Accumulators with Ben Fisch

Episode 88 · July 31st, 2019 · 1 hr 1 min

About this Episode

In this week’s episode, we chat with Ben Fisch, Stanford PhD student working in Dan Boneh's applied cryptography group. In our conversation, we dig into accumulators, Merkle trees & vector commitments.

We also learn a bit about the RSA Accumulator Paper - entitled Batching Techniques for Accumulators with Applications to IOPs and Stateless Blockchains - that he co-authored with Benedikt Bünz and touch on some of the ways these RSA accumulators could potentially be used in a blockchain context.

Here are a few previous episodes that might help you prep for this interview:
Merkle Trees https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/57
MPCs https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/60

Here are a few concepts and links we mention:


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