Kimchi
 This document specifies kimchi, a zeroknowledge proof system that’s a variant of PLONK.
 This document does not specify how circuits are created or executed, but only how to convert a circuit and its execution into a proof.
Table of content:
 Overview
 Dependencies
 Constraints
 Setup
 Proof Construction & Verification
 Optimizations
 Security Considerations
Overview
There are three main algorithms to kimchi:
 Setup: takes a circuit and produces a prover index, and a verifier index.
 Proof creation: takes the prover index, and the execution trace of the circuit to produce a proof.
 Proof verification: takes the verifier index and a proof to verify.
As part of these algorithms, a number of tables are created (and then converted into polynomials) to create a proof.
Tables used to describe a circuit
The following tables are created to describe the circuit:
Gates. A circuit is described by a series of gates, that we list in a table. The columns of the tables list the gates, while the rows are the length of the circuit. For each row, only a single gate can take a value $1$ while all other gates take the value $0$.
row  Generic  Poseidon  CompleteAdd  VarBaseMul  EndoMul  EndoMulScalar 

0  1  0  0  0  0  0 
1  0  1  0  0  0  0 
Coefficients. The coefficient table has 15 columns, and is used to tweak the gates. Currently, only the Generic and the Poseidon gates use it (refer to their own sections to see how). All other gates set their values to $0$.
row  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 

0  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / 
Wiring (or Permutation, or sigmas). For gates to take the outputs of other gates as inputs, we use a wiring table to wire registers together.
To learn about registers, see the next section.
It is defined at every row, but only for the first $7$ registers.
Each cell specifies a (row, column)
tuple that it should be wired to. Cells that are not connected to another cell are wired to themselves.
Note that if three or more registers are wired together, they must form a cycle.
For example, if register (0, 4)
is wired to both registers (80, 6)
and (90, 0)
then you would have the following table:
row  0  1  2  3  4  5  6 

0  0,0  0,1  0,2  0,3  80,6  0,5  0,6 
…  
80  80,0  80,1  80,2  80,3  80,4  80,5  90,0 
…  
90  0,4  90,1  90,2  90,3  90,4  90,5  90,6 
The lookup feature is currently optional, as it can add some overhead to the protocol. In the case where you would want to use lookups, the following tables would be needed:
Lookup Tables. The different lookup tables that are used in the circuit. For example, the XOR lookup table:
l  r  o 

1  0  1 
0  1  1 
1  1  0 
0  0  0 
Lookup selectors. A lookup selector is used to perform a number of queries in different lookup tables. Any gate can advertise its use of a lookup selector (so a lookup selector can be associated to several gates), and on which rows they want to use them (current and/or next). In cases where a gate need to use lookups in its current row only, and is the only one performing a specific combination of queries, then its gate selector can be used in place of a lookup selector. As with gates, lookup selectors (including gates used as lookup selectors) are mutually exclusives (only one can be used on a given row).
For example, suppose we have two lookup selectors:
row  ChaChaQuery  ChaChaFinalQuery 

0  0  0 
1  1  0 
Where each applies 4 queries. A query is a table describing which lookup table it queries, and the linear combination of the witness to use in the query. For example, the following table describes a query into the XOR table made out of linear combinations of registers (checking that $r_{0}⊕r_{2}=2⋅r_{1}$):
table_id  l  r  o 

XOR  1, r0  1, r2  2, r1 
Tables produced during proof creation
The following tables are created by the prover at runtime:
Registers (or Witness). Registers are also defined at every row, and are split into two types: the IO registers from $0$ to $6$ usually contain input or output of the gates (note that a gate can output a value on the next row as well).
I/O registers can be wired to each other (they’ll be forced to have the same value), no matter what row they’re on (for example, the register at row:0, col:4
can be wired to the register at row:80, col:6
).
The rest of the registers, $7$ through $14$, are called advice registers as they can store values that useful only for the row’s active gate.
Think of them as intermediary or temporary values needed in the computation when the prover executes a circuit.
row  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 

0  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  / 
Wiring (Permutation) trace. You can think of the permutation trace as an extra register that is used to enforce the wiring specified in the wiring table. It is a single column that applies on all the rows as well, which the prover computes as part of a proof.
row  pt 

0  / 
Queries trace. These are the actual values made by queries, calculated by the prover at runtime, and used to construct the proof.
Table trace. Represents the concatenation of all the lookup tables, combined into a single column at runtime by both the prover and the verifier.
Sorted trace. Represents the processed (see the lookup section) concatenation of the queries trace and the table trace. It is produced at runtime by the prover. The sorted trace is long enough that it is split in several columns.
Lookup (aggregation, or permutation) trace. This is a one column table that is similar to the wiring (permutation) trace we talked above. It is produced at runtime by the prover.
Dependencies
To specify kimchi, we rely on a number of primitives that are specified outside of this specification. In this section we list these specifications, as well as the interfaces we make use of in this specification.
Polynomial Commitments
Refer to the specification on polynomial commitments. We make use of the following functions from that specification:
PolyCom.non_hiding_commit(poly) > PolyCom::NonHidingCommitment
PolyCom.commit(poly) > PolyCom::HidingCommitment
PolyCom.evaluation_proof(poly, commitment, point) > EvaluationProof
PolyCom.verify(commitment, point, evaluation, evaluation_proof) > bool
Poseidon hash function
Refer to the specification on Poseidon. We make use of the following functions from that specification:
Poseidon.init(params) > FqSponge
Poseidon.update(field_elem)
Poseidon.finalize() > FieldElem
specify the following functions on top:
Poseidon.produce_challenge()
(TODO: uses the endomorphism)Poseidon.to_fr_sponge() > state_of_fq_sponge_before_eval, FrSponge
With the current parameters:
 SBox alpha:
7
 Width:
3
 Rate:
2
 Full rounds:
55
 Round constants:
fp_kimchi
,fq_kimchi
 MDS matrix:
fp_kimchi
,fq_kimchi
Pasta
Kimchi is made to work on cycles of curves, so the protocol switch between two fields Fq and Fr, where Fq represents the base field and Fr represents the scalar field.
See the Pasta curves specification.
Constraints
Kimchi enforces the correct execution of a circuit by creating a number of constraints and combining them together. In this section, we describe all the constraints that make up the main polynomial $f$ once combined.
We define the following functions:
combine_constraints(range_alpha, constraints)
, which takes a range of contiguous powers of alpha and a number of constraints. It returns the sum of all the constraints, where each constraint has been multiplied by a power of alpha. In other words it returns: $i∑ α_{i}⋅constraint_{i}$
The different ranges of alpha are described as follows:
 gates. Offset starts at 0 and 21 powers of $α$ are used
 Permutation. Offset starts at 21 and 3 powers of $α$ are used
As gates are mutually exclusive (a single gate is used on each row), we can reuse the same range of powers of alpha across all the gates.
Linearization
TODO
Permutation
The permutation constraints are the following 4 constraints:
The two sides of the coin (with $shift_{0}=1$):
$ z(x)⋅zkpm(x)⋅α_{PERM0}⋅(w_{0}(x)+β⋅shift_{0}x+γ)⋅(w_{1}(x)+β⋅shift_{1}x+γ)⋅(w_{2}(x)+β⋅shift_{2}x+γ)⋅(w_{3}(x)+β⋅shift_{3}x+γ)⋅(w_{4}(x)+β⋅shift_{4}x+γ)⋅(w_{5}(x)+β⋅shift_{5}x+γ)⋅(w_{6}(x)+β⋅shift_{6}x+γ) $
and
$ −1⋅z(xω)⋅zkpm(x)⋅α_{PERM0}⋅(w_{0}(x)+β⋅σ_{0}(x)+γ)⋅(w_{1}(x)+β⋅σ_{1}(x)+γ)⋅(w_{2}(x)+β⋅σ_{2}(x)+γ)⋅(w_{3}(x)+β⋅σ_{3}(x)+γ)⋅(w_{4}(x)+β⋅σ_{4}(x)+γ)⋅(w_{5}(x)+β⋅σ_{5}(x)+γ)⋅(w_{6}(x)+β⋅σ_{6}(x)+γ)⋅ $
the initialization of the accumulator:
$(z(x)−1)L_{1}(x)α_{PERM1}$
and the accumulator’s final value:
$(z(x)−1)L_{n−k}(x)α_{PERM2}$
You can read more about why it looks like that in this post.
The quotient contribution of the permutation is split into two parts $perm$ and $bnd$. They will be used by the prover.
$perm(x)= a_{PERM0}⋅zkpl(x)⋅[z(x)⋅(w_{0}(x)+γ+x⋅β⋅shift_{0})⋅(w_{1}(x)+γ+x⋅β⋅shift_{1})⋅(w_{2}(x)+γ+x⋅β⋅shift_{2})⋅(w_{3}(x)+γ+x⋅β⋅shift_{3})⋅(w_{4}(x)+γ+x⋅β⋅shift_{4})⋅(w_{5}(x)+γ+x⋅β⋅shift_{5})⋅(w_{6}(x)+γ+x⋅β⋅shift_{6})⋅−z(x⋅w)⋅(w_{0}(x)+γ+σ_{0}⋅β)⋅(w_{1}(x)+γ+σ_{1}⋅β)⋅(w_{2}(x)+γ+σ_{2}⋅β)⋅(w_{3}(x)+γ+σ_{3}⋅β)⋅(w_{4}(x)+γ+σ_{4}⋅β)⋅(w_{5}(x)+γ+σ_{5}⋅β)⋅(w_{6}(x)+γ+σ_{6}⋅β)⋅] $
and bnd
:
$bnd(x)=a_{PERM1}⋅x−1z(x)−1 +a_{PERM2}⋅x−sid[n−k]z(x)−1 $
The linearization:
$scalar⋅σ_{6}(x)$
where $scalar$ is computed as:
$z(ζω)βα_{PERM0}zkpl(ζ)⋅(γ+βσ_{0}(ζ)+w_{0}(ζ))⋅(γ+βσ_{1}(ζ)+w_{1}(ζ))⋅(γ+βσ_{2}(ζ)+w_{2}(ζ))⋅(γ+βσ_{3}(ζ)+w_{3}(ζ))⋅(γ+βσ_{4}(ζ)+w_{4}(ζ))⋅(γ+βσ_{5}(ζ)+w_{5}(ζ))⋅ $
To compute the permutation aggregation polynomial, the prover interpolates the polynomial that has the following evaluations. The first evaluation represents the initial value of the accumulator: $z(g_{0})=1$ For $i=0,⋅,n−4$, where $n$ is the size of the domain, evaluations are computed as:
$z(g_{i+1})=z_{1}/z_{2}$
with
$z_{1}= (w_{0}(g_{i}+sid(g_{i})⋅beta⋅shift_{0}+γ)⋅(w_{1}(g_{i})+sid(g_{i})⋅beta⋅shift_{1}+γ)⋅(w_{2}(g_{i})+sid(g_{i})⋅beta⋅shift_{2}+γ)⋅(w_{3}(g_{i})+sid(g_{i})⋅beta⋅shift_{3}+γ)⋅(w_{4}(g_{i})+sid(g_{i})⋅beta⋅shift_{4}+γ)⋅(w_{5}(g_{i})+sid(g_{i})⋅beta⋅shift_{5}+γ)⋅(w_{6}(g_{i})+sid(g_{i})⋅beta⋅shift_{6}+γ) $
and
$z_{2}= (w_{0}(g_{i})+σ_{0}⋅beta+γ)⋅(w_{1}(g_{i})+σ_{1}⋅beta+γ)⋅(w_{2}(g_{i})+σ_{2}⋅beta+γ)⋅(w_{3}(g_{i})+σ_{3}⋅beta+γ)⋅(w_{4}(g_{i})+σ_{4}⋅beta+γ)⋅(w_{5}(g_{i})+σ_{5}⋅beta+γ)⋅(w_{6}(g_{i})+σ_{6}⋅beta+γ) $
We randomize the evaluations at n  zk_rows + 1
and n  zk_rows + 2
in order to add
zeroknowledge to the protocol.
For a valid witness, we then have have $z(g_{n−zk_{r}ows})=1$.
Lookup
Lookups in kimchi allows you to check if a single value, or a series of values, are part of a table. The first case is useful to check for checking if a value belongs to a range (from 0 to 1,000, for example), whereas the second case is useful to check truth tables (for example, checking that three values can be found in the rows of an XOR table) or write and read from a memory vector (where one column is an index, and the other is the value stored at that index).
Similarly to the generic gate, each values taking part in a lookup can be scaled with a fixed field element.
The lookup functionality is an optin feature of kimchi that can be used by custom gates. From the user’s perspective, not using any gates that make use of lookups means that the feature will be disabled and there will be no overhead to the protocol.
Please refer to the lookup RFC for an overview of the lookup feature.
In this section, we describe the tables kimchi supports, as well as the different lookup selectors (and their associated queries)
The Lookup Tables
Kimchi currently supports two lookup tables:
/// The table ID associated with the XOR lookup table.
pub const XOR_TABLE_ID: i32 = 0;
/// The range check table ID.
pub const RANGE_CHECK_TABLE_ID: i32 = 1;
XOR
The lookup table for 4bit xor.
Note that it is constructed so that (0, 0, 0)
is the last position in the table.
This is because tables are extended to the full size of a column (essentially)
by padding them with their final value. And, having the value (0, 0, 0)
here means
that when we commit to this table and use the dummy value in the lookup_sorted
columns, those entries that have the dummy value of
$0=0+j∗0+j_{2}∗0$
will translate into a scalar multiplication by 0, which is free.
12bit Check
The range check table is a singlecolumn table containing the numbers from 0 to 2^12 (excluded). This is used to check that the value fits in 12 bits.
Runtime tables
Another type of lookup tables has been suggested in the Extended Lookup Tables.
The Lookup Selectors
XorSelector. Performs 4 queries to the XOR lookup table.
l  r  o    l  r  o    l  r  o    l  r  o 

