Halo with Sean Bowe and Daira Hopwood from ECC

Episode 123 · April 1st, 2020 · 1 hr 8 mins

About this Episode

In this episode, we catch up with Sean Bowe and Daira Hopwood from the Electric Coin Company to chat about Halo, a recursive proof composition that doesn't require a trusted setup. We cover the efficiency techniques used in Halo such as "nested amortization", how the protocol was developed, what some of the key findings are, and how it fits in with the other recent SNARK-based protocols.

We touch on the following material:
Sean Bowe on SNARKs, Trusted Setups & Elliptic Curve Cryptography
https://github.com/daira/tweedle
Halo whitepaper
Endomorphism
Latest recursive SNARKitecture with Izaak Meckler from O(1)Labs
Exploring the Fractal transparent SNARK construction


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