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Zero knowledge proof systems have found tremendous cryptographic utility in scaling blockchains, due to their ability to prove computational integrity, succinctly. However, despite recent advancements in ZKP R&D, their construction still requires special prover circuits. Their complexity is what gatekeeps zero knowledge technology to a select few astute teams. =nil; Foundation aims to challenge this status quo by providing an alternative through their zkLLVM circuit compiler and zk proof marketplace. By commoditising the production of custom proofs, =nil; Foundation unlocks an entire new range of applications employing zero knowledge technology.
We were joined by Misha Komarov, co-founder of =nil; Foundation, to discuss the use cases and challenges of building the first marketplace for (outsourced) zero knowledge proofs.
Topics covered in this episode:
- The vision behind =nil; Foundation
- Use cases for zk tech
- zkLLVM circuit compiler
- Homomorphic encryption, ZKPs & privacy solutions
- ZKP marketplace
- Why proof markets (currently) run on DBMS
- Marketplace actors
- Proof generators vs. PoW miners
- Infrastructure challenges
- Future roadmap
This episode is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/514