1, r3  1, r7  1, r11    1, r4  1, r8  1, r12    1, r5  1, r9  1, r13    1, r6  1, r10  1, r14 
Producing the sorted table as the prover
Because of our ZKrows, we can’t do the trick in the plookup paper of wrapping around to enforce consistency between the sorted lookup columns.
Instead, we arrange the LookupSorted table into columns in a snakeshape.
Like so,
_ _
    
    
_ _ 
or, imagining the full sorted array is [ s0, ..., s8 ]
, like
s0 s4 s4 s8
s1 s3 s5 s7
s2 s2 s6 s6
So the direction (“increasing” or “decreasing” (relative to LookupTable) is
if i % 2 = 0 { Increasing } else { Decreasing }
Then, for each i < max_lookups_per_row
, if i % 2 = 0
, we enforce that the
last element of LookupSorted(i) = last element of LookupSorted(i + 1)
,
and if i % 2 = 1
, we enforce that
the first element of LookupSorted(i) = first element of LookupSorted(i + 1)
.
Gates
A circuit is described as a series of gates. In this section we describe the different gates currently supported by kimchi, the constraints associated to them, and the way the register table, coefficient table, and permutation can be used in conjunction.
TODO: for each gate describe how to create it?
Double Generic Gate
The double generic gate contains two generic gates.
A generic gate is simply the 2fan in gate specified in the vanilla PLONK protocol that allows us to do operations like:
 addition of two registers (into an output register)
 or multiplication of two registers
 equality of a register with a constant
More generally, the generic gate controls the coefficients $c_{i}$ in the equation:
$c_{0}⋅l+c_{1}⋅r+c_{2}⋅o+c_{3}⋅(l×r)+c_{4}$
The layout of the gate is the following:
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 

l1  r1  o1  l2  r2  o2 
where l1, r1, and o1 (resp. l2, r2, o2) are the left, right, and output registers of the first (resp. second) generic gate.
The selectors are stored in the coefficient table as:
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 

l1  r1  o1  m1  c1  l2  r2  o2  m2  c2 
with m1 (resp. m2) the mul selector for the first (resp. second) gate, and c1 (resp. c2) the constant selector for the first (resp. second) gate.
The constraints:
 $w_{0}⋅c_{0}+w_{1}⋅c_{1}+w_{2}⋅c_{2}+w_{0}⋅w_{1}⋅c_{3}+c_{4}$
 $w_{3}⋅c_{5}+w_{4}⋅c_{6}+w_{5}⋅c_{7}+w_{3}w_{4}c_{8}+c_{9}$
where the $c_{i}$ are the coefficients
.
Poseidon
The poseidon gate encodes 5 rounds of the poseidon permutation.
A state is represents by 3 field elements. For example,
the first state is represented by (s0, s0, s0)
,
and the next state, after permutation, is represented by (s1, s1, s1)
.
Below is how we store each state in the register table:
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 

s0  s0  s0  s4  s4  s4  s1  s1  s1  s2  s2  s2  s3  s3  s3 
s5  s5  s5 
The last state is stored on the next row. This last state is either used:
 with another Poseidon gate on that next row, representing the next 5 rounds.
 or with a Zero gate, and a permutation to use the output elsewhere in the circuit.
 or with another gate expecting an input of 3 field elements in its first registers.
As some of the poseidon hash variants might not use $5k$ rounds (for some $k$), the result of the 4th round is stored directly after the initial state. This makes that state accessible to the permutation.
We define $M_{r,c}$ as the MDS matrix at row $r$ and column $c$.
We define the Sbox operation as $w_{S}$ for $S$ the SPONGE_BOX
constant.
We store the 15 round constants $r_{i}$ required for the 5 rounds (3 per round) in the coefficient table:
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 

r0  r1  r2  r3  r4  r5  r6  r7  r8  r9  r10  r11  r12  r13  r14 
The initial state, stored in the first three registers, are not constrained. The following 4 states (of 3 field elements), including 1 in the next row, are constrained to represent the 5 rounds of permutation. Each of the associated 15 registers is associated to a constraint, calculated as:
first round:
 $w_{6}−(r_{0}+(M_{0,0}w_{0}+M_{0,1}w_{1}+M_{0,2}w_{2}))$
 $w_{7}−(r_{1}+(M_{1,0}w_{0}+M_{1,1}w_{1}+M_{1,2}w_{2}))$
 $w_{8}−(r_{2}+(M_{2,0}w_{0}+M_{2,1}w_{1}+M_{2,2}w_{2}))$
second round:
 $w_{9}−(r_{3}+(M_{0,0}w_{6}+M_{0,1}w_{7}+M_{0,2}w_{8}))$
 $w_{10}−(r_{4}+(M_{1,0}w_{6}+M_{1,1}w_{7}+M_{1,2}w_{8}))$
 $w_{11}−(r_{5}+(M_{2,0}w_{6}+M_{2,1}w_{7}+M_{2,2}w_{8}))$
third round:
 $w_{12}−(r_{6}+(M_{0,0}w_{9}+M_{0,1}w_{10}+M_{0,2}w_{11}))$
 $w_{13}−(r_{7}+(M_{1,0}w_{9}+M_{1,1}w_{10}+M_{1,2}w_{11}))$
 $w_{14}−(r_{8}+(M_{2,0}w_{9}+M_{2,1}w_{10}+M_{2,2}w_{11}))$
fourth round:
 $w_{3}−(r_{9}+(M_{0,0}w_{12}+M_{0,1}w_{13}+M_{0,2}w_{14}))$
 $w_{4}−(r_{10}+(M_{1,0}w_{12}+M_{1,1}w_{13}+M_{1,2}w_{14}))$
 $w_{5}−(r_{11}+(M_{2,0}w_{12}+M_{2,1}w_{13}+M_{2,2}w_{14}))$
fifth round:
 $w_{0,next}−(r_{12}+(M_{0,0}w_{3}+M_{0,1}w_{4}+M_{0,2}w_{5}))$
 $w_{1,next}−(r_{13}+(M_{1,0}w_{3}+M_{1,1}w_{4}+M_{1,2}w_{5}))$
 $w_{2,next}−(r_{14}+(M_{2,0}w_{3}+M_{2,1}w_{4}+M_{2,2}w_{5}))$
where $w_{i,next}$ is the polynomial $w_{i}(ωx)$ which points to the next row.
Elliptic Curve Addition
The layout is
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 

x1  y1  x2  y2  x3  y3  inf  same_x  s  inf_z  x21_inv 
where
(x1, y1), (x2, y2)
are the inputs and(x3, y3)
the output.inf
is a boolean that is true iff the result (x3, y3) is the point at infinity.
The rest of the values are inaccessible from the permutation argument, but
same_x
is a boolean that is true iff x1 == x2
.
The following constraints are generated:
constraint 1:
 $x_{0}=w_{2}−w_{0}$
 $(w_{10}⋅x_{0}−F(1)−w_{7})$
constraint 2:
 $x_{0}=w_{2}−w_{0}$
 $w_{7}⋅x_{0}$
constraint 3:
 $x_{0}=w_{2}−w_{0}$
 $x_{1}=w_{3}−w_{1}$
 $x_{2}=w_{0}⋅w_{0}$
 $w_{7}⋅(2⋅w_{8}⋅w_{1}−2⋅x_{2}−x_{2})+(F(1)−w_{7})⋅(x_{0}⋅w_{8}−x_{1})$
constraint 4:
 $w_{0}+w_{2}+w_{4}−w_{8}⋅w_{8}$
constraint 5:
 $w_{8}⋅(w_{0}−w_{4})−w_{1}−w_{5}$
constraint 6:
 $x_{1}=w_{3}−w_{1}$
 $x_{1}⋅(w_{7}−w_{6})$
constraint 7:
 $x_{1}=w_{3}−w_{1}$
 $x_{1}⋅w_{9}−w_{6}$
Endo Scalar
We give constraints for the endomul scalar computation.
Each row corresponds to 8 iterations of the inner loop in “Algorithm 2” on page 29 of the Halo paper.
The state of the algorithm that’s updated across iterations of the loop is (a, b)
.
It’s clear from that description of the algorithm that an iteration of the loop can
be written as
(a, b, i) >
( 2 * a + c_func(r_{2 * i}, r_{2 * i + 1}),
2 * b + d_func(r_{2 * i}, r_{2 * i + 1}) )
for some functions c_func
and d_func
. If one works out what these functions are on
every input (thinking of a twobit input as a number in ${0,1,2,3}$), one finds they
are given by

c_func(x)
, defined byc_func(0) = 0
c_func(1) = 0
c_func(2) = 1
c_func(3) = 1

d_func(x)
, defined byd_func(0) = 1
d_func(1) = 1
d_func(2) = 0
d_func(3) = 0
One can then interpolate to find polynomials that implement these functions on ${0,1,2,3}$.
You can use sage
, as
R = PolynomialRing(QQ, 'x')
c_func = R.lagrange_polynomial([(0, 0), (1, 0), (2, 1), (3, 1)])
d_func = R.lagrange_polynomial([(0, 1), (1, 1), (2, 0), (3, 0)])
Then, c_func
is given by
2/3 * x^3  5/2 * x^2 + 11/6 * x
and d_func
is given by
2/3 * x^3  7/2 * x^2 + 29/6 * x  1 <=> c_func + (x^2 + 3x  1)
We lay it out the witness as
0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  Type 

