Fall 2019

Components of Recent Universal SNARKs

Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2019 11:30 am12:00 pm PDT

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Ariel Gabizon (Protocol Labs)

"Universal" SNARKs present a very attractive tradeoff, where trusted setup based parameters are allowed, but the same parameters must be used for all statements of a certain size.

A central tool in recent constructions is the polynomial commitment scheme of Kate, Zaverucha and Goldberg. We will review various ways in which the KZG scheme is used in these constructions.