PLONK introduces a universal trusted setup for efficient zk-SNARKs.
PLONK, is a zk-SNARK proof system designed to address Sonic's high-proof construction overheads. Unlike earlier systems such as Groth16, which required circuit-specific setups, PLONK introduced a universal and continuously updatable trusted setup. This innovation facilitates its use across multiple circuits, ensuring versatility and security. With its faster proving time and succinct verification, PLONK stands out as a significant advancement in cryptographic protocols.
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