n0  n8  a0  b0  a8  b8  x0  x1  x2  x3  x4  x5  x6  x7  ENDO 
where each xi
is a twobit “crumb”.
We also use a polynomial to check that each xi
is indeed in ${0,1,2,3}$,
which can be done by checking that each $x_{i}$ is a root of the polyunomial below:
crumb(x)
= x (x  1) (x  2) (x  3)
= x^4  6*x^3 + 11*x^2  6*x
= x *(x^3  6*x^2 + 11*x  6)
Each iteration performs the following computations
 Update $n$: $n_{i+1}=2⋅n_{i}+x_{i}$
 Update $a$: $a_{i+1}=2⋅a_{i}+c_{i}$
 Update $b$: $b_{i+1}=2⋅b_{i}+d_{i}$
Then, after the 8 iterations, we compute expected values of the above operations as:
expected_n8 := 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * (2 * n0 + x0) + x1 ) + x2 ) + x3 ) + x4 ) + x5 ) + x6 ) + x7
expected_a8 := 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * (2 * a0 + c0) + c1 ) + c2 ) + c3 ) + c4 ) + c5 ) + c6 ) + c7
expected_b8 := 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * ( 2 * (2 * b0 + d0) + d1 ) + d2 ) + d3 ) + d4 ) + d5 ) + d6 ) + d7
Putting together all of the above, these are the 11 constraints for this gate
 Checking values after the 8 iterations:
 Constrain $n$:
0 = expected_n8  n8
 Constrain $a$:
0 = expected_a8  a8
 Constrain $b$:
0 = expected_b8  b8
 Constrain $n$:
 Checking the crumbs, meaning each $x$ is indeed in the range ${0,1,2,3}$:
 Constrain $x_{0}$:
0 = x0 * ( x0^3  6 * x0^2 + 11 * x0  6 )
 Constrain $x_{1}$:
0 = x1 * ( x1^3  6 * x1^2 + 11 * x1  6 )
 Constrain $x_{2}$:
0 = x2 * ( x2^3  6 * x2^2 + 11 * x2  6 )
 Constrain $x_{3}$:
0 = x3 * ( x3^3  6 * x3^2 + 11 * x3  6 )
 Constrain $x_{4}$:
0 = x4 * ( x4^3  6 * x4^2 + 11 * x4  6 )
 Constrain $x_{5}$:
0 = x5 * ( x5^3  6 * x5^2 + 11 * x5  6 )
 Constrain $x_{6}$:
0 = x6 * ( x6^3  6 * x6^2 + 11 * x6  6 )
 Constrain $x_{7}$:
0 = x7 * ( x7^3  6 * x7^2 + 11 * x7  6 )
 Constrain $x_{0}$:
Endo Scalar Multiplication
We implement custom gate constraints for short Weierstrass curve endomorphism optimised variable base scalar multiplication.
Given a finite field $F_{q}$ of order $q$, if the order is not a multiple of 2 nor 3, then an elliptic curve over $F_{q}$ in short Weierstrass form is represented by the set of points $(x,y)$ that satisfy the following equation with $a,b∈F_{q}$ and $4a_{3}+27b_{2}=_{F_{q}}0$: $E(F_{q}):y_{2}=x_{3}+ax+b$ If $P=(x_{p},y_{p})$ and $T=(x_{t},y_{t})$ are two points in the curve $E(F_{q})$, the goal of this operation is to perform the operation $2P±T$ efficiently as $(P±T)+P$.
S = (P + (b ? T : −T)) + P
The same algorithm can be used to perform other scalar multiplications, meaning it is not restricted to the case $2⋅P$, but it can be used for any arbitrary $k⋅P$. This is done by decomposing the scalar $k$ into its binary representation. Moreover, for every step, there will be a onebit constraint meant to differentiate between addition and subtraction for the operation $(P±T)+P$:
In particular, the constraints of this gate take care of 4 bits of the scalar within a single EVBSM row. When the scalar is longer (which will usually be the case), multiple EVBSM rows will be concatenated.
Row  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  Type 

i  xT  yT  Ø  Ø  xP  yP  n  xR  yR  s1  s3  b1  b2  b3  b4  EVBSM 
i+1  =  =  xS  yS  n’  xR’  yR’  s1’  s3’  b1’  b2’  b3’  b4’  EVBSM 
The layout of this gate (and the next row) allows for this chained behavior where the output point of the current row $S$ gets accumulated as one of the inputs of the following row, becoming $P$ in the next constraints. Similarly, the scalar is decomposed into binary form and $n$ ($n_{′}$ respectively) will store the current accumulated value and the next one for the check.
For readability, we define the following variables for the constraints:
endo
$:=$EndoCoefficient
xq1
$:=(1+($endo
$−1)⋅b_{1})⋅x_{t}$xq2
$:=(1+($endo
$−1)⋅b_{3})⋅x_{t}$yq1
$:=(2⋅b_{2}−1)⋅y_{t}$yq2
$:=(2⋅b_{4}−1)⋅y_{t}$
These are the 11 constraints that correspond to each EVBSM gate, which take care of 4 bits of the scalar within a single EVBSM row:
 First block:
(xq1  xp) * s1 = yq1  yp
(2 * xp – s1^2 + xq1) * ((xp – xr) * s1 + yr + yp) = (xp – xr) * 2 * yp
(yr + yp)^2 = (xp – xr)^2 * (s1^2 – xq1 + xr)
 Second block:
(xq2  xr) * s3 = yq2  yr
(2*xr – s3^2 + xq2) * ((xr – xs) * s3 + ys + yr) = (xr – xs) * 2 * yr
(ys + yr)^2 = (xr – xs)^2 * (s3^2 – xq2 + xs)
 Booleanity checks:
 Bit flag $b_{1}$:
0 = b1 * (b1  1)
 Bit flag $b_{2}$:
0 = b2 * (b2  1)
 Bit flag $b_{3}$:
0 = b3 * (b3  1)
 Bit flag $b_{4}$:
0 = b4 * (b4  1)
 Bit flag $b_{1}$:
 Binary decomposition:
 Accumulated scalar:
n_next = 16 * n + 8 * b1 + 4 * b2 + 2 * b3 + b4
 Accumulated scalar:
The constraints above are derived from the following EC Affine arithmetic equations:
 (1) => $(x_{q_{1}}−x_{p})⋅s_{1}=y_{q_{1}}−y_{p}$
 (2&3) => $(x_{p}–x_{r})⋅s_{2}=y_{r}+y_{p}$
 (2) => $(2⋅x_{p}+x_{q_{1}}–s_{1})⋅(s_{1}+s_{2})=2⋅y_{p}$
 <=> $(2⋅x_{p}–s_{1}+x_{q_{1}})⋅((x_{p}–x_{r})⋅s_{1}+y_{r}+y_{p})=(x_{p}–x_{r})⋅2⋅y_{p}$
 (3) => $s_{1}−s_{2}=x_{q_{1}}−x_{r}$
 <=> $(y_{r}+y_{p})_{2}=(x_{p}–x_{r})_{2}⋅(s_{1}–x_{q_{1}}+x_{r})$
 (4) => $(x_{q_{2}}−x_{r})⋅s_{3}=y_{q_{2}}−y_{r}$
 (5&6) => $(x_{r}–x_{s})⋅s_{4}=y_{s}+y_{r}$
 (5) => $(2⋅x_{r}+x_{q_{2}}–s_{3})⋅(s_{3}+s_{4})=2⋅y_{r}$
 <=> $(2⋅x_{r}–s_{3}+x_{q_{2}})⋅((x_{r}–x_{s})⋅s_{3}+y_{s}+y_{r})=(x_{r}–x_{s})⋅2⋅y_{r}$
 (6) => $s_{3}–s_{4}=x_{q_{2}}−x_{s}$
 <=> $(y_{s}+y_{r})_{2}=(x_{r}–x_{s})_{2}⋅(s_{3}–x_{q_{2}}+x_{s})$
Defining $s_{2}$ and $s_{4}$ as
 $s_{2}:=2∗x_{P}+x_{T}−s_{1}2⋅y_{P} −s_{1}$
 $s_{4}:=2∗x_{R}+x_{T}−s_{3}2⋅y_{R} −s_{3}$
Gives the following equations when substituting the values of $s_{2}$ and $s_{4}$:

(xq1  xp) * s1 = (2 * b1  1) * yt  yp

(2 * xp – s1^2 + xq1) * ((xp – xr) * s1 + yr + yp) = (xp – xr) * 2 * yp

(yr + yp)^2 = (xp – xr)^2 * (s1^2 – xq1 + xr)

(xq2  xr) * s3 = (2 * b2  1) * yt  yr

(2 * xr – s3^2 + xq2) * ((xr – xs) * s3 + ys + yr) = (xr – xs) * 2 * yr

(ys + yr)^2 = (xr – xs)^2 * (s3^2 – xq2 + xs)
Scalar Multiplication
We implement custom Plonk constraints for short Weierstrass curve variable base scalar multiplication.
Given a finite field $F_{q}$ of order $q$, if the order is not a multiple of 2 nor 3, then an elliptic curve over $F_{q}$ in short Weierstrass form is represented by the set of points $(x,y)$ that satisfy the following equation with $a,b∈F_{q}$ and $4a_{3}+27b_{2}=_{F_{q}}0$: $E(F_{q}):y_{2}=x_{3}+ax+b$ If $P=(x_{p},y_{p})$ and $Q=(x_{q},y_{q})$ are two points in the curve $E(F_{q})$, the algorithm we represent here computes the operation $2P+Q$ (point doubling and point addition) as $(P+Q)+Q$.
The original algorithm that is being used can be found in the Section 3.1 of https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0208038.pdf, which can perform the above operation using 1 multiplication, 2 squarings and 2 divisions (one more squaring) if $P=Q$), thanks to the fact that computing the $Y$coordinate of the intermediate addition is not required. This is more efficient to the standard algorithm that requires 1 more multiplication, 3 squarings in total and 2 divisions.
Moreover, this algorithm can be applied not only to the operation $2P+Q$, but any other scalar multiplication $kP$. This can be done by expressing the scalar $k$ in biwise form and performing a doubleandadd approach. Nonetheless, this requires conditionals to differentiate $2P$ from $2P+Q$. For that reason, we will implement the following pseudocode from https://github.com/zcash/zcash/issues/3924 (where instead, they give a variant of the above efficient algorithm for Montgomery curves $b⋅y_{2}=x_{3}+a⋅x_{2}+x$).
Acc := [2]T
for i = n1 ... 0:
Q := (k_{i + 1} == 1) ? T : T
Acc := Acc + (Q + Acc)
return (k_0 == 0) ? Acc  P : Acc
The layout of the witness requires 2 rows.
The ith row will be a VBSM
gate whereas the next row will be a ZERO
gate.
Row  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  Type 

