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Ethereum Cat Herders Podcast

31 EpisodesProduced by Ethereum Cat HerdersWebsite

In depth interviews with the people building our ecosystem and beyond

31 Episodes | 2022

PEEPanEIP #90: EIP-5646: Token State Fingerprint with Naim Ashhab

December 1st, 2022


Topics covered
01:15 - About proposal
02:10 - Guest introduction
03:17 - Presentation - agenda
04:07 - Types of tokens based on state mutability
6:20 - Challenges of supporting mutable tokens

PEEPanEIP #89: EIP-5192: Minimal Soulbound NFTs with Tim Daubenschütz

November 29th, 2022


Topics covered
00:56 - Proposal intro
01:32 - About the guest
02:14 - EIP-5192 presentation
04:00 - Motivation/back …

PEEPanEIP #88: Grandine, A Consensus Layer Client with Saulius Grigaitis

November 17th, 2022

Topics covered
1:10 - Guest’s introduction
4:12 - Team Grandine
06:06 - About Grandine
07:27 - Beacon node diversity
08:26 - State Transition Function Performance
10:22 - CPU Usage
11:10 - …

PEEPanEIP #87: EIP-5606: Multiverse NFTs with Gaurang Torvekar

November 10th, 2022

Topics covered
0:40 - About EIP
1:55 - Author introduction
03:00 - Team intro
03:33 - Current problems (Motivation)
09:24 …

PEEPanEIP #86: EIP-5496: Multi-privilege Management NFT Extension with Allister Capati

October 27th, 2022


Topics covered
00:45 - EIP Introduction
01:15 - Guest’s introduction
03:42 - Presentation
03:53 - Agenda
04:25 - Abstract
05:02 - Motivation
07:46 - Examples
09:12 - EIP-5496 Overview
09:36 - …

PEEPanEIP #85: Ethereum JS and The Merge with Gajinder Singh

September 8th, 2022


Topics covered
About the client
About the guest
Intro Ethereum JS team
Building blocks for JS/ETH community
Ethereum’s …

PEEPanEIP#84: Akula and TheMerge with Artem Vorotnikov

August 23rd, 2022


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Topics covered

3:15 - At which point the …

PEEPanEIP#83: Teku and TheMerge with Adrian Sutton

August 16th, 2022


Topics covered ----------------------------

About the client 

Guest introduction 


Teku team 

About Teku 

Flexible deployment 


Preparing Teku for TheMerge 

The Path to the Merge 

March of Pandas 

PEEPanEIP#82: EIP-3475: Abstract Storage Bonds with Yu Liu, Cedric Ngakam

August 9th, 2022


Topics covered
About the author
Team and goal - reason for documenting the proposal
Token Standard table
What’s the difference between 1155, 721 and 3475
Who uses …

PEEPanEIP#81: Lighthouse & The Merge with Mark Mackey

August 2nd, 2022


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Topics covered
About the client
Guest’s introduction
About Sigma Prime
About Lighthouse
Lighthouse Networking

PEEPanEIP#80: Lodestar & The Merge with Gajinder Singh

July 26th, 2022


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1:24 - Guest introduction
3:30 - Project and team introduction
3:57 - What is the Merge?

PEEPanEIP#79: Nethermind & The Merge with Tomasz K. Stańczak

July 22nd, 2022


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Topics covered
Client introduction
Guest’s introduction
Nethermind History
Nethermind core team
Nethermind - the …

PEEPanEIP#78: Prysm & The Merge with Terence Tsao and Potuz

July 19th, 2022


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Topics covered
Client introduction
Terence’s introduction
Potuz’s introduction
Agenda [Terence]

PEEPanEIP#77: Erigon & TheMerge with Andrew Ashikhmin and Igor Mandrigin

July 14th, 2022


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Topics covered
Client introduction
Guest’s introduction (Andrew)
Guest’s introduction (Igor)

