In this week’s episode, host Anna Rose and Kobi Gurkan check in on the state of ZK today. They discuss recent ZK applications and tooling as well as developments from the last 6 months. They review new use cases such as ZK for off-chain computations and dive into research breakthroughs, trends, security and much more. Finally, they introduce the concept of zkpod.ai which will be covered fully in next week's episode.
Additional links mentioned in this episode:
- Experimenting with Collaborative zk-SNARKs: Zero-Knowledge Proofs for Distributed Secrets
- Episode 256: New ZK Use Cases with Dan Boneh
- Episode 246: Adversarial Machine Learning Research with Florian Tramèr
- Episode 276: Expanding Computation on Ethereum with Axiom
- Episode 277: Nova and Beyond with Srinath Setty
- ProtoStar: Generic Efficient Accumulation/Folding for Special Sound Protocols by Bünz and Chen
- ezkl GitHub
- Yohei Nakajima Twitter
- LangChain Website
- Anna Rose’s zkpod.ai Blog Post
- zkpod.ai Twitter
- zkpod.ai Website
- One Server for the Price of Two: Simple and Fast Single-Server Private Information Retrieval by Henzinger, Hong, Corrigan-Gibbs, Meiklejohn, Vaikuntanathan
- Piano: Extremely Simple, Single-Server PIR with Sublinear Server Computation by Zhou, Park, Shi, Zheng
- Blyss Website
- Janmajayamall’s GitHub
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