Web3 Innovators

Why Zero Knowledge Rollups are the Future of Ethereum

September 27, 2023 Conor Svensson Season 7 Episode 9
Web3 Innovators
Why Zero Knowledge Rollups are the Future of Ethereum
Show Notes

In this episode of Web3 Innovators, host Conor Svensson explores Declan Fox's remarkable journey from driverless cars at Jaguar Land Rover to his role as product lead at Linear, an Ethereum Layer 2 network. Declan shares his motivation for entering the blockchain world, emphasising its potential to empower users and reshape industries. The conversation highlights Linear's zero-knowledge-based EVM roll-ups, solving enterprise challenges and transforming blockchain scalability and privacy.

Key Moments:

  • Declan's journey from driverless cars to blockchain, driven by the transformative potential of technology.
  • Initial interest in using blockchain for distributed systems in autonomous vehicles.
  • Transition to blockchain, inspired by ICOs and Ethereum smart contracts.
  • Blockchain's role in streamlining enterprise operations, particularly in supply chain management.
  • Layer 2 roll-ups as a game-changing solution, combining public blockchain benefits with privacy and control.

Standout Quotes:

  •  "My drive comes from the possibilities of technology, bringing sovereignty to users, and reshaping our world."
  •  "We've divided roll-ups into modules, handling databases off-chain on layer two while inheriting Ethereum's consensus and data guarantees."

Contact Declan Fox: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn
Declan is a founding member and Product Lead of Linea, the zkEVM rollup by ConsenSys. Previously Senior Product Manager for ConsenSys Rollups, delivering partially anonymous zero knowledge rollups, as well as proof of authority rollups, to enterprise customers. Prior to ConsenSys, built various DApps across the Ethereum ecosystem since 2017 including a tokenization engine for issuing and managing tokens representing real world assets onchain.

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