zkEVM & zkPorter with Matter Labs

Episode 175 · April 7th, 2021 · 54 mins 43 secs

About this Episode

In today’s episode, Anna chats with Alex Gluchowski, CEO at Matter Labs and co-creator of zkSync, to catch up on Matter Labs’s latest developments in extending Ethereum’s capabilities with zk proofs.

Alex explains the recent progress in porting Solidity to a zkRollup and how that interacts with the Zinc language and zk proof circuits. They then move on to discussing Ethereum scalability with a deep dive on rollup architecture and the upcoming zkPorter, a solution for sharded zkRollups that’s being developed by Matter Labs.

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