report is an open source blockchain explorer made by the Secret Nodes project and, currently, support Enigma, Kamut and Secret.

The Secret Network is a blockchain with privacy-preserving smart contracts. That means applications built on Secret can utilize encrypted data without revealing it to anyone, even the nodes in the network.

We spoke to Ian and Jacob, top validators on the Secret Network, about privacy, its importance in blockchain. The good, the bad and the ugly of privacy and what the lack of privacy may lead to. We talked about privacy controversies in regard to the “old” days of blockchain, such as, premises and hidden dev taxes. Spoke about what privacy means to various people and its various interpretations. Ian and Jacob revealed who their privacy gurus are and, of course, what are Secret Nodes are all about. We also mention the puzzle report explorer and the importance of building communities. Finally, we talked about the decentralization of POS stakes and touched the subject of fundamental flaw with relation to POS economies.

The projects that have been mentioned in this episode:

| Tendermint | Cosmos | Secret Network | Secret Nodes | Puzzle report explorer | Enigma | Secret Network Discord | Etherscan | Into the block | Big dipper | Orchid | Tor | Bitcoin | Ethereum | Enigma forums |

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