Welcome to zkMesh - a monthly newsletter focused on sharing resources about decentralised privacy-preserving technologies, privacy protocol development and zero knowledge systems research.
It includes the latest research, useful articles, videos, podcasts, tweets, tools, project updates and events.
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Security Considerations of zk-SNARK Parameter Multi-Party Computation from Paul Bottinelli
Efficient Final Exponentiation via Cyclotomic Structure for Pairings over Families of Elliptic Curves by Daiki Hayashida , Kenichiro Hayasaka , and Tadanori Teruya
Fast, Scalable, and Communication-Efficient Zero-Knowledge Proofs for Boolean and Arithmetic Circuits 1 Introduction by Chenkai Weng, Kang Yang, Jonathan Katz, Xiao Wang
Report 2020/915 - Does Fiat-Shamir Require a Cryptographic Hash Function? from Yilei Chen, Alex Lombardi, Fermi Ma and Willy Quach
FROST: Flexible Round-Optimized Schnorr Threshold Signatures from Chelsea Komlo and Ian Goldberg
zkPorter: Composable Scalability in L2 Beyond zkRollup from Alex Gluchowski
The Definitive Guide to Bitcoin Privacy & Surveillance: The need for financial privacy (You need to be signed into TheBlock to read this article)
Trusted Setup Bonus: Tornado Cash on Zero Knowledge Podcast
Validium with DeversiFi & Starkware on Zero Knowledge Podcast
Findora with Benedikt Bunz and Ben Fisch on Zero Knowledge Podcast
Blockchain Privacy in a TweetShell
Guides and Resources
An Intro to Fully Homomorphic Encryption for Engineers by Ravital Solomon from Nucypher
Findora Blockchain Course - Lecture 5: Privacy Tools by Benedikt Buenz
Description of the Great Reddit Scaling Bakeoff and list of participating projects (including many using ZKPs)
CS294: Foundations of Probabilistic Proofs (F2020) - by Alessandro Chiessa. Signup here
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