This is the 4th edition of ZK-Roller-Coaster where we track and investigate the most exciting, meaningful, and crazy ZK-stuff of the prior two weeks.
Disclaimer: this is a collection of tweets, writings, videos, and other materials; these don’t express our opinion and may not necessarily be accurate. Please do (or continue) your own research.
Hold on tight! 🎢
The community is pretty skeptical:
”Someone should just fork gitcoin.”
“Sad to see Gitcoin focus on such a distorted US-centric view of the world”
”..real inclusivity is delivering L2 support so people who can't afford to spend 50$ of tx fees to donate can participate and show support to projects..” (during this round Ethereum gas fees are pretty high community highlights that L2 support is necessary for donations);
A research paper “ProtoStar: Generic Efficient Accumulation/Folding for Special Sound Protocols” by Espresso Systems founders, twitter thread with a summary by Benedikt Bünz and, a disclaimer “this is just cool research, we are not building our own zk-rollup at Espresso” by Ben Fisch.
An update for the research paper mentioned above "ProtoStar: Generic …” offered by Ariel Gabizon to optimize the protocol so that they can save log(n) hashes in the recursive circuits for high-degree gates.
ethresearch: A soundness alert function for zk-rollups by Nicolas Liochon.
Aztec announced Aztec – the first ever hybrid zkRollup, enabling both public and private smart contract execution in one environment.
Taiko announced an updated protocol design.
Franklin Templeton chose Polygon to host the Franklin OnChain U.S. Government Money Fund, the first U.S. mutual fund run on blockchain.
Polygon introduced Polygon Bridge to Polygon ZK-EVM.
Last chance to merge PoW private networks with Geth with a beacon network. Geth will soon drop support for PoW.
Circle (USDC) has launched its cross-chain transfer protocol (CCTP): USDC cross-chain bridging without cross-chain bridges.
Details of the next Ethereum upgrade, Cancun.
Peter proposes terminating the Rinkeby Ethereum testnet on the 1st of June, 2023.
Paradigm open-sourcing Artemis, a framework for writing MEV bots in Rust.
ETHGlobal Lisbon is 12-14th May.
LongHashX Accelerator is excited to kickoff the #zkSummer.
Aleo launched the initiative focused on accelerating the field of Zero-Knowledge Machine Learning, offering 280k Aleo Credits to developers eager to shape the future of ML.
The article “Exploration of MEV Latencies”.
The article “SUAVE, Anoma, Shared Sequencers, & Super Builders”.
The podcast “Will Rollups Use Shared Sequencers?”.
The article “How ZkEVM Could Help Power The Next Industrial Revolution”.
The article “Data availability sampling and danksharding: An overview and a proposal for improvements”.
The metacast “Top Crypto Podcasts of April 2023”.
The article “Hardware Review: GPUs, FPGAs, and Zero Knowledge Proofs”.
Thesis talk with Titouan Tanguy on his research on “Secure MultiParty Computation: Protocols and Applications”.
Improving ECC-like sampling performance by approximate tensor factorization.
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