Aragon ZK Research is an AragonDAO guild focused on ZK research, for a future of high scalability and privacy preserving voting systems for DAOs.

We follow the latest advances in cryptography and ZKP and aim to build a deep understanding of zk-snarks research. We aim to apply this knowledge to construct useful tools that can be applied to voting and privacy in DAOs, thus helping to enable alternative governance structures.

Current projects
  • OVOTE (Offchain Voting with Onchain Trustless Execution): A L2 design for voting using validity-proofs (zkSNARK proofs), which can be understood similar as a zkRollup.
  • PoC implementation of logarithmic (and linkable) ring signatures, for private and scalable blockchain based voting (whether used alongside SNARKs/OVOTE or as a standalone protocol)
Our research activity
We are also in the process of creating trainig material in mathematics (with a focus on elliptic curve pairings) and cryptography.

About us

Alex Kampa

Team Lead. Mathematician and economist. Works on consensus algorithms and cryptography.

Vincenzo Iovino

PhD. Cryptographer. Main research interests are in cybersecurity, blockchain, cryptography, and in particular e-voting, functional encryption and ZK.

Roger Baig

PhD. Computer Science. Extensive experience as research engineer and project manager.

Rebekah Mercer

Cryptography engineer. Interested in privacy enhancing signatures and protocols.

Artem Grigor

Engineer. Currently working on private state smart contracts.

Matan Prasma

PhD. Mathematician. Focus on algebraic toplogy, machine learning algorithms and, more recently, cryptography and elliptic curves.

Arnau Cube

Research engineer with interest in cryptography. Experience in zkRollup and zkSNARKs related projects.