zkMesh: March 2021 recap
Welcome to zkMesh - a monthly newsletter about the latest in decentralised privacy-preserving technologies, privacy protocol development and zero knowledge systems research. zkMesh is put together by Mikerah (HashCloak) and Anna (Zero Knowledge Podcast, zkSummit).
It includes links to the latest research, useful articles, videos, podcasts, tweets, tools, project updates and events. Expect a new edition at the beginning of every month and be sure to share and subscribe!
Announcement: On April 22nd, Anna will be hosting a ZK Jobs Fair. If you are looking to meet with some of the best zk projects or possibly find your next dream job working on zk tech, please do apply to attend here. This is a satellite event to the ZKProofs Workshop.
Fast Factoring Integers by SVP Algorithms by Claus Peter Schnorr
A Note on Privacy in Constant Function Market Makers by Guillermo Angeris, Alex Evans, Tarun Chitra
Public-Coin Statistical Zero-Knowledge Batch Verification against Malicious Verifiers by Inbar Kaslasi and Ron D. Rothblum and Prashant Nalini Vasudevan
Private Set Operations from Oblivious Switching by Gayathri Garimella and Payman Mohassel and Mike Rosulek and Saeed Sadeghian and Jaspal Singh
Stacking Sigmas: A Framework to Compose Σ-Protocols for Disjunctions by Aarushi Goel, Matthew Green, Mathias Hall-Andersen, and Gabriel Kaptchuk
Reaching Consensus for Asynchronous Distributed Key Generation by Ittai Abraham, Philipp Jovanovic, Mary Maller, Sarah Meiklejohn, Gilad Stern, Alin Tomescu
A Geometric Approach to Homomorphic Secret Sharing by Yuval Ishai and Russell W. F. Lai and Giulio Malavolta
Subquadratic SNARGs in the Random Oracle Model by Alessandro Chiesa and Eylon Yogev
Sumcheck Arguments and their Applications by Jonathan Bootle and Alessandro Chiesa and Katerina Sotiraki
Post-Quantum Succinct Arguments by Alessandro Chiesa and Fermi Ma and Nicholas Spooner and Mark Zhandry
Non-interactive half-aggregation of EdDSA and variants of Schnorr signatures by Konstantinos Chalkias, François Garillot, Yashvanth Kondi, and Valeria Nikolaenko
Nova: Recursive Zero-Knowledge Arguments from Folding Schemes by Abhiram Kothapalli, Srinath Setty, Ioanna Tzialla
ZXAD: Zero-knowledge Exit Abuse Detection for Tor by Akshaya Mani, Ian Goldberg
On the Anonymity Guarantees of Anonymous Proof-of-Stake Protocols by Markulf Kohlweiss, Varun Madathil, Kartik Nayak, and Alessandra Scafuro
Attacks and weaknesses of BLS aggregate signatures by Nguyen Thoi Minh Quan
The missing explanation of ZK-SNARKs: Part 1 | David Wong | ZeroKnowledge
zkCloud: Decentralized Private Computing | Aleo Blog | Alex Pruden
Intel to Build Silicon for Fully Homomorphic Encryption: This is Important | anandtech | Dr. Ian Cutress
Proposed FinCEN rule is a 'grave threat to personal privacy,' says Coin Center | CoinTelegraph | Turner Wright
Hermez Network launches zk-rollups on Ethereum mainnet to process cheap payments | CoinTelegraph | Andrey Shevchenko
Aggregatable Distributed Key Generation | Bentham's Gaze | Sarah Meiklejohn
People's Bank of China Official Says Fully Anonymous Digital Yuan 'Not Feasible' | CoinDesk | Tanzeel Akhtar
Brave Takes Aim at Google, Set to Launch Privacy-First Search Engine | Decrypt | Will Gottsegen
What are Zero Knowledge Proofs? A simple 3-minute guide | Decrypt | Matt Hussey
Zero knowledge proof-based blockchain network Mina goes live | TheBlock | Yogita Khatri
zkSessions: Mapping the L2 Landscape event [Playlist]
ZKV presents: Cosmos Privacy & ZKV Showcase event [Playlist]
Blockchain Privacy in a TweetShell
Security and Vulnerabilities
Acknowledgements and responsible disclosure 1 Introduction by Nguyen Thoi Minh Quan
Guides and Resources
APPLIED CRYPTOGRAPHY KNOWLEDGE AREA by Kenneth G. Paterson
Monero, Audit of Bulletproofs+ code by JP Aumasson
Aztec's ZK-ZK-Rollup, looking behind the cryptocurtain | Aztec Network
On What Loopring Is and Isn't | Loopring Protocol
The Zcash Foundation has Finished an Audit of FROST | Zcash Foundation
Scaling Ethereum ETHGlobal Hackathon (with a zkRollup track) April 16th - May 14th 2021
The 4TH ZKPROOF workshop Home edition. April 19 - 29 2021
ZK Jobs Fair. April 22nd. Apply HERE
PKC 2021: International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public-Key Cryptography May 10-13 2021 (Virtual)
CFAIL The Conference for Failed Approaches and Insightful Losses in Cryptology. August 14, 2021.
IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy 2021 (EuroS&P) September 6-10, 2021
Axelar is looking for an engineer with expertise in Rust and/or cryptography. Developed by the founding members of Algorand and a team with deep roots in consensus and cryptography, Axelar decentralized network breaks barriers for cross-chain communication. Find all jobs here & get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aztec is developing cutting edge zk-SNARK technology, in particular having recently deployed the first scalable privacy solution to Ethereum mainnet: zk.money. They are looking for excellent senior software engineers and applied cryptographers. Find all jobs here
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