i  xT  yT  x0  y0  n  n’  x1  y1  x2  y2  x3  y3  x4  y4  VBSM  
i+1  x5  y5  b0  b1  b2  b3  b4  s0  s1  s2  s3  s4  ZERO 
The gate constraints take care of 5 bits of the scalar multiplication.
Each single bit consists of 4 constraints.
There is one additional constraint imposed on the final number.
Thus, the VarBaseMul
gate argument requires 21 constraints.
For every bit, there will be one constraint meant to differentiate between addition and subtraction for the operation $(P±T)+P$:
S = (P + (b ? T : −T)) + P
We follow these criteria:
 If the bit is positive, the sign should be a subtraction
 If the bit is negative, the sign should be an addition
Then, paraphrasing the above, we will represent this behavior as:
S = (P  (2 * b  1) * T ) + P
Let us call Input
the point with coordinates (xI, yI)
and
Target
is the point being added with coordinates (xT, yT)
.
Then Output
will be the point with coordinates (xO, yO)
resulting from O = ( I ± T ) + I
Do not confuse our Output
point (xO, yO)
with the point at infinity that is normally represented as $O$.
In each step of the algorithm, we consider the following elliptic curves affine arithmetic equations:
 $s_{1}:=x_{i}−x_{t}y_{i}−(2⋅b−1)⋅y_{t} $
 $s_{2}:=2∗x_{i}+x_{t}−s_{1}2⋅y_{i} −s_{1}$
 $x_{o}:=x_{t}+s_{2}−s_{1}$
 $y_{o}:=s_{2}⋅(x_{i}−x_{o})−y_{i}$
For readability, we define the following 3 variables
in such a way that $s_{2}$ can be expressed as u / t
:
rx
$:=s_{1}−x_{i}−x_{t}$t
$:=x_{i}−$rx
$⟺2⋅x_{i}−s_{1}+x_{t}$u
$:=2⋅y_{i}−$t
$⋅s_{1}⟺2⋅y_{i}−s_{1}⋅(2⋅x_{i}−s_{1}+x_{t})$
Next, for each bit in the algorithm, we create the following 4 constraints that derive from the above:
 Booleanity check on the bit $b$:
0 = b * b  b
 Constrain $s_{1}$:
(xI  xT) * s1 = yI – (2b  1) * yT
 Constrain
Output
$X$coordinate $x_{o}$ and $s_{2}$:0 = u^2  t^2 * (xO  xT + s1^2)
 Constrain
Output
$Y$coordinate $y_{o}$ and $s_{2}$:0 = (yO + yI) * t  (xI  xO) * u
When applied to the 5 bits, the value of the Target
point (xT, yT)
is maintained,
whereas the values for the Input
and Output
points form the chain:
[(x0, y0) > (x1, y1) > (x2, y2) > (x3, y3) > (x4, y4) > (x5, y5)]
Similarly, 5 different s0..s4
are required, just like the 5 bits b0..b4
.
Finally, the additional constraint makes sure that the scalar is being correctly expressed into its binary form (using the doubleandadd decomposition) as: $n_{′}=2_{5}⋅n+2_{4}⋅b_{0}+2_{3}⋅b_{1}+2_{2}⋅b_{2}+2_{1}⋅b_{3}+b_{4}$ This equation is translated as the constraint:
 Binary decomposition:
0 = n'  (b4 + 2 * (b3 + 2 * (b2 + 2 * (b1 + 2 * (b0 + 2*n)))))
Range Check
The multi range check gadget is comprised of three circuit gates (RangeCheck0
,
RangeCheck1
and Zero
) and can perform range checks on three values ($v_{0},v_{1}$ and $v_{2}$) of up to 88 bits each.
Values can be copied as inputs to the multi range check gadget in two ways:
 (Standard mode) With 3 copies, by copying $v_{0},v_{1}$ and $v_{2}$ to the first
cells of the first 3 rows of the gadget. In this mode the first gate
coefficient is set to
0
.  (Compact mode) With 2 copies, by copying $v_{2}$ to the first cell of the first
row and copying $v_{10}=v_{0}+2_{ℓ}⋅v_{1}$ to the 2nd cell of row 2.
In this mode the first gate coefficient is set to
1
.
The RangeCheck0
gate can also be used on its own to perform 64bit range checks by
constraining witness cells 12 to zero.
Byteorder:
 Each cell value is in littleendian byte order
 Limbs are mapped to columns in bigendian order (i.e. the lowest columns contain the highest bits)
 We also have the highest bits covered by copy constraints and plookups, so that we can copy the highest two constraints to zero and get a 64bit lookup, which are envisioned to be a common case
The values are decomposed into limbs as follows:
L
is a 12bit lookup (or copy) limb,C
is a 2bit “crumb” limb (we call half a nybble a crumb).
<6> <8>
v0 = L L L L L L C C C C C C C C
v1 = L L L L L L C C C C C C C C
<2> <4> <18>
v2 = C C L L L L C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C
Witness structure:
Row  Contents 

0  $v_{0}$ 
1  $v_{1}$ 
2  $v_{2}$ 
3  $v_{0},v_{1},v_{2}$ 
 The first 2 rows contain $v_{0}$ and $v_{1}$ and their respective decompositions into 12bit and 2bit limbs
 The 3rd row contains $v_{2}$ and part of its decomposition: four 12bit limbs and the 1st 10 crumbs
 The final row contains $v_{0}$’s and $v_{1}$’s 5th and 6th 12bit limbs as well as the remaining 10 crumbs of $v_{2}$
Because we are constrained to 4 lookups per row, we are forced to postpone some lookups of v0 and v1 to the final row.
Constraints:
For efficiency, the limbs are constrained differently according to their type:
 12bit limbs are constrained with plookups
 2bit crumbs are constrained with degree4 constraints $x(x−1)(x−2)(x−3)$
Layout:
This is how the three 88bit inputs $v_{0},v_{1}$ and $v_{2}$ are laid out and constrained.
vipj
is the jth 12bit limb of value $v_{i}$vicj
is the jth 2bit crumb limb of value $v_{i}$
Gates  RangeCheck0  RangeCheck0  RangeCheck1  Zero 

Rows  0  1  2  3 
Cols  
0  v0  v1  v2  crumb v2c9 
MS:1  copy v0p0  copy v1p0  optional v12  crumb v2c10 
2  copy v0p1  copy v1p1  crumb v2c0  crumb v2c11 
3  plookup v0p2  plookup v1p2  plookup v2p0  plookup v0p0 
4  plookup v0p3  plookup v1p3  plookup v2p1  plookup v0p1 
5  plookup v0p4  plookup v1p4  plookup v2p2  plookup v1p0 
6  plookup v0p5  plookup v1p5  plookup v2p3  plookup v1p1 
7  crumb v0c0  crumb v1c0  crumb v2c1  crumb v2c12 
8  crumb v0c1  crumb v1c1  crumb v2c2  crumb v2c13 
9  crumb v0c2  crumb v1c2  crumb v2c3  crumb v2c14 
10  crumb v0c3  crumb v1c3  crumb v2c4  crumb v2c15 
11  crumb v0c4  crumb v1c4  crumb v2c5  crumb v2c16 
12  crumb v0c5  crumb v1c5  crumb v2c6  crumb v2c17 
13  crumb v0c6  crumb v1c6  crumb v2c7  crumb v2c18 
LS:14  crumb v0c7  crumb v1c7  crumb v2c8  crumb v2c19 
The 12bit chunks are constrained with plookups and the 2bit crumbs are constrained with degree4 constraints of the form $x(x−1)(x−2)(x−3)$.
Note that copy denotes a plookup that is deferred to the 4th gate (i.e. Zero
).
This is because of the limitation that we have at most 4 lookups per row.
The copies are constrained using the permutation argument.
Gate types:
Different rows are constrained using different CircuitGate
types
Row  CircuitGate  Purpose 

0  RangeCheck0  Partially constrain $v_{0}$ 
1  RangeCheck0  Partially constrain $v_{1}$ 
2  RangeCheck1  Fully constrain $v_{2}$ (and trigger plookups constraints on row 3) 
3  Zero  Complete the constraining of $v_{0}$ and $v_{1}$ using lookups 
Each CircuitGate type corresponds to a unique polynomial and thus is assigned its own unique powers of alpha
RangeCheck0
 Range check constraints
 This circuit gate is used to partially constrain values $v_{0}$ and $v_{1}$
 Optionally, it can be used on its own as a single 64bit range check by constraining columns 1 and 2 to zero
 The rest of $v_{0}$ and $v_{1}$ are constrained by the lookups in the
Zero
gate row  This gate operates on the
Curr
row
It uses three different types of constraints:
 copy  copy to another cell (12bits)
 plookup  plookup (12bits)
 crumb  degree4 constraint (2bits)
Given value v
the layout looks like this
Column  Curr 

0  v 
1  copy vp0 
2  copy vp1 
3  plookup vp2 
4  plookup vp3 
5  plookup vp4 
6  plookup vp5 
7  crumb vc0 
8  crumb vc1 
9  crumb vc2 
10  crumb vc3 
11  crumb vc4 
12  crumb vc5 
13  crumb vc6 
14  crumb vc7 
where the notation vpi
and vci
defined in the “Layout” section above.
RangeCheck1
 Range check constraints
 This circuit gate is used to fully constrain $v_{2}$
 It operates on the
Curr
andNext
rows
It uses two different types of constraints:
 plookup  plookup (12bits)
 crumb  degree4 constraint (2bits)
Given value v2
the layout looks like this
Column  Curr  Next 

0  v2  crumb v2c9 
1  optional v12  crumb v2c10 
2  crumb v2c0  crumb v2c11 
3  plookup v2p0  (ignored) 
4  plookup v2p1  (ignored) 
5  plookup v2p2  (ignored) 
6  plookup v2p3  (ignored) 
7  crumb v2c1  crumb v2c12 
8  crumb v2c2  crumb v2c13 
9  crumb v2c3  crumb v2c14 
10  crumb v2c4  crumb v2c15 
11  crumb v2c5  crumb v2c16 
12  crumb v2c6  crumb v2c17 
13  crumb v2c7  crumb v2c18 
14  crumb v2c8  crumb v2c19 
where the notation v2ci
and v2pi
defined in the “Layout” section above.
Foreign Field Addition
These circuit gates are used to constrain that
left_input +/ right_input = field_overflow * foreign_modulus + result
Documentation
For more details please see the Foreign Field Addition chapter.
Mapping
To make things clearer, the following mapping between the variable names used in the code and those of the RFC document can be helpful.
left_input_lo > a0 right_input_lo > b0 result_lo > r0 bound_lo > u0
left_input_mi > a1 right_input_mi > b1 result_mi > r1 bound_mi > u1
left_input_hi > a2 right_input_hi > b2 result_hi > r2 bound_hi > u2
field_overflow > q
sign > s
carry_lo > c0
carry_mi > c1
bound_carry_lo > k0
bound_carry_mi > k1
Note: Our limbs are 88bit long. We denote with:
lo
the least significant limb (in littleendian, this is from 0 to 87)mi
the middle limb (in littleendian, this is from 88 to 175)hi
the most significant limb (in littleendian, this is from 176 to 263)
Let left_input_lo
, left_input_mi
, left_input_hi
be 88bit limbs of the left element
Let right_input_lo
, right_input_mi
, right_input_hi
be 88bit limbs of the right element
Let foreign_modulus_lo
, foreign_modulus_mi
, foreign_modulus_hi
be 88bit limbs of the foreign modulus
Then the limbs of the result are
result_lo = left_input_lo +/ right_input_lo  field_overflow * foreign_modulus_lo  2^{88} * result_carry_lo
result_mi = left_input_mi +/ right_input_mi  field_overflow * foreign_modulus_mi  2^{88} * result_carry_mi + result_carry_lo
result_hi = left_input_hi +/ right_input_hi  field_overflow * foreign_modulus_hi + result_carry_mi
field_overflow
$=0$ or $1$ or $−1$ handles overflows in the field
result_carry_i
$=−1,0,1$ are auxiliary variables that handle carries between limbs
Apart from the range checks of the chained inputs, we need to do an additional range check for a final bound
to make sure that the result is less than the modulus, by adding 2^{3*88}  foreign_modulus
to it.
(This can be computed easily from the limbs of the modulus)
Note that 2^{264}
as limbs represents: (0, 0, 0, 1) then:
The upperbound check can be calculated as:
bound_lo = result_lo  foreign_modulus_lo  bound_carry_lo * 2^{88}
bound_mi = result_mi  foreign_modulus_mi  bound_carry_mi * 2^{88} + bound_carry_lo
bound_hi = result_hi  foreign_modulus_hi + 2^{88} + bound_carry_mi
Which is equivalent to another foreign field addition with right input 2^{264}, q = 1 and s = 1
bound_lo = result_lo + s * 0  q * foreign_modulus_lo  bound_carry_lo * 2^{88}
bound_mi = result_mi + s * 0  q * foreign_modulus_mi  bound_carry_mi * 2^{88} + bound_carry_lo
bound_hi = result_hi + s * 2^{88}  q * foreign_modulus_hi + bound_carry_mi
bound_carry_i
$=0$ or $1$ or $−1$ are auxiliary variables that handle carries between limbs
The range check of bound
can be skipped until the end of the operations
and result
is an intermediate value that is unused elsewhere (since the final result
must have had the right amount of moduli subtracted along the way, meaning a multiple of the modulus).
In other words, intermediate results could potentially give a valid witness that satisfies the constraints
but where the result is larger than the modulus (yet smaller than 2^{264}). The reason that we have a
final bound check is to make sure that the final result (min_result
) is indeed the minimum one
(meaning less than the modulus).
A more optimized version of these constraints is able to reduce by 2 the number of constraints and by 1 the number of witness cells needed. The idea is to condense the low and middle limbs in one longer limb of 176 bits (which fits inside our native field) and getting rid of the low carry flag. With this idea in mind, the sole carry flag we need is the one located between the middle and the high limbs.
Layout
The sign of the operation (whether it is an addition or a subtraction) is stored in the fourth coefficient as a value +1 (for addition) or 1 (for subtraction). The first 3 coefficients are the 3 limbs of the foreign modulus. One could lay this out as a doublewidth gate for chained foreign additions and a final row, e.g.:
col  ForeignFieldAdd  chain ForeignFieldAdd  final ForeignFieldAdd  final Zero 

