This week, Anna hosts a special 5-part interview with a roundup of perspectives from ZK Hack. First, she chats with puzzle hackers who share what it was like to solve these real-world cryptography bugs and learn complex concepts in real time. They discuss how they got started learning in this space and the resources and tools that helped them. Next, Anna speaks with the puzzle builders on the challenges of designing and building these novel zk puzzles. They discuss the state of the community and how the community could work together to create learning resources to enable its growth. Last but not least, there is a chat with part of the ZK Hack organizing team on what they thought of the event and what’s to come next!
Thanks to our guests this week:
- Puzzle hackers – grjte, William Borgeaud and Innokentii Sennovskii
- Joe Bebel and Joshua Fitzgerald from Anoma who built 3 puzzles.
- Alex Pruden and Errol Drummond from Aleo who built 3 puzzles.
- Some of the ZK Hack organizing team – Susannah Evans and Tanya Karsou
Here are some links for the episode:
- ZK Hack Puzzles 1-6, Solution link on each puzzle page
- ZK Hack Workshops 1-7
- YouTube Playlist of Workshops
- Justin Thaler Manuscript
- Blog post by Joshua Fitzgerald – PLONK by Hand (Part 1: Setup)
- Matasano Crypto Challenges
Join the ZK Hack Discord to check out all of the resources the community has been sharing: https://discord.com/invite/tHXyEbEqVN
And join the mailing list to get notified about the next ZK Hack coming in March! https://www.zkhack.dev/
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