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Research alternative ZKP systems to zkSNARKs and outline blockers of use #13

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oskarth opened this issue Nov 8, 2019 · 0 comments

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@oskarth oskarth commented Nov 8, 2019

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Some of the isolated blockers for zKSNARKs (#7 #8 #9) might be mitigated by the use of other ZKP technology. However, they likely have their own issues.

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Understand key realistic alternatives and possible bottlenecks/issues that require more research

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E.g. STARKs have less of a trusted setup, but: (a) tooling appears to be lacking right now (b) proof size is ~40kb (too big for a single message => requires workaround) (c) verification time/gas usage high.

There are others like HALO, Bulletproofs, etc. More everyday. Understand how to place them and which to focus on and why.

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