The ZKLux#1 conference is now over, slides and videos are available below.
Thank you to all our speakers, sponsors and everyone who attended.
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
10:30 An Introduction to Zero Knowledge Proofs [slides] - Alex Kampa, Sikoba Research
11:00 Fantom: Consensus-as-a-Service [slides] - Michael Chen, Fantom Foundation
11:20 Zero Knowledge is Crypto: 10 Mistakes You Will Probably Make and How to Avoid Them [slides] [video]
Dmitry Khovratovich, Sikoba Research
11:50 Relativistic Zero Knowledge Proofs [slides] [video] - Prof. Claude Crépeau, McGill University
12:50 Lunch Break (club sandwich buffet, "mignardises", soft drinks)
14:00 Zero Knowledge Proofs in Financial Services [slides] [video] - Markus Willms, European Investment Bank
14:30 Confidential Smart Contracts for Securities [slides] [video] - Luke Pearson, Dusk Network
15:00 Practical Applications of Zero Knowledge Proofs [slides] [video] - Guillaume Drevon, Sikoba Research
15:30 History of Blockchain and Zero Knowledge Proofs [slides] [video]
Slides by Prof. Jean-Jacques Quisquater, UC Louvain, presented by Prof. Claude Crépeau
16:00 Coffee Break
("Layer-2 Blockchain Solutions Using SNARKs" by Alex Gluchowski, Matter Labs, was cancelled)
16:15 Non-Interactive Zero Knowledge and Its Applications, Including E-Voting [slides] [video] - Vincenzo Iovino, University of Luxembourg
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)
This conference was organised by Sikoba Research
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