Why has ZK become a Rising Star field?

  • The full name of zk-SNARKs is Zero Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge. Succinct means that the amount of data for the proof is relatively small and can be verified quickly; Non-interactive means that there is no or only little interaction. Argument indicates that the verifier is valid only for provers with limited computational power, and provers with sufficient computational power can falsify the proofs.
  • The full name of zk-STARKs is Zero Knowledge Scalable Transparent Argument of Knowledge.
Figure 1: StarkWare’s development roadmap (Source: official website)
Figure 2: The development roadmap of zkSync

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