This week, Anna chats with Jordi Baylina and David Schwartz from Hermez about their zkEVM design that was first revealed at EthCC. Jordi and David explain the design choices such as why they push for recreating the EVM, how it’s done at a technical level and how Hermez’s approach is different from other zk teams like Matter Labs and StarkWare.
The original recording was done before the news of the merger with Polygon came out, so the trio came back together for a brief chat about what it means and how the zk space evolved in the past three years!
Here are a few links for this episode:
- Circom & Hermez with Jordi Baylina, Zero Knowledge Episode 145
- Jordi’s presentation of the zkEVM at EthCC
- zkEVM & zkPorter with Matter Labs, Zero Knowledge Episode 175
- The Polygon and Hermez merger announcement
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