How SNARKs Compress Infinite Computation
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### The problem *How SNARKs Compress Infinite Computation* solves

- The cryptography behind zkSNARKs is notoriously difficult to understand
- SNARKs are either explained in an oversimplified manner or overly complicated via papers and multi-chapter blog series
- It takes a lot of effort to gain an intuition around the core “magic” (how to flatten linear computations into a constant proof)
- Understanding the math behind SNARKs has a lot of pre-requisites that are often taken for granted

### Challenges you ran into

- Creating a simplified version of SNARKs that was mathematically accurate while still being simple enough to explain in 1 video
- Deciding what details to black box vs. explain
- Learning how to use manim to animate different mathematical concepts and steps

### Technology used

- manim
- iMovie
- 120h of Homo Sapien Brain™️compute time