The Metavise Podcast

27. Harmony's Leo Chen on Solving the Scalability Problem, Zero Knowledge Proofs, and more...

My guest today is Leo Chen, he’s the VP of Engineering at Harmony, a layer-1 blockchain that uses proof of stake and sharding to achieve scalability, security, and decentralization.

My guest today is Leo Chen, he’s the VP of Engineering at Harmony, a layer-1 blockchain that uses proof of stake and sharding to achieve scalability, security, and decentralization.

In this conversation, we unpack:

  • Leo Chen’s work history and why he chose to leave the comfort of Amazon in 2018 to work in web3 before it was cool to do so
  • How Harmony supports cheaper transaction fees and faster transaction speeds
  • How Harmony thinks about security
  • Zero-Knowledge (ZK) Proofs - what they are and why they’re important
  • Axie Infinity’s RONIN bridge hack
  • LooksRare and how web3 represents a paradigm shift when it comes to customer acquisition and marketing
  • Interoperability of NFT transactions across platforms
  • ZK University and the learn-to-earn model
  • What Ethereum moving to proof of stake and sharding means for scalable solutions such as Harmony
  • Harmony’s application ecosystem
  • Harmony’s $300M ecosystem fund
  • Harmony’s roadmap

This conversation was effectively a super technical person schooling a not-so technical, but curious person, in the inner workings of Harmony’s protocol, which should make for an educational listen, especially for the non-technical folks listening to this.

With that, I bring you the one and only, Leo Chen.

Show Notes:

  1. Web: www.harmony.one
  2. ZK University: https://zku.one
  3. NFTKEY: https://nftkey.app
  4. MAD | NFT: https://madnfts.io
  5. $300M Harmony grants: https://open.harmony.one/300m-on-bounties-grants-daos
  6. Leo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/leo_hao  
  7. Harmony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmonyprotocol

METAVISE: www.metavise.io

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