The Week In Bitcoin - Issue #90: zkSNARKS, Active Blockchain Investors & Other News From The Week

This week I've included an interesting piece on zkSNARKS and Ethereum. It actually includes a believa
The Week In Bitcoin
The Week In Bitcoin - Issue #90: zkSNARKS, Active Blockchain Investors & Other News From The Week
By The Week In Bitcoin • Issue #32
This week I’ve included an interesting piece on zkSNARKS and Ethereum. It actually includes a believable use case 😱.
Also, check out CBInsights’ piece on ‘The Most Active Bitcoin And Blockchain Investors’. It’s worth noting that most of the top 10 spots are taken up by specialist digital currency and blockchain funds - which is very different from most other hot(ish) verticals. 
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News This Week
In this post we aim to give an overview of zk-SNARKs from a practical viewpoint. We will treat the actual math as a black box but will try to develop some intuitions around how we can use them, and will give a simple application of the recent work on integrating zk-SNARKs in Ethereum.
Bitcoin and blockchain investors may be signaling caution.
While the number of total deals grew from 143 in 2014 to 161 in 2015, deals fell to 132 in 2016. We took a look at the most active investors putting funding into bitcoin and blockchain startups using CB Insights data to rank venture capital firms by number of unique investments.
Source: CBInsights
Source: CBInsights
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