0  left_input_lo (copy)  result_lo (copy)  min_result_lo (copy)  bound_lo (copy) 
1  left_input_mi (copy)  result_mi (copy)  min_result_mi (copy)  bound_mi (copy) 
2  left_input_hi (copy)  result_hi (copy)  min_result_hi (copy)  bound_hi (copy) 
3  right_input_lo (copy)  0 (check)  
4  right_input_mi (copy)  0 (check)  
5  right_input_hi (copy)  2^88 (check)  
6  field_overflow (copy?)  1 (check)  
7  carry  bound_carry  
8  
9  
10  
11  
12  
13  
14 
We reuse the foreign field addition gate for the final bound check since this is an addition with a specific parameter structure. Checking that the correct right input, overflow, and overflow are used shall be done by copy constraining these values with a public input value. One could have a specific gate for just this check requiring less constrains, but the cost of adding one more selector gate outweights the savings of one row and a few constraints of difference.
Integration
 Copy final overflow bit from public input containing value 1 * Range check the final bound
Foreign Field Multiplication
This gadget is used to constrain that
left_input * right_input = quotient * foreign_field_modulus + remainder
Documentation
For more details please see the Foreign Field Multiplication chapter or the original Foreign Field Multiplication RFC
Notations
For clarity, we use more descriptive variable names in the code than in the RFC, which uses mathematical notations.
In order to relate the two documents, the following mapping between the variable names used in the code and those of the RFC can be helpful.
left_input0 => a0 right_input0 => b0 quotient0 => q0 remainder01 => r01
left_input1 => a1 right_input1 => b1 quotient1 => q1
left_input2 => a2 right_input2 => b2 quotient2 => q2 remainder2 => r2
product1_lo => p10 product1_hi_0 => p110 product1_hi_1 => p111
carry0 => v0 carry1_lo => v10 carry1_hi => v11
quotient_hi_bound => q'2
Suffixes
The variable names in this code uses descriptive suffixes to convey information about the
positions of the bits referred to. When a word is split into up to n
parts
we use: 0
, 1
… n
(where n
is the most significant). For example, if we split
word x
into three limbs, we’d name them x0
, x1
and x2
or x[0]
, x[1]
and x[2]
.
Continuing in this fashion, when one of those words is subsequently split in half, then we
add the suffixes _lo
and _hi
, where hi
corresponds to the most significant bits.
For our running example, x1
would become x1_lo
and x1_hi
. If we are splitting into
more than two things, then we pick meaningful names for each.
So far we’ve explained our conventions for a splitting depth of up to 2. For splitting
deeper than two, we simply cycle back to our depth 1 suffixes again. So for example, x1_lo
would be split into x1_lo_0
and x1_lo_1
.
Parameters
hi_foreign_field_modulus
:= high limb of foreign field modulus $f$ (stored in gate coefficient 0)neg_foreign_field_modulus
:= negated foreign field modulus $f’$ (stored in gate coefficients 13)n
:= the native field modulus is obtainable fromF
, the native field’s trait bound
Witness
left_input
:= left foreign field element multiplicand $ ~\in F_f$right_input
:= right foreign field element multiplicand $ ~\in F_f$quotient
:= foreign field quotient $ ~\in F_f$remainder
:= foreign field remainder $ ~\in F_f$carry0
:= 2 bit carrycarry1_lo
:= low 88 bits ofcarry1
carry1_hi
:= high 3 bits ofcarry1
product1_lo
:= lowest 88 bits of middle intermediate productproduct1_hi_0
:= lowest 88 bits of middle intermediate product’s highest 88 + 2 bitsproduct1_hi_1
:= highest 2 bits of middle intermediate productquotient_hi_bound
:= quotient high bound for checkingq2 ≤ f2
Layout
The foreign field multiplication gate’s rows are laid out like this
col  ForeignFieldMul  Zero 

0  left_input0 (copy)  remainder01 (copy) 
1  left_input1 (copy)  remainder2 (copy) 
2  left_input2 (copy)  quotient0 (copy) 
3  right_input0 (copy)  quotient1 (copy) 
4  right_input1 (copy)  quotient2 (copy) 
5  right_input2 (copy)  quotient_hi_bound (copy) 
6  product1_lo (copy)  product1_hi_0 (copy) 
7  carry1_0 (plookup)  product1_hi_1 (dummy) 
8  `carry1_12 (plookup)  carry1_48 (plookup) 
9  carry1_24 (plookup)  carry1_60 (plookup) 
10  carry1_36 (plookup)  carry1_72 (plookup) 
11  carry1_84  carry0 
12  carry1_86  
13  carry1_88  
14  carry1_90 
Rotation
Rotation of a 64bit word by a known offset
Rot64
onstrains knownlength rotation of 64bit words:
 This circuit gate is used to constrain that a 64bit word is rotated by $r < 64$ bits to the “left”.
 The rotation is performed towards the most significant side (thus, the new LSB is fed with the old MSB).
 This gate operates on the
Curr
andNext
rows.
The idea is to split the rotation operation into two parts:
 Shift to the left
 Add the excess bits to the right
We represent shifting with multiplication modulo $2^{64}$. That is, for each word to be rotated, we provide in
the witness a quotient and a remainder, similarly to ForeignFieldMul
such that the following operation holds:
$$word \cdot 2^{rot} = quotient \cdot 2^{64} + remainder$$
Then, the remainder corresponds to the shifted word, and the quotient corresponds to the excess bits.
$$word \cdot 2^{rot} = excess \cdot 2^{64} + shifted$$
Thus, in order to obtain the rotated word, we need to add the quotient and the remainder as follows:
$$rotated = shifted + excess$$
The input word is known to be of length 64 bits. All we need for soundness is check that the shifted and excess parts of the word have the correct size as well. That means, we need to range check that:
$$ \begin{aligned} excess &< 2^{rot}\ shifted &< 2^{64} \end{aligned} $$
The latter can be obtained with a RangeCheck0
gate setting the two most significant limbs to zero.
The former is equivalent to the following check:
$$bound = excess  2^{rot} + 2^{64} < 2^{64}$$
which is doable with the constraints in a RangeCheck0
gate. Since our current row within the Rot64
gate
is almost empty, we can use it to perform the range check within the same gate. Then, using the following layout
and assuming that the gate has a coefficient storing the value $2^{rot}$, which is publicly known
Gate  Rot64  RangeCheck0 gadgets (designer’s duty) 

Column  Curr  Next 
——  —————––  –––––––– 
0  copy word  shifted 
1  copy rotated  0 
2  excess  0 
3  bound_limb0  shifted_limb0 
4  bound_limb1  shifted_limb1 
5  bound_limb2  shifted_limb2 
6  bound_limb3  shifted_limb3 
7  bound_crumb0  shifted_crumb0 
8  bound_crumb1  shifted_crumb1 
9  bound_crumb2  shifted_crumb2 
10  bound_crumb3  shifted_crumb3 
11  bound_crumb4  shifted_crumb4 
12  bound_crumb5  shifted_crumb5 
13  bound_crumb6  shifted_crumb6 
14  bound_crumb7  shifted_crumb7 
In Keccak, rotations are performed over a 5x5 matrix state of wbit words each cell. The values used to perform the rotation are fixed, public, and known in advance, according to the following table, depending on the coordinate of each cell within the 5x5 matrix state:
y \ x  0  1  2  3  4 

0  0  36  3  105  210 
1  1  300  10  45  66 
2  190  6  171  15  253 
3  28  55  153  21  120 
4  91  276  231  136  78 
But since we will always be using 64bit words in our Keccak usecase ($w = 64$), we can have an equivalent table with these values modulo 64 to avoid needing multiple passes of the rotation gate (a single step would cause overflows otherwise):
y \ x  0  1  2  3  4 

0  0  36  3  41  18 
1  1  44  10  45  2 
2  62  6  43  15  61 
3  28  55  25  21  56 
4  27  20  39  8  14 
Since there is one value of the coordinates (x, y) where the rotation is 0 bits, we can skip that step in the gadget. This will save us one gate, and thus the whole 251=24 rotations will be performed in just 48 rows.
Xor
Xor16
 Chainable XOR constraints for words of multiples of 16 bits.
 This circuit gate is used to constrain that
in1
xored within2
equalsout
 The length of
in1
,in2
andout
must be the same and a multiple of 16bits.  This gate operates on the
Curr
andNext
rows.
It uses three different types of constraints:
 copy  copy to another cell (32bits)
 plookup  xortable plookup (4bits)
 decomposition  the constraints inside the gate
The 4bit nybbles are assumed to be laid out with 0
column being the least significant nybble.
Given values in1
, in2
and out
, the layout looks like this:
Column  Curr  Next 

0  copy in1  copy in1' 
1  copy in2  copy in2' 
2  copy out  copy out' 
3  plookup0 in1_0  
4  plookup1 in1_1  
5  plookup2 in1_2  
6  plookup3 in1_3  
7  plookup0 in2_0  
8  plookup1 in2_1  
9  plookup2 in2_2  
10  plookup3 in2_3  
11  plookup0 out_0  
12  plookup1 out_1  
13  plookup2 out_2  
14  plookup3 out_3 
One single gate with next values of in1'
, in2'
and out'
being zero can be used to check
that the original in1
, in2
and out
had 16bits. We can chain this gate 4 times as follows
to obtain a gadget for 64bit words XOR:
Row  CircuitGate  Purpose 

