Episode 145: Circom & Hermez with Jordi Baylina

In this week's episode, Anna and Fredrik catch up with Jordi Baylina, co-founder of Iden3, the creator of Circom & SnarkJS. They chat about his work in the ecosystem, building zk circuits and the recently announced Hermez, a new zkrollup with a novel proof-of-donation mechanism that will redistribute 40% of earnings to Ethereum-based community projects.

Jordi has an amazing story, which we got to explore in this episode, so thanks again Jordi for being on the show!

Here are some relevant links:
Jordi's talk about Circom at the zkSummit
Iden3 Website
Circom on Github
Hermez Website & Twitter
His talk on Liquid Democracy at Web3
Our previous episode about the DAO hack with Griff Green


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