KZen Research​

KZen Research is a research group composed of researchers from academia and industry.
Our goal is to take threshold cryptography all the way from theory to your mobile device (or any consumer software/hardware). We combine deep knowledge in applied cryptography and distributed systems security to push forward the usage and limits of Multiparty Computation (MPC). Join us!

Lead Researchers

Omer Shlomovits

Omer Shlomovits



Claudio Orlandi



Ittay Eyal

Distributed Systems


Oded Leiba

Blockchain Research

Tal Be'ery

Tal Be'ery

Blockchain Research


Alex Manuskin

Distributed Systems


Seres István András

Privacy & Security


Ariel Nof



Yashvanth Kondi


Research Grants

Cryptography, security and research is at the heart of what we do. KZen Networks has received research grants from some of the leading projects in the crypto world. In addition, we received an R&D grant from the Israel Innovation Authority. We are committed to working hand-in-hand with all the builders of digital assets in order to provide the best native support and experience.

“ZenGo’s approach to cryptocurrency wallets is forward-looking and will greatly benefit the Tezos ecosystem.”

There is a real need for more secure storage options for cryptographic assets. We at Zilliqa are excited to support ZenGo in the building of their innovative wallet .”
– Zilliqa




Israel Innovation Authority

Our Projects

We are exploring methods for recovering funds from threshold-based wallets.
Video  |   Slides

We are developing protocols to allow for atomic cross-chain swaps based on the gradual release of secrets.

Documentation per request

We are identifying security vulnerabilities in threshold wallets, as well as developing solutions to overcome those vulnerabilities.

Slides  |  Video

We are researching how to create an efficient protocol for using threshold signatures with shielded Zcash transactions.

GitHub  |  Paper  |  ZIP  |  Blog

This project focuses on researching how to use distributed networks for secure computation protocols.

GitHub  |  Paper 

We are working on a practical, privacy-enhancing tool for cryptocurrencies which is deployable on today’s cryptocurrency networks. 

Paper  |  Video

We are researching a UC model for software and threshold wallets.

Documentation per request

We are exploring how Scriptless Scripts can be used with ECDSA

Video  |   Slides

Want to Contribute?

We are looking for interns, visitors, and fellow researchers to help turn great ideas into reality.