The ZKLux#1 conference is now over, slides and videos are available below.
Thank you to all our speakers, sponsors and everyone who attended.
ZKLux#1 is barely over, but we are already looking ahead to next year's edition. If you are interested to speak atZKLux#2 in June 2020, or to participate as a sponsor or partner, please get in touch with us!
Target Audience: Students, researchers and IT developers. Some mathematical background required.
14:00-15:20 Part 1: Introduction to Zero-Knowledge Proofs
1. Introduction to Cryptography Principles, Algebra Refresher, Elliptic Curves, ECDS Alex Kampa, Sikoba Research
2. Mathematical Concepts of Zero Knowledge Proofs [slides] - Vincenzo Iovino, University of Luxembourg
15:20-16:00 Part 2: Isekai Workshop [slides] - Guillaume Drevon, Sikoba Research
1. Introduction to Isekai
2. From Code to Circuit to R1CS
3. Hands-on Tests
It is recommended to read First steps with isekai on Windows to prepare for this workshop.
16:15-17:00 Part 3: Modern Zero Knowledge Protocols
Introduction to STARKs, SNARKs and Bulletproofs [slides] - Dmitry Khovratovich, Sikoba / Dusk / Evernym / ABDK
17:00-17:45 Part 4: What is Quantum Teleportation? [slides]
A Special Talk by Claude Crépeau, Co-inventor of Quantum Teleportation in 1993 (this has obviously nothing to do with Zero Knowledge).
Location: LHoFT, combined "Bajcsy" and "Tesla" meeting rooms on the 3rd floor
Attendance Limit: 25
Target Audience: C-level executives wishing to learn about the impact of Zero Knowledge proofs, managers in charge of technology and innovation, blockchain practitioners, professionals interested in data privacy.
Conference Program: The goal of the conference is to provide a wide-ranging overview of Zero Knowledge Proofs without requiring any prior technical knowledge.
09:30 Registration and coffee/pastries
12:50 Lunch Break (club sandwich buffet, "mignardises", soft drinks)
16:00 Coffee Break
("Layer-2 Blockchain Solutions Using SNARKs" by Alex Gluchowski, Matter Labs, was cancelled)
17:00 Closing Remarks
17:15 Cocktail Reception
Practical Details: All talks will be recorded and later published on YouTube. A light lunch will be served to all conference participants. There will also be a coffee break in the afternoon as well as a networking cocktail after the conference.
Location: House of Startups, "Big Bang" room (level 0)
Sikoba Research Sàrl (http://research.sikoba.com) is a Luxembourg company incorporated in October 2018 with the purpose to conduct fundamental and applied research in the areas of cryptography, blockchain and distributed systems. It is a sister company of Sikoba Ltd (http://www.sikoba.com) which is developing an IOU platform on blockchain.
Sikoba Research is developing Isekai, a verifiable computation framework that will
allow to work with several programming languages and verifiable computation
systems while using a single code-to-circuit module.
Our goal is to make the use of ZK proofs and verifiable computing as easy as possible, especially for non-specialists.