PEEPanEIP#76: Go-Ethereum & TheMerge with Marius Van Der Wijden

July 12th, 2022


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Topics covered
Client’s introduction
Guest’s introduction
About Go-ethereum
Merge code
Merge testnet …

PEEPanEIP#75: Nimbus & TheMerge with Zahary

July 6th, 2022


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Topics covered
Client introduction
Guest’s introduction
How Nimbus fits into the mission of Status
What makes …

PEEPanEIP - EIP-4400: ERC-721 Consumable Extension with Daniel Ivanov

June 27th, 2022


Topics covered


Guest Intro 


Problem statement 

Proposed solution 

Reference implementation 

Details (Code …

PEEPanEIP - Paris, Bellatrix & TTD with Mikhail Kalinin

June 20th, 2022


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Topics covered 


- Guests introduction 

- Plan 

- Merge transition 

- Ethereum today 

- Bellatrix, Consensus Layer 

PEEPanEIP - HyperledgerBesu & The Merge w/ Sajida Zouarhi

June 9th, 2022


What can you expect from the Merge? What are the challenges and opportunities presented to smaller client developers? What impact will new …

EIP-1202: Voting Standard with Victor Zhou

June 2nd, 2022


What is the future of voting on chain?  What are the challenges in creating an Ethereum Standard for voting methods? 

Victor Zhou joins us to discuss …

EVM Object Format (EIP-3540 & EIP-3670) with Andrei Maiboroda

May 19th, 2022


How do upgrades to the EVM get introduced? What are the challenges to upgrading the foundation of a system as large as Ethereum?

Andrei Maiboroda joins us to discuss the challenges of incremental upgrades to the EVM …

Nodes & Self Sovereignty with Pol Lanski

April 21st, 2022


Why don't we all host our own nodes? What role do individual node operators play in the decentralization of blockchains?  Why should we care about …

Tornado Cash with Roman Semenov

April 14th, 2022


Do blockchains help with privacy or hinder it? Why do we need transactional privacy? Roman Semenov, creator and builder at Tornado Cash joins us to discuss privacy on blockchains and how Tornado strives to improve it. …

Decentralization with Kristy Leigh Minehan

March 24th, 2022


One of the pillars of the ideology around web3 is that of decentralization. Are we delivering on our promises to create decentralized ledgers, or are …

Wallets with Taylor Monahan

March 20th, 2022


What could be hard about building a crypto wallet? Taylor Monahan, founder of MyCryto (recently acquired by ConsenSys) and currently at MetaMask, …

DAOs with Chase Chapman

March 10th, 2022


We've all heard of DAOs, but what are they practically? How can you contribute to one if you wanted to? What different challenges do DAOs and those contributing to them face? Chase Chapman, a DAO researcher and …

Nodes as a Service with Alchemy

February 10th, 2022


Running nodes on the Ethereum network (and other blockchain networks) can be hard. The client software can update frequently and be hard to work with. In addition, they need monitoring and maintenance. The data provided …

Rotki App with Lefteris Karapetsas

February 4th, 2022


Building apps that aggregate blockchain data opens up new paradigms in application development. Lefteris Karapetsas, a longtime contributor to the Ethereum ecosystem, joins the podcast to discuss his current project, …

Finding Vulnerabilities with samczsun

January 27th, 2022


Smart Contracts can hold immense amounts of value in an ecosystem that makes them accessible to anyone. As a result, exploits in smart contracts can …

Nethermind Client with Tomasz Stańczak

January 20th, 2022


Nethermind is an execution client for EVM-compatible blockchains. Tomasz Stańczak discusses what motivated him to begin working on creating a new execution client and the specific challenges (and joys) of building and …

Innovative Smart Contracts with Andre Cronje

January 13th, 2022


Smart contracts have opened up new opportunities, and we are still exploring what we are able to build with them. Andre Cronje is the creator of Yearn Finance, Keep3r, and more, and joins us in this episode to talk …

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