0  Xor16  Xor 2 least significant bytes of the words 
1  Xor16  Xor next 2 bytes of the words 
2  Xor16  Xor next 2 bytes of the words 
3  Xor16  Xor 2 most significant bytes of the words 
4  Generic  Zero values, can be reused as generic gate 
We could halve the number of rows of the 64bit XOR gadget by having lookups for 8 bits at a time, but for now we will use the 4bit XOR table that we have. Rough computations show that if we run 8 or more Keccaks in one circuit we should use the 8bit XOR table.
Gadgets
Here we describe basic gadgets that we build using a combination of the gates described above.
Not
We implement NOT, i.e. bitwise negation, as a gadget in two different ways, needing no new gate type for it. Instead, it reuses the XOR gadget and the Generic gate.
The first version of the NOT gadget reuses Xor16
by making the following observation: the bitwise NOT operation is equivalent to the
bitwise XOR operation with the all one words of a certain length. In other words,
$$\neg x = x \oplus 1^$$
where $1^$ denotes a bitstring of all ones of length $x$. Let $x_i$ be the $i$th bit of $x$, the intuition is that if $x_i = 0$ then
XOR with $1$ outputs $1$, thus negating $x_i$. Similarly, if $x_i = 1$ then XOR with 1 outputs 0, again negating $x_i$. Thus, bitwise XOR
with $1^*$ is equivalent to bitwise negation (i.e. NOT).
Then, if we take the XOR gadget with a second input to be the all one word of the same length, that gives us the NOT gadget.
The correct length can be imposed by having a public input containing the 2^bits  1
value and wiring it to the second input of the XOR gate.
This approach needs as many rows as an XOR would need, for a single negation, but it comes with the advantage of making sure the input is of a certain length.
The other approach can be more efficient if we already know the length of the inputs. For example, the input may be the input of a range check gate, or the output of a previous XOR gadget (which will be the case in our Keccak usecase). In this case, we simply perform the negation as a subtraction of the input word from the all one word (which again can be copied from a public input). This comes with the advantage of holding up to 2 word negations per row (an eighttimes improvement over the XOR approach), but it requires the user to know the length of the input.
NOT Layout using XOR
Here we show the layout of the NOT gadget using the XOR approach. The gadget needs a row with a public input containing the allone word of the given length. Then, a number of XORs
follow, and a final Zero
row is needed. In this case, the NOT gadget needs $\ceil(\frac{x}{16})$ Xor16
gates, that means one XOR row for every 16 bits of the input word.
Row  CircuitGate  Purpose 

pub  Generic  Leading row with the public $1^*$ value 
i…i+n1  Xor16  Negate every 4 nybbles of the word, from least to most significant 
i+n  Generic  Constrain that the final row is all zeros for correctness of Xor gate 
NOT Layout using Generic gates
Here we show the layout of the NOT gadget using the Generic approach. The gadget needs a row with a public input containing the allone word of the given length, exactly as above. Then, one Generic gate reusing the allone word as left inputs can be used to negate up to two words per row. This approach requires that the input word is known (or constrained) to have a given length.
Row  CircuitGate  Purpose 

pub  Generic  Leading row with the public $1^*$ value 
i  Generic  Negate one or two words of the length given by the length of the allone word 
And
We implement the AND gadget making use of the XOR gadget and the Generic gate. A new gate type is not needed, but we could potentially
add an And16
gate type reusing the same ideas of Xor16
so as to save one final generic gate, at the cost of one additional AND
lookup table that would have the same size as that of the Xor.
For now, we are willing to pay this small overhead and produce AND gadget as follows:
We observe that we can express bitwise addition as follows: $$A + B = (A \oplus B) + 2 \cdot (A \wedge B)$$
where $\oplus$ is the bitwise XOR operation, $\wedge$ is the bitwise AND operation, and $+$ is the addition operation. In other words, the value of the addition is nothing but the XOR of its operands, plus the carry bit if both operands are 1. Thus, we can rewrite the above equation to obtain a definition of the AND operation as follows: $$A \wedge B = \frac{A + B  (A \oplus B)}{2}$$ Let us define the following operations for better readability:
a + b = sum
a x b = xor
a ^ b = and
Then, we can rewrite the above equation as follows: $$ 2 \cdot and = sum  xor $$ which can be expressed as a double generic gate.
Then, our AND gadget for $n$ bytes looks as follows:
 $n/8$ Xor16 gates
 1 (single) Generic gate to check that the final row of the XOR chain is all zeros.
 1 (double) Generic gate to check sum $a + b = sum$ and the conjunction equation $2\cdot and = sum  xor$.
Finally, we connect the wires in the following positions (apart from the ones already connected for the XOR gates):

Column 2 of the first Xor16 row (the output of the XOR operation) is connected to the right input of the second generic operation of the last row.

Column 2 of the first generic operation of the last row is connected to the left input of the second generic operation of the last row. Meaning,

the
xor
ina x b = xor
is connected to thexor
in2 \cdot and = sum  xor

the
sum
ina + b = sum
is connected to thesum
in2 \cdot and = sum  xor
Setup
In this section we specify the setup that goes into creating two indexes from a circuit:
 A prover index, necessary for the prover to create proofs.
 A verifier index, necessary for the verifier to verify proofs.
The circuit creation part is not specified in this document. It might be specified in a separate document, or we might want to specify how to create the circuit description tables.
As such, the transformation of a circuit into these two indexes can be seen as a compilation step. Note that the prover still needs access to the original circuit to create proofs, as they need to execute it to create the witness (register table).
Common Index
In this section we describe data that both the prover and the verifier index share.
URS
(Uniform Reference String) The URS is a set of parameters that is generated once, and shared between the prover and the verifier.
It is used for polynomial commitments, so refer to the polycommitment specification for more details.
Kimchi currently generates the URS based on the circuit, and attach it to the index. So each circuit can potentially be accompanied with a different URS. On the other hand, Mina reuses the same URS for multiple circuits (see zkapps for more details).
Domain
. A domain large enough to contain the circuit and the zeroknowledge rows (used to provide zeroknowledge to the protocol). Specifically, the smallest subgroup in our field that has order greater or equal to n + ZK_ROWS
, with n
is the number of gates in the circuit.
TODO: what if the domain is larger than the URS?
Note that in this specification we always assume that the first element of a domain is $1$.
Shifts
. As part of the permutation, we need to create PERMUTS
shifts.
To do that, the following logic is followed (in pseudo code):
(TODO: move shift creation within the permutation section?)
shifts[0] = 1 # first shift is identity
for i in 0..7: # generate 7 shifts
i = 7
shift, i = sample(domain, i)
while shifts.contains(shift) do:
shift, i = sample(domain, i)
shift[i] = shift
def sample(domain, i):
i += 1
shift = Field(Blake2b512(to_be_bytes(i)))
while is_not_quadratic_non_residue(shift)  domain.contains(shift):
i += 1
shift = Field(Blake2b512(to_be_bytes(i)))
return shift, i
Public
. This variable simply contains the number of public inputs. (TODO: actually, it’s not contained in the verifier index)
The compilation steps to create the common index are as follow:

If the circuit is less than 2 gates, abort.

Compute the number of zeroknowledge rows (
zk_rows
) that will be required to achieve zeroknowledge. The following constraints apply tozk_rows
: The number of chunks
c
results in an evaluation atzeta
andzeta * omega
in each column for2*c
evaluations per column, sozk_rows >= 2*c + 1
.  The permutation argument interacts with the
c
chunks in parallel, so it is possible to crosscorrelate between them to compromise zero knowledge. We know that there is somec >= 1
such thatzk_rows = 2*c + k
from the above. Thus, attempting to find the evaluation at a new point, we find that: the evaluation of every witness column in the permutation contains
k
unknowns;  the evaluations of the permutation argument aggregation has
k1
unknowns;  the permutation argument applies on all but
zk_rows  3
rows;  and thus we form the equation
zk_rows  3 < 7 * k + (k  1)
to ensure that we can construct fewer equations than we have unknowns.
 the evaluation of every witness column in the permutation contains
This simplifies to
k > (2 * c  2) / 7
, givingzk_rows > (16 * c  2) / 7
. We can derivec
from themax_poly_size
supported by the URS, and thus we findzk_rows
anddomain_size
satisfying the fixpointzk_rows = (16 * (domain_size / max_poly_size) + 5) / 7 domain_size = circuit_size + zk_rows
 The number of chunks

Create a domain for the circuit. That is, compute the smallest subgroup of the field that has order greater or equal to
n + zk_rows
elements. 
Pad the circuit: add zero gates to reach the domain size.

sample the
PERMUTS
shifts.
Lookup Index
If lookup is used, the following values are added to the common index:
LookupSelectors
. The list of lookup selectors used. In practice, this tells you which lookup tables are used.
TableIds
. This is a list of table ids used by the Lookup gate.
MaxJointSize
. This is the maximum number of columns appearing in the lookup tables used by the lookup selectors. For example, the XOR lookup has 3 columns.
To create the index, follow these steps:

If no lookup is used in the circuit, do not create a lookup index

Get the lookup selectors and lookup tables that are specified implicitly

Concatenate explicit runtime lookup tables with the ones (implicitly) used by gates.

Get the highest number of columns
max_table_width
that a lookup table can have. 
Create the concatenated table of all the fixed lookup tables. It will be of height the size of the domain, and of width the maximum width of any of the lookup tables. In addition, create an additional column to store all the tables’ table IDs.
For example, if you have a table with ID 0
1 2 3 5 6 7 0 0 0 and another table with ID 1
8 9 the concatenated table in a domain of size 5 looks like this:
1 2 3 5 6 7 0 0 0 8 9 0 0 0 0 with the table id vector:
table id 0 0 0 1 0 To do this, for each table:
 Update the corresponding entries in a table id vector (of size the domain as well) with the table ID of the table.
 Copy the entries from the table to new rows in the corresponding columns of the concatenated table.
 Fill in any unused columns with 0 (to match the dummy value)

Pad the end of the concatened table with the dummy value.

Pad the end of the table id vector with 0s.

