Identity and Encryption with Keybase Founder Max Krohn


Keybase is an open-source key directory that allows users to encrypt messages and verify identities.

Max Krohn is the co-founder of Keybase, and previously co-founded OKCupid and SparkNotes.


  • How do you explain public key encryption to a non-programmer millennial?
  • How does Keybase leverage the Bitcoin blockchain?
  • Why is a Merkle tree a crucial data structure in Keybase?
  • What are some use cases for Keybase?
  • How did OKCupid approach the type of bot problem Ashley Madison encouraged?
  • Why is Keybase written in Go?
  • How does Keybase run Go code in iOS?


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