Exploring SNARKs for Sidechains with Alberto from Horizen

Episode 178 · April 28th, 2021 · 54 mins 25 secs

About this Episode

This week, Anna chats with Alberto Garoffolo from Horizen Labs for their upcoming Zendoo protocol and Latus sidechain proposal.

The episode centers around the world of sidechains for UTXO-based blockchains such as Horizen or Zcash. The Horizen team has developed Latus and Zendoo, a SNARK-powered mechanism for designing trustless sidechains. Alberto explains how Horizen’s Zendoo system works under the hood to connect a mainchain with a set of sidechains built for specific purposes, while Latus’s design diminishes reliance on bridge validators.

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