Zcon2: Privacy All the Way Down

Zcon2 took place on Tuesday, June 8th and Wednesday, June 9th 2021. Zcon2 was a virtual conference, streamed on YouTubeThe first day focused on Zcash and its ecosystem, while the second day covered at broader privacy themes, including new research into zero-knowledge proofs, interoperability, network privacy, and privacy metrics. The agenda is below, with links to watch the recorded talks on YouTube.


Tuesday 8th June 2021

Session Title

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Opening Address by Jack Gavigan

User Defined Assets
Panel discussion with Ian Miers, Peter Van Valkenburgh, J.R. Willett and Matt Luongo, chaired by Jack Gavigan

A Conversation with ZOMG
The Zcash Open Major Grants Committee

Fireside Chat with Andrew Miller, Michele Lai, and Zooko Wilcox

The State of UX in the Zcash Ecosystem
Pili Guerra & Joseph van Geffen

HSMs & Hardware Wallets
Panel discussion with Juan Leni, Conrado Gouvêa, Daniel James and Steve from MiStFPGA, chaired by Jack Gavigan

The Orchard Shielded Pool, feat. Halo2
Sean Bowe, Daira Hopwood & Deirdre Connolly

Reworking the NUP
Steven Smith & Deirdre Connolly

Chelsea Komlo

Wednesday 9th June 2021

Session Title

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From Theory to Deployment: Security Evaluation of State-of-the-Art Zero-Knowledge Proof Systems
Panel discussion with Eran Tromer, Pratyush Mishra and Mary Maller, chaired by Daniel Benarroch

SNARKs on Other Ecosystems
Panel discussion with Marco Stronati, Ariel Gabizon, Barry Whitehat, and Kobi Gurkan, chaired by Anna Rose

Auditing Cryptography
Panel discussion with Thomas Pornin, isis agora lovecruft, Taylor Hornby and JP Aumasson, chaired by Liz Steininger

Interoperability Between Chains
Panel discussion with Maximilian Roszko, Matt Luongo, Zooko Wilcox and Christopher Goes, chaired by John Light

Network Privacy
Panel discussion with Giulia Fanti, George Kadianakis and Janito Vaqueiro Ferreira Filho, chaired by Alan Fairless

Governance Across Ecosystems
Panel discussion with Hudson Jameson, Zaki Manian, Evan Shapiro and David Vorick, chaired by Peter Van Valkenburgh

Everyone has Something to Hide: Measuring Privacy
Panel discussion with Ashkan Soltani, Mitchell Krawiec-Thayer, Nick Sullivan and Teor, chaired by David Campbell

Closing Remarks by Jack Gavigan

Past Zcon Events:



Code Alone Doesn't Cut It
(Las Vegas USA 2022)


Privacy All the Way Down
(Virtual 2021)



Zero to Privacy Hero
(Split, Croatia, 2019)


Privacy from A to Zcon
(Montreal, Canada, 2018)