We will be announcing our first wave of protocol users and relayers in 2019, if you would like to build on top of the protocol, please get in touch.
The AZTEC protocol uses cutting-edge zero-knowledge proofs to enable private transactions on Ethereum.
This enables the logic of transactions to be validated, whilst keeping the values encrypted.
The AZTEC protocol is not theoretical- it is live today on Ethereum Mainnet.
We are currently building a suite of tools to facilite private transactions and interoperability between dApps building Ethereum assets. This is a community-led project on Open Source technology, and we encourage interested parties to get in touch.
AZTEC combines homomorphic encryption and range proofs. Homomorphic encryption allows arithmetic checks on encrypted numbers as if they weren’t encrypted.
AZTEC's range proofs ensure that negative numbers (which in a finite field are large positive numbers) cannot subvert the double-spend check.
Finally, AZTEC's commitment scheme is a unique method of encrypting data that enables fast and efficient verification of range proofs. This reduces the gas costs of AZTEC transactions on the Ethereum network.
The AZTEC's trusted setup can be performed via a highly robust form of multiparty computation, where only one person in the protocol must act in good faith for the scheme to be secure.
AZTEC allows companies like CreditMint to provide financial services with privacy on the public chain. It can also be used by existing digital assets on Ethereum, such as ERC-20 tokens.
BA & Masters in mathematics from University of Cambridge, Graduate Diploma in Law from City Law School, and CFA Charterholder. Worked at a leading European debt fund.
Doctorate in particle physics from Oxford. Former physicist at CERN and T2K Japan. Creator of the AZTEC cryptographic protocol, and winner of global Ethereum dev competition.
École42 coding school, Paris. Five years’ experience as a web software engineer, formerly built the tech team at Entrepreneur First in London, before joining EF9 Cohort.
BEng Materials Science from Imperial College London, formerly CTO of US startup Radish. Experienced web developer and EF9 Cohort member.
BSc Computer Science from National Taiwan University. Previously at King & Wood and Senior Software Engineer at TripNotice.com. Joined AZTEC in September 2018.
MSci Physics from Imperial College London. Previously a Research Assistant at Imperial College Center for Cryptocurrency Research. Joined AZTEC in November 2018.
Co-founder, Chronos Protocol and creator of ERC-1620 standard. Active contributor to Ethereum and full-stack developer. Formerly EF10 Cohort at Entrepreneur First. Joined AZTEC in January 2019.
George graduated with a BA in Geography from Oxford in 2018, and completed the Le Wagon full-stack developer course. He joined AZTEC in January 2019 to work on business development and community.
PhD in cryptography from the Max Planck Institute, and Postdoctoral researcher focused on universal composability. Previously Quant Researcher at Winton Group, and then Applied Researcher at ConsenSys R&D arm PegaSys.
Co-founder of Ethereum. Founder of ConsenSys, the world’s leading blockchain venture studio.
Founder of New York-based Protégé Partners and MOV37, which specializes in emerging investment managers and firms using Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain.
Co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation and recipient of both the O'Reilly Open Source Award and Innovation Luminary Award. He currently works at ConsenSys as their Open Source Chief.