In this week’s episode, Anna explores Halo 2 with Daira Hopwood and Str4d, cryptographic engineers at Electric Coin Company. They explored what new ideas Halo introduced and how Halo 2 built on these ideas, adding optimisations such as adding Plonk-ish arithmetization to take what was a breakthrough to a production ready proving system.
This episode was recorded at Zcon3 in Vegas.
Here are some links for this episode:
- Episode on Halo
- Episode recorded at Zcon0
- ZK Whiteboard Sessions
- Episode with Sean Bowe
- Halo 2 explained
- Justin Drake on Polynomial Commitments
- Str4d’s talk at ZCon3
- Daira’s talk at ZCon3
- Ying Tong’s talk at ZCon3
- Pratyush Mishra at Zcon3
- The halo2 Book: Proving System
- The halo2 Book: Protocol
- The halo2 Book: Sinsemilla
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