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Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi) goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

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Sep 20, 2022

Most wouldn’t be comfortable with broadcasting their daily lives to the entire world - but that’s what happening with the transparent nature of blockchains


Founders of Aztec Network believe that privacy is a fundamental human right and that crypto-users should have easy and cheap access to privacy.


Today, Co-Founder Joe Andrews and Head of Growth Jon Wu from Aztec shares with us:

  • Use-cases for privacy beyond illegal activities
  • Achieving privacy as a default option
  • Regulatory landscape for on-chain privacy


Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.

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(00:00:00) – Introduction

(00:03:45) – Why is privacy important to people

(00:09:28) – What exactly is Aztec

(00:15:12) – Like a VPN for Ethereum Network

(00:21:56) – Achieving low transactions cost & privacy

(00:24:27) – Aztec versus other privacy protocols

(00:29:30) – Regulatory risk for users on Aztec

(00:36:52) – Making it difficult for illicit activities

(00:38:43) – Paths to preserving privacy vs remaining compliant

(00:44:42) – Use-cases of on-chain privacy

(00:47:44) – Are users liable for violating sanctions by using Aztec

(00:51:17) – Convincing developers to build using Aztec’s Noir


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