Are Alex Biryukov or Dmitry Khovratovich involved in the project?


#1

I read through the Equihash paper (https://www.internetsociety.org/sites/default/files/blogs-media/equihash-asymmetric-proof-of-work-based-generalized-birthday-problem.pdf) and I was curious if Alex Biryukov or Dmitry Khovratovich are involved with the project.


#2

They wrote the POW for Equihash that is being incorporated into Zcash but I do not think they are a direct part of the team. https://z.cash/team.html


#3

Thanks for the link. It looks like quite a lot of the people who have been developing zk-SNARKs implementations are still involved.
e.g.
https://eprint.iacr.org/2013/879.pdf


#4

They're not a part of the team, but we have had email conversations with them.


#5

thanks for replay Daira