55 minutes | Apr 14th 2021

Episode 176: Zk-zk-rollup & zk.money with Zac and Joe from Aztec

In this week’s episode, Anna chats with Zac Williamson and Joe Andrews, respectively CTO and Head of Product at Aztec. The episode is centered on Aztec’s latest release, zk.money, the “zk-zk-rollup” that targets privacy and scalability at the same time. zk.money allows users to shield their Ethereum-based assets while achieving a higher transaction count, a result that took months of research and development of the TurboPLONK. Zac and Joe explain how it works down to the nitty-gritty of elliptic curve arithmetic, logic gates, hashes and circuits. The conversation then shifts to topics like WebAssembly (and its limitations), Ethereum, UltraPLONK, Noir & more. Here are some links for this episode: Exploring Aztec with Zac Williamson, Zero Knowledge episode 75 Dive into Plonk!, Zero Knowledge episode 112 Building Private AMMs with Guillermo Angeris, Zero Knowledge episode 173 Into the deep end: making sense of PLONK - Zac Williamson (CTO, Aztec Protocol), zkSummit from October 2019 Plookup: Speeding up the PLONK prover - Zac Williamson & Ariel Gabizon, zkSummit from March 2020 Are you a passionate crypto and zk enthusiast? Think you’ve got the skills to contribute in the blockchain space? Then make sure to check out the ZK Jobs Fair on April 22. This will be the first virtual job fair hosted by us, where leading builders in the zk community will join to connect with talented individuals who are looking to contribute to the cutting edge work on zero knowledge applications. Check out the ZK Jobs Fair application form, if you are interested in partecipating to the event. Thanks to this episode’s sponsor, Aave Aave is an open source, decentralised non-custodial liquidity protocol on Ethereum. With Aave, users can participate as depositors meaning they provide liquidity to earn a passive income. or they can also act as borrowers to borrow in an overcollateralized way or undercollateralized way (think: one-block liquidity Flash Loan). Aave recently deployed a new market on Polygon’s sidechain to let users pay much lower gas fees. Assets can be transferred from Ethereum with the Polygon Bridge and put to use on Aave’s Polygon markets. Learn more about it here. So thanks again, Aave! *If you like what we do: * Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm Join us on Telegram Catch us on Youtube Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit Give us feedback! -https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant Support us on the ZKPatreon Donate through coinbase.commerce *Or directly here: * ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
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