precompute polynomial and evaluation form for the look up tables

precompute polynomial and evaluation form for the table IDs, only if a table with an ID different from zero was used.
Prover Index
Both the prover and the verifier index, besides the common parts described above, are made out of precomputations which can be used to speed up the protocol. These precomputations are optimizations, in the context of normal proofs, but they are necessary for recursion.
pub struct ProverIndex<G: KimchiCurve, OpeningProof: OpenProof<G>> {
/// constraints system polynomials
#[serde(bound = "ConstraintSystem<G::ScalarField>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub cs: ConstraintSystem<G::ScalarField>,
/// The symbolic linearization of our circuit, which can compile to concrete types once certain values are learned in the protocol.
#[serde(skip)]
pub linearization: Linearization<Vec<PolishToken<G::ScalarField, Column>>, Column>,
/// The mapping between powers of alpha and constraints
#[serde(skip)]
pub powers_of_alpha: Alphas<G::ScalarField>,
/// polynomial commitment keys
#[serde(skip)]
#[serde(bound(deserialize = "OpeningProof::SRS: Default"))]
pub srs: Arc<OpeningProof::SRS>,
/// maximal size of polynomial section
pub max_poly_size: usize,
#[serde(bound = "ColumnEvaluations<G::ScalarField>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub column_evaluations: ColumnEvaluations<G::ScalarField>,
/// The verifier index corresponding to this prover index
#[serde(skip)]
pub verifier_index: Option<VerifierIndex<G, OpeningProof>>,
/// The verifier index digest corresponding to this prover index
#[serde_as(as = "Option<o1_utils::serialization::SerdeAs>")]
pub verifier_index_digest: Option<G::BaseField>,
}
Verifier Index
Same as the prover index, we have a number of precomputations as part of the verifier index.
#[serde_as]
#[derive(Serialize, Deserialize, Debug, Clone)]
pub struct LookupVerifierIndex<G: CommitmentCurve> {
pub joint_lookup_used: bool,
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub lookup_table: Vec<PolyComm<G>>,
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub lookup_selectors: LookupSelectors<PolyComm<G>>,
/// Table IDs for the lookup values.
/// This may be `None` if all lookups originate from table 0.
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub table_ids: Option<PolyComm<G>>,
/// Information about the specific lookups used
pub lookup_info: LookupInfo,
/// An optional selector polynomial for runtime tables
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub runtime_tables_selector: Option<PolyComm<G>>,
}
#[serde_as]
#[derive(Serialize, Deserialize, Debug, Clone)]
pub struct VerifierIndex<G: KimchiCurve, OpeningProof: OpenProof<G>> {
/// evaluation domain
#[serde_as(as = "o1_utils::serialization::SerdeAs")]
pub domain: D<G::ScalarField>,
/// maximal size of polynomial section
pub max_poly_size: usize,
/// the number of randomized rows to achieve zero knowledge
pub zk_rows: u64,
/// polynomial commitment keys
#[serde(skip)]
#[serde(bound(deserialize = "OpeningProof::SRS: Default"))]
pub srs: Arc<OpeningProof::SRS>,
/// number of public inputs
pub public: usize,
/// number of previous evaluation challenges, for recursive proving
pub prev_challenges: usize,
// index polynomial commitments
/// permutation commitment array
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub sigma_comm: [PolyComm<G>; PERMUTS],
/// coefficient commitment array
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub coefficients_comm: [PolyComm<G>; COLUMNS],
/// coefficient commitment array
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub generic_comm: PolyComm<G>,
// poseidon polynomial commitments
/// poseidon constraint selector polynomial commitment
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub psm_comm: PolyComm<G>,
// ECC arithmetic polynomial commitments
/// EC addition selector polynomial commitment
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub complete_add_comm: PolyComm<G>,
/// EC variable base scalar multiplication selector polynomial commitment
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub mul_comm: PolyComm<G>,
/// endoscalar multiplication selector polynomial commitment
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub emul_comm: PolyComm<G>,
/// endoscalar multiplication scalar computation selector polynomial commitment
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub endomul_scalar_comm: PolyComm<G>,
/// RangeCheck0 polynomial commitments
#[serde(bound = "Option<PolyComm<G>>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub range_check0_comm: Option<PolyComm<G>>,
/// RangeCheck1 polynomial commitments
#[serde(bound = "Option<PolyComm<G>>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub range_check1_comm: Option<PolyComm<G>>,
/// Foreign field addition gates polynomial commitments
#[serde(bound = "Option<PolyComm<G>>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub foreign_field_add_comm: Option<PolyComm<G>>,
/// Foreign field multiplication gates polynomial commitments
#[serde(bound = "Option<PolyComm<G>>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub foreign_field_mul_comm: Option<PolyComm<G>>,
/// Xor commitments
#[serde(bound = "Option<PolyComm<G>>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub xor_comm: Option<PolyComm<G>>,
/// Rot commitments
#[serde(bound = "Option<PolyComm<G>>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub rot_comm: Option<PolyComm<G>>,
/// wire coordinate shifts
#[serde_as(as = "[o1_utils::serialization::SerdeAs; PERMUTS]")]
pub shift: [G::ScalarField; PERMUTS],
/// zeroknowledge polynomial
#[serde(skip)]
pub permutation_vanishing_polynomial_m: OnceCell<DensePolynomial<G::ScalarField>>,
// TODO(mimoo): isn't this redundant with domain.d1.group_gen ?
/// domain offset for zeroknowledge
#[serde(skip)]
pub w: OnceCell<G::ScalarField>,
/// endoscalar coefficient
#[serde(skip)]
pub endo: G::ScalarField,
#[serde(bound = "PolyComm<G>: Serialize + DeserializeOwned")]
pub lookup_index: Option<LookupVerifierIndex<G>>,
#[serde(skip)]
pub linearization: Linearization<Vec<PolishToken<G::ScalarField, Column>>, Column>,
/// The mapping between powers of alpha and constraints
#[serde(skip)]
pub powers_of_alpha: Alphas<G::ScalarField>,
}
Proof Construction & Verification
Originally, kimchi is based on an interactive protocol that was transformed into a noninteractive one using the FiatShamir transform. For this reason, it can be useful to visualize the highlevel interactive protocol before the transformation:
sequenceDiagram participant Prover participant Verifier Note over Prover,Verifier: Prover produces commitments to secret polynomials Prover>>Verifier: public input & witness commitment Verifier>>Prover: beta & gamma Prover>>Verifier: permutation commitment opt lookup Prover>>Verifier: sorted Prover>>Verifier: aggreg end Note over Prover,Verifier: Prover produces commitment to quotient polynomial Verifier>>Prover: alpha Prover>>Verifier: quotient commitment Note over Prover,Verifier: Verifier produces an evaluation point Verifier>>Prover: zeta Note over Verifier: change of verifier (change of sponge) opt recursion Prover>>Verifier: recursion challenges end Note over Prover,Verifier: Prover provides needed evaluations for the linearization Prover>>Verifier: ft(zeta * omega) Prover>>Verifier: negated public input p(zeta) & p(zeta * omega) Prover>>Verifier: the 15 registers w_i(zeta) & w_i(zeta * omega) Prover>>Verifier: permutation poly z(zeta) & z(zeta * omega) Prover>>Verifier: the 6 sigmas s_i(zeta) & s_i(zeta * omega) Prover>>Verifier: the 15 coefficients c_i(zeta) & c_i(zeta * omega) opt lookup Prover>>Verifier: sorted(zeta) & sorted(zeta * omega) Prover>>Verifier: aggreg(zeta) & aggreg(zeta * omega) Prover>>Verifier: table(zeta) & table(zeta * omega) end Prover>>Verifier: the generic selector gen(zeta) & gen(zeta * omega) Prover>>Verifier: the poseidon selector pos(zeta) & pos(zeta * omega) Note over Prover,Verifier: Batch verification of evaluation proofs Verifier>>Prover: v, u Note over Verifier: change of verifier (change of sponge) Prover>>Verifier: aggregated evaluation proof (involves more interaction)
The FiatShamir transform simulates the verifier messages via a hash function that hashes the transcript of the protocol so far before outputing verifier messages. You can find these operations under the proof creation and proof verification algorithms as absorption and squeezing of values with the sponge.
Proof Structure
A proof consists of the following data structures:
/// Evaluations of a polynomial at 2 points
#[serde_as]
#[derive(Copy, Clone, Serialize, Deserialize, Default, Debug)]
#[cfg_attr(
feature = "ocaml_types",
derive(ocaml::IntoValue, ocaml::FromValue, ocaml_gen::Struct)
)]
#[serde(bound(
serialize = "Vec<o1_utils::serialization::SerdeAs>: serde_with::SerializeAs<Evals>",
deserialize = "Vec<o1_utils::serialization::SerdeAs>: serde_with::DeserializeAs<'de, Evals>"
))]
pub struct PointEvaluations<Evals> {
/// Evaluation at the challenge point zeta.
#[serde_as(as = "Vec<o1_utils::serialization::SerdeAs>")]
pub zeta: Evals,
/// Evaluation at `zeta . omega`, the product of the challenge point and the group generator.
#[serde_as(as = "Vec<o1_utils::serialization::SerdeAs>")]
pub zeta_omega: Evals,
}
// TODO: this should really be vectors here, perhaps create another type for chunked evaluations?
/// Polynomial evaluations contained in a `ProverProof`.
///  **Chunked evaluations** `Field` is instantiated with vectors with a length that equals the length of the chunk
///  **Non chunked evaluations** `Field` is instantiated with a field, so they are singlesized#[serde_as]
#[serde_as]
#[derive(Debug, Clone, Serialize, Deserialize)]
pub struct ProofEvaluations<Evals> {
/// public input polynomials
pub public: Option<Evals>,
/// witness polynomials
pub w: [Evals; COLUMNS],
/// permutation polynomial
pub z: Evals,
/// permutation polynomials
/// (PERMUTS1 evaluations because the last permutation is only used in commitment form)
pub s: [Evals; PERMUTS  1],
/// coefficient polynomials
pub coefficients: [Evals; COLUMNS],
/// evaluation of the generic selector polynomial
pub generic_selector: Evals,
/// evaluation of the poseidon selector polynomial
pub poseidon_selector: Evals,
/// evaluation of the elliptic curve addition selector polynomial
pub complete_add_selector: Evals,
/// evaluation of the elliptic curve variable base scalar multiplication selector polynomial
pub mul_selector: Evals,
/// evaluation of the endoscalar multiplication selector polynomial
pub emul_selector: Evals,
/// evaluation of the endoscalar multiplication scalar computation selector polynomial
pub endomul_scalar_selector: Evals,
// Optional gates
/// evaluation of the RangeCheck0 selector polynomial
pub range_check0_selector: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of the RangeCheck1 selector polynomial
pub range_check1_selector: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of the ForeignFieldAdd selector polynomial
pub foreign_field_add_selector: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of the ForeignFieldMul selector polynomial
pub foreign_field_mul_selector: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of the Xor selector polynomial
pub xor_selector: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of the Rot selector polynomial
pub rot_selector: Option<Evals>,
// lookuprelated evaluations
/// evaluation of lookup aggregation polynomial
pub lookup_aggregation: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of lookup table polynomial
pub lookup_table: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of lookup sorted polynomials
pub lookup_sorted: [Option<Evals>; 5],
/// evaluation of runtime lookup table polynomial
pub runtime_lookup_table: Option<Evals>,
// lookup selectors
/// evaluation of the runtime lookup table selector polynomial
pub runtime_lookup_table_selector: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of the Xor range check pattern selector polynomial
pub xor_lookup_selector: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of the Lookup range check pattern selector polynomial
pub lookup_gate_lookup_selector: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of the RangeCheck range check pattern selector polynomial
pub range_check_lookup_selector: Option<Evals>,
/// evaluation of the ForeignFieldMul range check pattern selector polynomial
pub foreign_field_mul_lookup_selector: Option<Evals>,
}
/// Commitments linked to the lookup feature
#[serde_as]
#[derive(Debug, Clone, Serialize, Deserialize)]
#[serde(bound = "G: ark_serialize::CanonicalDeserialize + ark_serialize::CanonicalSerialize")]
pub struct LookupCommitments<G: AffineCurve> {
/// Commitments to the sorted lookup table polynomial (may have chunks)
pub sorted: Vec<PolyComm<G>>,
/// Commitment to the lookup aggregation polynomial
pub aggreg: PolyComm<G>,
/// Optional commitment to concatenated runtime tables
pub runtime: Option<PolyComm<G>>,
}
/// All the commitments that the prover creates as part of the proof.
#[serde_as]
#[derive(Debug, Clone, Serialize, Deserialize)]
#[serde(bound = "G: ark_serialize::CanonicalDeserialize + ark_serialize::CanonicalSerialize")]
pub struct ProverCommitments<G: AffineCurve> {
/// The commitments to the witness (execution trace)
pub w_comm: [PolyComm<G>; COLUMNS],
/// The commitment to the permutation polynomial
pub z_comm: PolyComm<G>,
/// The commitment to the quotient polynomial
pub t_comm: PolyComm<G>,
/// Commitments related to the lookup argument
pub lookup: Option<LookupCommitments<G>>,
}
/// The proof that the prover creates from a [ProverIndex](super::prover_index::ProverIndex) and a `witness`.
#[serde_as]
#[derive(Debug, Clone, Serialize, Deserialize)]
#[serde(bound = "G: ark_serialize::CanonicalDeserialize + ark_serialize::CanonicalSerialize")]
pub struct ProverProof<G: AffineCurve, OpeningProof> {
/// All the polynomial commitments required in the proof
pub commitments: ProverCommitments<G>,
/// batched commitment opening proof
#[serde(bound(
serialize = "OpeningProof: Serialize",
deserialize = "OpeningProof: Deserialize<'de>"
))]
pub proof: OpeningProof,
/// Two evaluations over a number of committed polynomials
pub evals: ProofEvaluations<PointEvaluations<Vec<G::ScalarField>>>,
/// Required evaluation for [Maller's optimization](https://o1labs.github.io/minabook/crypto/plonk/maller_15.html#theevaluationofl)
#[serde_as(as = "o1_utils::serialization::SerdeAs")]
pub ft_eval1: G::ScalarField,
/// The challenges underlying the optional polynomials folded into the proof
pub prev_challenges: Vec<RecursionChallenge<G>>,
}
/// A struct to store the challenges inside a `ProverProof`
#[serde_as]
#[derive(Debug, Clone, Deserialize, Serialize)]
#[serde(bound = "G: ark_serialize::CanonicalDeserialize + ark_serialize::CanonicalSerialize")]
pub struct RecursionChallenge<G>
where
G: AffineCurve,
{
/// Vector of scalar field elements
#[serde_as(as = "Vec<o1_utils::serialization::SerdeAs>")]
pub chals: Vec<G::ScalarField>,
/// Polynomial commitment
pub comm: PolyComm<G>,
}
The following sections specify how a prover creates a proof, and how a verifier validates a number of proofs.
Proof Creation
To create a proof, the prover expects:
 A prover index, containing a representation of the circuit (and optionaly precomputed values to be used in the proof creation).
 The (filled) registers table, representing parts of the execution trace of the circuit.
The following constants are set:
EVAL_POINTS = 2
. This is the number of points that the prover has to evaluate their polynomials at. ($\zeta$ and $\zeta\omega$ where $\zeta$ will be deterministically generated.)ZK_ROWS = 3
. This is the number of rows that will be randomized to provide zeroknowledgeness. Note that it only needs to be greater or equal to the number of evaluations (2) in the protocol. Yet, it contains one extra row to take into account the last constraint (final value of the permutation accumulator). (TODO: treat the final constraint separately so that ZK_ROWS = 2)
The prover then follows the following steps to create the proof:

Ensure we have room in the witness for the zeroknowledge rows. We currently expect the witness not to be of the same length as the domain, but instead be of the length of the (smaller) circuit. If we cannot add
zk_rows
rows to the columns of the witness before reaching the size of the domain, abort. 
Pad the witness columns with Zero gates to make them the same length as the domain. Then, randomize the last
zk_rows
of each columns. 
Setup the FqSponge.

