ZK White Paper: Efficient ZK Proofs for Keccak

By Angus Gruen This post is part of a series of technical papers designed to better communicate to the Ethereum community the work of Polygon’s zero-knowledge (ZK) teams. We hope that everyone who’s interested in the inner workings of Polygon’s ZK projects, Ethereum itself, and cryptographic engineering in general will be able to learn something … Read more

ZKVerse: Deep Dive Into Polygon Hermez 2.0

Hermez 1.0 is the first-ever decentralised ZK Rollup on the Ethereum mainnet. Polygon Hermez has been busy building Hermez 2.0 — a ZK implementation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and something that has never been accomplished before. Here is what you can expect from this much-anticipated release.  What is Polygon Hermez 2.0? Polygon Hermez … Read more

Meet the Humans Building ZKVerse at Polygon

By now even the casual observers of the blockchain space have taken notice of the zero-knowledge arsenal assembled under one roof at Polygon. But the real insiders know that what makes this portfolio truly remarkable are the individuals working to bring this technology to the world. We would like to introduce some of the developers … Read more

ZKVerse: Why Zero Knowledge Rollups Need a New Consensus Mechanism

Zero knowledge rollups are widely seen as the end game for blockchain scaling because they can bundle thousands of transactions into compact proofs. But lunch refuses to be free and blistering throughput speeds come with a cost — the dreaded threat of centralization. What’s needed is a new way for blockchain participants to come to … Read more

Introducing Plonky2

Polygon Zero’s mission is simple: to use zero-knowledge proofs to scale Ethereum to a billion users, without compromising decentralization or security. Achieving this requires fast and efficient proof systems. Today, we’re excited to share Plonky2, a major milestone for zero-knowledge cryptography. Plonky2 is a recursive SNARK that is 100x faster than existing alternatives and natively … Read more

Polygon ZK Day Recap: Polygon Zero Reveal and Panel Talk With Vitalik

Polygon’s zk day event hosted in partnership with ETHGlobal on Dec. 9 was jam-packed with Zero Knowledge goodness. If you are interested in this technology and what it can do for Ethereum, check this out. The 3.5-hour ZK tour de force included the announcement of a $400 million deal with pioneering ZK startup Mir and … Read more

ZKVerse: A Gentle Introduction to Zero Knowledge Proofs

Welcome to “ZKVerse” – a content series dedicated to exploring the world of Zero Knowledge (ZK) proofs. This technology has recently emerged as one of the key solutions that will allow the Ethereum network to accommodate its next billion users. Unfortunately, ZK is as promising as it is arcane. In this blog series, we will … Read more