Crypto Clarified: A Deep Dive into Privacy and Scalability with Jill Gunter of Espresso Systems

Benjamin Dean

June 7, 2023

Benjamin is a Director in the Digital Assets team for WisdomTree. He focuses on overall digital asset strategy, research and external relations. Prior to joining the company Ben was Cyber Catastrophe Lead at Hiscox Insurance Group. His prior work experience covered the opportunities and risks presented by emerging technologies for organisations including the OECD and the European Parliament. 
 Ben was a Fellow for Cybersecurity and received a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He also graduated with honours from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences.

Invest in the Truth by checking out this new episode of Crypto Clarified.

In the ever-evolving world of crypto, it is crucial to stay informed about the latest developments, challenges, and solutions shaping the future of this dynamic landscape. Crypto Clarified, hosted by our insightful and knowledgeable host, Benjamin Dean is joined by special guest Jill Gunter who serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Espresso Systems.

About Jill

Jill Gunter is co-founder of Espresso Systems, a company focused on privacy and decentralization in the crypto space. Gunter, a former crypto investor at Slow Ventures, teamed up with a group of collaborators from Stanford who have worked on other high-profile web3 projects, including the anonymity-focused Monero blockchain and BitTorrent co-founder Bram Cohen’s Chia. Espresso Systems has prioritized both privacy and scalability, addressing the most immediate pain points for users​​.

Espresso Systems uses ZK-Rollups to achieve greater throughput, allowing transactions to be processed off-chain. They are working on a way to integrate the roll-up carefully with consensus to achieve higher throughput and lower fees, without compromising too much on decentralization​​.

Furthermore, Espresso Systems has developed a smart contract application called Configurable Asset Privacy for Ethereum (CAPE) which allows asset creators on the blockchain to customize who can see what information regarding the ownership and movement of those assets​​.

On This Episode of Crypto Clarified

In this episode, Ben Dean and Jill Gunter discuss how crypto is used around the world, particularly in places with high inflation rates such as Argentina. They also talk about the importance of privacy and scalability in the Crypto Space. Gunter provides in-depth insight into the work Espresso Systems is doing to address issues of privacy and scalability, and the ways in which they are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the crypto world​.

This episode of Crypto Clarified serves as an invaluable resource for those interested in the intersections of privacy, scalability, and crypto. Gunter’s expertise, along with Espresso Systems’ innovative approach, sheds light on the future of decentralized solutions and privacy in crypto.

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