This newsletter includes:our recent zero-knowledge SNARKs workshop in Singapore and Tel Aviv, our participation in a panel on the zero-knowledge industry, and an audit for Trust Machines.
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Zero-Knowledge Proof Workshop at SUSS
We presented an interactive workshop “Zero-Knowledge Proof – Technology Explained” at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) with support from the Node for Inclusive Fintech (NiFT) and Blockchain Security Alliance on December 6th and 7th. The workshop focused on the mathematical and cryptographic foundations of zk-SNARKs.
The workshop utilized the Least Authority MoonMath Manual to zk-SNARKs as a reference for the participants. The manual is designed for an audience with only minimal experience in cryptography and programming. The manual begins with a theoretical foundation and builds up to a point where the reader is able to implement complex, real-world zk-building blocks.
5th ZKProof Workshop in Tel Aviv
Photo credit @ronengoldman
Least Authoritarian Cryptographer, Anna Kaplan, participated in an engaging panel discussion on The Future of the ZK Industry hosted by ZKProof Standards. The panelists examined some of the failings of the zero-knowledge industry in the past few years, the role of regulators, the importance of education, and discussed some practical solutions to ongoing challenges to wider adoption.
Anna also hosted a talk titled “Attacks on Zero-Knowledge”. She discussed recent attacks along with the potential pitfalls when developing, implementing and securing zero-knowledge proof systems.
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