Absorb the digest of the VerifierIndex.

Absorb the commitments of the previous challenges with the Fqsponge.

Compute the negated public input polynomial as the polynomial that evaluates to $p_i$ for the first
public_input_size
values of the domain, and $0$ for the rest. 
Commit (nonhiding) to the negated public input polynomial.

Absorb the commitment to the public polynomial with the FqSponge.
Note: unlike the original PLONK protocol, the prover also provides evaluations of the public polynomial to help the verifier circuit. This is why we need to absorb the commitment to the public polynomial at this point.

Commit to the witness columns by creating
COLUMNS
hidding commitments.Note: since the witness is in evaluation form, we can use the
commit_evaluation
optimization. 
Absorb the witness commitments with the FqSponge.

Compute the witness polynomials by interpolating each
COLUMNS
of the witness. As mentioned above, we commit using the evaluations form rather than the coefficients form so we can take advantage of the sparsity of the evaluations (i.e., there are many 0 entries and entries that have lessthanfullsize field elemnts.) 
If using lookup:
 if using runtime table:
 check that all the provided runtime tables have length and IDs that match the runtime table configuration of the index we expect the given runtime tables to be sorted as configured, this makes it easier afterwards
 calculate the contribution to the second column of the lookup table (the runtime vector)
 If queries involve a lookup table with multiple columns then squeeze the FqSponge to obtain the joint combiner challenge $j’$, otherwise set the joint combiner challenge $j’$ to $0$.
 Derive the scalar joint combiner $j$ from $j’$ using the endomorphism (TODO: specify)
 If multiple lookup tables are involved,
set the
table_id_combiner
as the $j^i$ with $i$ the maximum width of any used table. Essentially, this is to add a last column of table ids to the concatenated lookup tables.  Compute the dummy lookup value as the combination of the last entry of the XOR table (so
(0, 0, 0)
). Warning: This assumes that we always use the XOR table when using lookups.  Compute the lookup table values as the combination of the lookup table entries.
 Compute the sorted evaluations.
 Randomize the last
EVALS
rows in each of the sorted polynomials in order to add zeroknowledge to the protocol.  Commit each of the sorted polynomials.
 Absorb each commitments to the sorted polynomials.
 if using runtime table:

Sample $\beta$ with the FqSponge.

Sample $\gamma$ with the FqSponge.

If using lookup:
 Compute the lookup aggregation polynomial.
 Commit to the aggregation polynomial.
 Absorb the commitment to the aggregation polynomial with the FqSponge.

Compute the permutation aggregation polynomial $z$.

Commit (hidding) to the permutation aggregation polynomial $z$.

Absorb the permutation aggregation polynomial $z$ with the FqSponge.

Sample $\alpha’$ with the FqSponge.

Derive $\alpha$ from $\alpha’$ using the endomorphism (TODO: details)

TODO: instantiate alpha?

Compute the quotient polynomial (the $t$ in $f = Z_H \cdot t$). The quotient polynomial is computed by adding all these polynomials together:
 the combined constraints for all the gates
 the combined constraints for the permutation
 TODO: lookup
 the negated public polynomial and by then dividing the resulting polynomial with the vanishing polynomial $Z_H$. TODO: specify the split of the permutation polynomial into perm and bnd?

commit (hiding) to the quotient polynomial $t$

Absorb the commitment of the quotient polynomial with the FqSponge.

Sample $\zeta’$ with the FqSponge.

Derive $\zeta$ from $\zeta’$ using the endomorphism (TODO: specify)

If lookup is used, evaluate the following polynomials at $\zeta$ and $\zeta \omega$:
 the aggregation polynomial
 the sorted polynomials
 the table polynonial

Chunk evaluate the following polynomials at both $\zeta$ and $\zeta \omega$:
 $s_i$
 $w_i$
 $z$
 lookup (TODO, see this issue)
 generic selector
 poseidon selector
By “chunk evaluate” we mean that the evaluation of each polynomial can potentially be a vector of values. This is because the index’s
max_poly_size
parameter dictates the maximum size of a polynomial in the protocol. If a polynomial $f$ exceeds this size, it must be split into several polynomials like so: $$f(x) = f_0(x) + x^n f_1(x) + x^{2n} f_2(x) + \cdots$$And the evaluation of such a polynomial is the following list for $x \in {\zeta, \zeta\omega}$:
$$(f_0(x), f_1(x), f_2(x), \ldots)$$
TODO: do we want to specify more on that? It seems unnecessary except for the t polynomial (or if for some reason someone sets that to a low value)

Evaluate the same polynomials without chunking them (so that each polynomial should correspond to a single value this time).

Compute the ft polynomial. This is to implement Maller’s optimization.

construct the blinding part of the ft polynomial commitment see this section

Evaluate the ft polynomial at $\zeta\omega$ only.

Setup the FrSponge

Squeeze the Fqsponge and absorb the result with the FrSponge.

Absorb the previous recursion challenges.

Compute evaluations for the previous recursion challenges.

Absorb the unique evaluation of ft: $ft(\zeta\omega)$.

Absorb all the polynomial evaluations in $\zeta$ and $\zeta\omega$:
 the public polynomial
 z
 generic selector
 poseidon selector
 the 15 register/witness
 6 sigmas evaluations (the last one is not evaluated)

Sample $v’$ with the FrSponge

Derive $v$ from $v’$ using the endomorphism (TODO: specify)

Sample $u’$ with the FrSponge

Derive $u$ from $u’$ using the endomorphism (TODO: specify)

Create a list of all polynomials that will require evaluations (and evaluation proofs) in the protocol. First, include the previous challenges, in case we are in a recursive prover.

Then, include:
 the negated public polynomial
 the ft polynomial
 the permutation aggregation polynomial z polynomial
 the generic selector
 the poseidon selector
 the 15 registers/witness columns
 the 6 sigmas
 the optional gates
 optionally, the runtime table

if using lookup:
 add the lookup sorted polynomials
 add the lookup aggreg polynomial
 add the combined table polynomial
 if present, add the runtime table polynomial
 the lookup selectors

Create an aggregated evaluation proof for all of these polynomials at $\zeta$ and $\zeta\omega$ using $u$ and $v$.
Proof Verification
TODO: we talk about batch verification, but is there an actual batch operation? It seems like we’re just verifying an aggregated opening proof
We define two helper algorithms below, used in the batch verification of proofs.
FiatShamir argument
We run the following algorithm:

Setup the FqSponge. This sponge mostly absorbs group

Absorb the digest of the VerifierIndex.

Absorb the commitments of the previous challenges with the Fqsponge.

Absorb the commitment of the public input polynomial with the FqSponge.

Absorb the commitments to the registers / witness columns with the FqSponge.

If lookup is used:
 If it involves queries to a multiplecolumn lookup table, then squeeze the FqSponge to obtain the joint combiner challenge $j’$, otherwise set the joint combiner challenge $j’$ to $0$.
 Derive the scalar joint combiner challenge $j$ from $j’$ using the endomorphism. (TODO: specify endomorphism)
 absorb the commitments to the sorted polynomials.

Sample the first permutation challenge $\beta$ with the FqSponge.

Sample the second permutation challenge $\gamma$ with the FqSponge.

If using lookup, absorb the commitment to the aggregation lookup polynomial.

Absorb the commitment to the permutation trace with the FqSponge.

Sample the quotient challenge $\alpha’$ with the FqSponge.

Derive $\alpha$ from $\alpha’$ using the endomorphism (TODO: details).

Enforce that the length of the $t$ commitment is of size 7.

Absorb the commitment to the quotient polynomial $t$ into the argument.

Sample $\zeta’$ with the FqSponge.

Derive $\zeta$ from $\zeta’$ using the endomorphism (TODO: specify).

Setup the FrSponge. This sponge absorbs elements from

Squeeze the Fqsponge and absorb the result with the FrSponge.

Absorb the previous recursion challenges.

Compute evaluations for the previous recursion challenges.

Evaluate the negated public polynomial (if present) at $\zeta$ and $\zeta\omega$.
NOTE: this works only in the case when the poly segment size is not smaller than that of the domain.

Absorb the unique evaluation of ft: $ft(\zeta\omega)$.

Absorb all the polynomial evaluations in $\zeta$ and $\zeta\omega$:
 the public polynomial
 z
 generic selector
 poseidon selector
 the 15 register/witness
 6 sigmas evaluations (the last one is not evaluated)

Sample the “polyscale” $v’$ with the FrSponge.

Derive $v$ from $v’$ using the endomorphism (TODO: specify).

Sample the “evalscale” $u’$ with the FrSponge.

Derive $u$ from $u’$ using the endomorphism (TODO: specify).

Create a list of all polynomials that have an evaluation proof.

Compute the evaluation of $ft(\zeta)$.
Partial verification
For every proof we want to verify, we defer the proof opening to the very end. This allows us to potentially batch verify a number of partially verified proofs. Essentially, this steps verifies that $f(\zeta) = t(\zeta) * Z_H(\zeta)$.
 Check the length of evaluations inside the proof.
 Commit to the negated public input polynomial.
 Run the FiatShamir argument.
 Combine the chunked polynomials’ evaluations (TODO: most likely only the quotient polynomial is chunked) with the right powers of $\zeta^n$ and $(\zeta * \omega)^n$.
 Compute the commitment to the linearized polynomial $f$. To do this, add the constraints of all of the gates, of the permutation, and optionally of the lookup. (See the separate sections in the constraints section.) Any polynomial should be replaced by its associated commitment, contained in the verifier index or in the proof, unless a polynomial has its evaluation provided by the proof in which case the evaluation should be used in place of the commitment.
 Compute the (chuncked) commitment of $ft$ (see Maller’s optimization).
 List the polynomial commitments, and their associated evaluations,
that are associated to the aggregated evaluation proof in the proof:
 recursion
 public input commitment
 ft commitment (chunks of it)
 permutation commitment
 index commitments that use the coefficients
 witness commitments
 coefficient commitments
 sigma commitments
 optional gate commitments
 lookup commitments
Batch verification of proofs
Below, we define the steps to verify a number of proofs (each associated to a verifier index). You can, of course, use it to verify a single proof.
 If there’s no proof to verify, the proof validates trivially.
 Ensure that all the proof’s verifier index have a URS of the same length. (TODO: do they have to be the same URS though? should we check for that?)
 Validate each proof separately following the partial verification steps.
 Use the
PolyCom.verify
to verify the partially evaluated proofs.
Optimizations
commit_evaluation
: TODO
Security Considerations
TODO