Devcon VI

A SNARKs Tale: A Story of Building SNARK Solutions on Mainnet
10-12, 11:30–12:00 (America/Bogota), Talk 1

We tell the story of deploying a real-world solution using SNARKs as a core primitive; highlighting many cutting edge SNARKs and their limitations in the hope to identify opportunities for the community to make Ethereum more SNARK friendly, creating a diverse ecosystem where SNARKs built upon a variety of unique primitives can thrive.

I studied mathematics and computer science at the University of California Santa Barbara. From then until now I have worked on applied cryptography in the blockchain context. I lead applied cryptography at Edge & Node and the SnarkForce, where we apply bleeding edge cryptography including SNARKs to The Graph Network.

I'm a Senior Cryptographer at Semiotic Labs. I am currently developing cryptography solutions for The Graph protocol as a core dev. Before that I was a Senior Principal Anti-Tamper Security Engineer at Northrop Grumman and before that I was doing cyber security R&D at Sandia National Labs. I have an MSEE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I studied cryptography.