In this 2-part series exploring ZK Hardware, Anna Rose interviews various participants from the ZPrize competition, alongside the creator of ZPrize and co-host of this episode Alex Pruden from Aleo. Through these interviews, they dig into the different types of hardware, such as GPUs and FPGAs, that can be used to accelerate ZKP computation. They also discuss the underlying mathematical techniques in ZKPs that can be optimized for and the tricks and strategies that ZPrize competitors used to achieve these optimizations.
In Part 1 of the series, Anna and Alex first interview Luke Pearson from Polychain Capital, who was an architect on the ZPrize. They then interview Ben Devlin and Rahul Yesantharao from Jane Street who were members of one of the winning teams, Hardcaml.
Here are some additional links for this episode:
- Hardcaml ZPrize
- Episode 221: Funding the Next Wave of Zero Knowledge Tech
- Zerocaf: Short ring signatures with Bulletproofs
- PLONK: Permutations over Lagrange-bases for Oecumenical Noninteractive arguments of Knowledge
- PlonKup: Reconciling PlonK with plookup
- GZKP: A GPU Accelerated Zero-Knowledge Proof System
- Pippenger’s Multiproduct and Multiexponentiation Algorithms
- Tweet referenced in the interview with Luke about Hardware & Sum-checks
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