Zero-Knowledge Proofs Starter Pack


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On my journey to join the club of people who possess a reasonable understanding of ZKP cryptography, I stumbled upon many invaluable resources that provided to be very helpful. The problem was that they were rather scattered on the web. The awesome ZKP repo is indeed awesome but a bit verbose and lacks videos and podcasts.

The goal of this post is to serve as an entry point for anyone interested to make their baby steps towards understanding the core technical layers of zero-knowledge-whatever. It is important to note that this is definitely not an exhaustive list, but rather a set of supportive resources for ZKPs that have a connection to the blockchain ecosystem.

Legend

  • ZKP = Zero-Knowledge Proof
  • zkSNARK = Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive ARgument of Knowledge
  • zkSTARK = Zero-Knowledge Scalable Transparent ARgument of Knowledge
  • AZTEC = Anonymous Zero-knowledge Transactions with Efficient Communication

Induction

zkSNARKs

zkSTARKs

Bulletproofs

AZTEC

MimbleWimble

Papers

Hope this helps! Open to additions and other suggestions.