As part of Zcash Company’s commitment to security, transparency and decentralization, I wanted to point your attention to some resources that may be helpful for validating the cryptography and security of the Sapling release.
If you’d like some background on the Sapling Multi-Party Computation (MPC) process and/or you’re interested in validating the Sapling MPC protocol, I’d like to point you to the Sapling MPC blog post here https://z.cash/blog/completion-of-the-sapling-mpc/ and the independent security proof for the Sapling MPC here https://z.cash/blog/reinforcing-the-security-of-the-sapling-mpc/.
For more information about the Sapling specification, the security proof behind Sapling, or the Sapling cryptography code—these are helpful resources:
- The specification for the Sapling and Overwinter protocol: https://github.com/zcash/zips/blob/master/protocol/protocol.pdf
- Security proofs for the Sapling protocol: https://github.com/zcash/sapling-security-analysis
- The repository for most of Sapling’s cryptography: https://github.com/zcash-hackworks/sapling-crypto/.
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