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Episode 114: Exploring the Fractal transparent SNARK construction

January 29th, 2020  •  50 mins 51 secs  •  Download (34.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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This week, we explore the Fractal transparent SNARK construction with its authors Dev Ojha and Nick Spooner - both students of Alessandro Chiesa at UC Berkeley. In this episode, We explore how Fractal works, how it improves on some of the earlier work on Sonic and Marlin, how it borrows from but differentiates itself from STARKs, as well as what they discovered while working on this paper about recursive SNARKs and what makes that property possible.