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Sep 28 12 tweets 7 min read
10 Incredible resources for all-things ZK Proofs. 🧵
1) New directions in cryptography (1976) by Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman

2) Public-coin zero-knowledge arguments with (almost) minimal time and space overheads (2020) by Alexander Block, Justin Holmgren, Alon Rosen, Ron Rothblum, and Pratik Soni

3) An overview of verifiable computing & interactive proofs & arguments, cryptographic protocols that enable a prover to provide a guarantee to a verifier that the prover performed a requested computation correctly, including zero-knowledge. by @SuccinctJT people.cs.georgetown.edu/jthaler/Proofs…
4) Interactive proofs — chapter 8 from Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach. by @prfsanjeevarora and @boazbaraktcs
5) Measuring SNARK performance — frontends, backends, more by @SuccinctJT a16zcrypto.com/measuring-snar…
6) Applied zk — learning resources, adding materials for bringing engineers without a formal mathematics background up to speed to a solid understanding of the underlying theory. by @0xPARC learn.0xparc.org/materials/intro
7) zkMesh newsletter — a monthly newsletter sharing the latest in decentralized privacy-preserving technologies, privacy protocol development, and zero knowledge systems zkmesh.substack.com
8) Crypto regulations, illicit finance, privacy, and beyond – includes section on zero knowledge in regulatory/ compliance contexts; difference between “privacy-preserving” vs obfuscating technologies with @MicheleKorver, Jai Ramaswamy, @smc90 web3-with-a16z.simplecast.com/episodes/crypt…
9) A dive into zero knowledge with @leanthebean, @AnnaRRose, @_prestwich zeroknowledge.fm/182-2/
10) Zero knowledge, explained — at 5 levels of difficulty with Amit Sahai, @WIRED
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