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.
Here are some links for this episode:
- Paper on Zendoo and Latus
- Latus incentive scheme white paper
- J. Ayo Akinyele Talks Lightning Network & Building Bolt, Zero Knowledge episode 73
- An overview of Bitcoin sidechain designs with their benefits and drawbacks on Deribit Insights
Tomorrow we’re hosting the Privacy on Polkadot event as part of our ZK Validator work. This is going to be the first of many privacy-centric meetups for Polkadot and other chains, hosting privacy projects from across the Web3 space.
The event will run from 3 PM CET to 6 PM CET (9 AM-12 PM ET).
Here is the link to join: https://hopin.com/events/privacy-on-polkadot
Thanks to this week’s sponsor, EY
EY is committed to supporting integration of the world’s business ecosystems on the public Ethereum blockchain. Join their fifth annual blockchain summit and education series on May 18–21 for a deep dive into zero-knowledge privacy technologies, accounting and tax rules, as well as the future of finance.
Thanks again, EY!
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