Join the standards discussion on our community forum.
On Saturday, April 13th, there is a Zero Knowledge Day at UC Berkeley, hosted by the Simons Institute.
See our Youtube channel for the recordings of the talks. See the abstracts of the talks.
See the schedule for the breakout sessions and the 2nd ZKProof Workshop booklet with the charter and code of conduct.
Registration & Light Breakfast
Jonathan Rouach & Ruben Arnold (QEDIT) and Josh Cincinnati (Zcash Foundation)
Hitarshi Buch and Joshua Satten, Wipro
Eduardo Moraes, ING
Shiri Lemel, QEDIT
Nick Sullivan, Cloudflare
Henry de Valence, Zcash Foundation
Cathie Yun, Interstellar
Andrew Poelstra, Blockstream
Izaak Mekler, O(1) Labs
Jordi Baylina, Iden3
Madars Virza, MIT
Dario Fiore, IMDEA
Sean Bowe, Electric Coin Company
Howard Wu, Berkeley & Dekrypt Capital
Ori Wallenstein, QEDIT
Shashank Agrawal, Visa Research
Barry Whitehat, Ethereum Foundation
Nick Spooner, UC Berkeley
END OF DAY
ZKProof Reception at Venue
Coffee & Light Breakfast
Introducing the Standards Workshop
Shafi Goldwasser, UC Berkeley, MIT and Weizmann
Yuval Ishai, Technion
Rene Peralta, NIST
Community Standards: a Review and Further Work on the ZKProof Track Proceedings
Moderators: Daniel Benarroch, Luis Brandão and Eran Tromer
Moderator: Jonathan Rouach (QEDIT)
Panelists: Carlos Kuchkovsky (BBVA), Yael Kalai (Microsoft Research), David Archer (Galois), Mike Hearn (R3) and Jonathan Levi (HACERA)
Jens Groth, DFINITY
Amit Sahai, UCLA
Community Standards: Interoperability of Zero-Knowledge Systems
Moderators: Sean Bowe and Abhi Shelat
END OF DAY
Coffee & Light Breakfast
Yael Kalai, Microsoft Research
Alessandro Chiesa, UC Berkeley
Dan Boneh, Stanford
Community Standards: Commit-and-Prove Functionality
Moderators: Jens Groth, Yael Kalai, Mariana Raykova and Muthu Venkitasubramaniam
Jim Bidzos and Burt Kaliski, Verisign
Muthu Venkitasubramaniam, University of Rochester and Ligero
Open Discussion about ZKProof
Moderators: Aviv Zohar and Daniel Benarroch
Community Standards: Deterministic Generation of Elliptic Curves for ZK Systems
Moderators: Sean Bowe and Alessandro Chiesa
END OF 2ND ZKPROOF WORKSHOP
See you next year!
2nd ZKProof Workshop
To request an invite, see here.
The first day will be dedicated to an Research & Industry Showcase of existing work around zero knowledge proofs. During the last two days, there will be a Standards Workshop, where participants will discuss an initial set of community standards proposed by the community.
Drive standardization of ZKPs by creating a framework of collaboration between academia and industry.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Berkeley Marina, California.
Wednesday April 10th to Friday April 12th, 2019
Top academics, researchers, developers, industry leaders and zero-knowledge experts.
Video recordings, see our Youtube channel.
Keynote: Ran Canetti
Keynote: Shafi Goldwasser
Interview: Jonathan Rouach
Interview: Josh Cincinnati
Interview: Eran Tromer
Interview: Muthu Venkitasubramaniam
Interview: Anuj Das Gupta
Summary first workshop
Picture gallery, see the full gallery.
Come to Berkeley, California
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Berkeley Marina
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What is ZKProof?
ZKProof is an academic and industry open initiative for standardizing Zero Knowledge Proofs, with a growing and active community.
What is a Standard?
From Wikipedia: a technical standard is an established norm or requirement in regard to technical systems. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and practices. A technical standard may be developed between relevant entities, increasing product safety and quality as well as fostering trust in the technology.
Why do we need a ZKP standard? And why now?
A standard fosters trust in the technology within industry usage, removing the need to rely on a single company for the security of the system and the confidentiality of their data. There is a growing interest in this technology and we want to see the industry grow with a strong foundation.
Where does ZKProof stand at the moment?
We held our first workshop back in May, which proved to be a success. We published three documents relating the discussions we had during the breakout sessions, as well as the state-of-the-art in each of the topics.
I want to help, how can I join the effort?
There are several ways to get involved with ZKProof: join the ZKProof community group to receive the latest updates and stay in the loop; join the Interoperability WG to contribute to the open problems and standard proposals around library and compiler interoperability; become a sponsor of the effort by sending us an email; follow us on twitter @zkproof.