# Technology

The RISC Zero zkVM is an open-source, zero-knowledge virtual machine that lets you build trustless, verifiable software in your favorite languages. For more information about our technology, check out the following resources:

• Understanding the zkVM - These materials introduce what the zkVM is and what you can use it for.

• Proof System Explainers - These materials introduce the zero-knowledge proof system that makes it possible to build trustless, verifiable software.

• Background/Reference Materials - This section includes a variety of reference materials.