Devcon VI

ZKPs and "Programmable Cryptography"
10-14, 11:30–12:00 (America/Bogota), Talk 2

Historically, cryptographic protocols have been built special-purpose for specific kinds of claims or information hiding mechanisms. zkSNARKs and other new cryptographic tools move us to a world of "general-purpose" cryptography, where we have expressive languages to express claims about digital identity, reputation, and more. We discuss a high-level framework for thinking about where and why ZK and related technologies might (or might not) be useful for digital applications.

gubsheep is the creator of Dark Forest and runs applied ZK research and development at 0xPARC.

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