Manta: Privacy Preserving Blockchain Platform for DeFi and More
In this talk, I am going to introduce Manta, the privacy preserving blockchain platform for DeFi. Manta solves the pseudo-anonymity problem of permissionless blockchain systems by putting privacy guarantee in the design principles. The core technique that Manta uses is zkSNARK, a zero-knowledge proof system that can verify any NP-statement efficiently with zero-knowledge. Currently, Manta has two parts, a decentralized anonymous payment layer that supports minting public tokens to private tokens, and a decentralized anonymous exchange layer that support exchanging tokens using AMM. I will cover the architecture, design choices, as well as the future vision of this project and hopefully to arise interesting discussions.
Shumo Chu is an assistant professor at UCSB.