Zcash and zero-knowledge proofs
"Zcash and zero-knowledge proofs" is a second meeting of Altcoin Cracow!
Zcash is a cryptocurrency that adds privacy to bitcoin's decentralization.
The tool enabling this is called a zero-knowledge proof.
We will give a simplified explanation of how Zcash works using zero-knowledge proofs.
Ariel Gabizon - our speaker:
For most of his career, Ariel has focused exclusively on theoretical computer science, obtaining a PhD from the Weizmann Institute in 2008. A few years ago he discovered the world of bitcoin and blockchain technology, and sees it as a fascinating potential meeting place of beautiful theoretical computer science ideas and real-world applications. Motivated by this, he shifted his focus in 2014 from pure theory into making tools such as Zero-Knowledge proofs more practical and efficient.