54 minutes | Apr 28th 2021

Episode 178: Exploring SNARKs for Sidechains with Alberto from Horizen

This week, Anna chats with Alberto Garoffolo from Horizen Labs for their upcoming Zendoo protocol and Latus sidechain proposal. The episode centers around the world of sidechains for UTXO-based blockchains such as Horizen or Zcash. The Horizen team has developed Latus and Zendoo, a SNARK-powered mechanism for designing trustless sidechains. Alberto explains how Horizen’s Zendoo system works under the hood to connect a mainchain with a set of sidechains built for specific purposes, while Latus’s design diminishes reliance on bridge validators. Here are some links for this episode: Paper on Zendoo and Latus Latus incentive scheme white paper J. Ayo Akinyele Talks Lightning Network & Building Bolt, Zero Knowledge episode 73 An overview of Bitcoin sidechain designs with their benefits and drawbacks on Deribit Insights Tomorrow we’re hosting the Privacy on Polkadot event as part of our ZK Validator work. This is going to be the first of many privacy-centric meetups for Polkadot and other chains, hosting privacy projects from across the Web3 space. The event will run from 3 PM CET to 6 PM CET (9 AM-12 PM ET). Here is the link to join: https://hopin.com/events/privacy-on-polkadot Thanks to this week’s sponsor, EY EY is committed to supporting integration of the world’s business ecosystems on the public Ethereum blockchain. Join their fifth annual blockchain summit and education series on May 18–21 for a deep dive into zero-knowledge privacy technologies, accounting and tax rules, as well as the future of finance. Sign up and learn more at ey.com/globalblockchainsummit or blockchain.ey.com. Thanks again, EY! *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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