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ZKLux#1 
Luxembourg Zero Knowledge Days

26 - 27 June 2019

ZKP (Zero Knowledge Proofs) is a method to prove the knowledge of some fact, without revealing that fact. It is already used in several blockchains and is expected to have a major impact on applications that involve transactions, identity systems, and proprietary information in general.

The ZKLux#1 conference is now over, slides and videos are available below.
Thank you to all our speakers, sponsors and everyone who attended.

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ZKLux#2 2020

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! 

ZKLux#1 Presentation Slides & Videos

Wednesday 26th June 2019, 14:00-18:00
Technical Sessions & Hands-on Workshop

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.

16:00    Break

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

Thursday 27th June 2019, 10:30-17:00
ZKLux#1 Conference 

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)

Thanks to our ZKLux#1 Speakers

Prof. Jean-Jacques Quisquater
UC Louvain

Thanks to our Main Sponsor

Fantom Foundation

Fantom Foundation (http://fantom.foundation) is the principal sponsor of the conference. Fantom is a DAG-based distributed ledger technology stack, incorporating new methods of scalability, combined with a high-performance virtual machine and safe, secure smart contract execution. Fantom also plans to include ZKP features into its blockchain.

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Thanks to our Gold Sponsors

About Sikoba Research

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.

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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.

Conference Organisers:
Alex Kampa
ak@sikoba.com

Guillaume Drevon
gd@sikoba.com

Dmitry Khovratovich
khovratovich@gmail.com

Address:
House of Startups / LHoFT,
9 Rue du Laboratoire,
1911 Luxembourg


+352 691 46 85 81


+352 691 15 22 15


+352 691 21 47 17