Please note all zkApps are curently WIP or POC's.
Please note all zkApps are currently WIP or POC's.

zkIgnite 3: zkCloudWorker

zkIgnite 3: zkCloudWorker

In the fast-paced domain of ZK proving, zkCloudWorker emerges as a potential game-changer for both zkApp developers and users.

By providing ultra-fast proving in the cloud, along with robust isolation, composability, and an outstanding user experience (UX), zkCloudWorker has the potential to significantly streamline and expedite the development of MINA zkApps on both web and mobile devices.

Instead of users downloading 1 GB of proving keys, compiling, and performing proofs on a web or mobile worker, a simple API call can be made to zkCloudWorker to launch a worker in the cloud. This offers ample memory, CPU power, and parallel processing capabilities for recursive proof calculations.

Privacy is maintained through the isolation of processes, encryption of all data, and the ability to process private data on the web using technologies like hashing and Merkle Tree calculations. Preprocessed data is then sent to the cloud worker.

This opens doors for a diverse range of Web2 developers to seamlessly enter the exciting world of the MINA protocol and o1js.

According to proof-of-concept tests, with zkCloudWorker, the speed of the calculations can be as much as 5 to 10 times faster (measured in seconds instead of minutes), and the memory requirements can be 10 times lower.

With more than 22 thousand active open-source developers contributing to crypto and the Mina ecosystem being the second-fastest-growing ecosystem by the number of full-time developers, the demand for cloud-proving services is expected to rise significantly in the future.

Discord ID
dfst.io / mario_zito#0206
Twitter
@dfst_io / mariozito
Read the original proposal visit > 
Github Links
https://github.com/dfstio
https://github.com/mazito

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Mina Navigators is poised to establish a groundbreaking standard for ZK developer engagement, urging innovators to embark on the journey of creating, refining, and contributing to the Mina ecosystem.

Timeline

There are three distinct phases within the Navigator program:

  1. Hackathon: October 9 through November 10
  2. Learn-to-earn challenges: November 2023 through April 2024
  3. Final contribution grant: April 30, 2024
Phase One

In Phase One, known as The Navigators Hackathon, commencing on October 9th, a five-week hackathon unfolds. Outstanding submissions during this period stand a chance to receive MINA token grants and a coveted 'Navigator' badge—a symbol of acceptance into the Navigators program. Those adorned with the badge qualify for Phase Two, engaging in monthly challenges to accrue grants.

Developers are tasked with constructing functional and efficient proof-of-concept applications and tooling for Mina. This endeavor aims to spotlight their ingenuity and technical prowess across diverse use cases on the Mina platform.

Judging involves a panel of seven individuals from the Mina ecosystem. For more comprehensive information regarding grants, submission criteria, and the judging process, the Navigators hub offers detailed insights.

Phase Two

In Phase Two, the Navigators embark on the Build and Learn-to-Earn journey (or, as they humorously term it, Navigate-to-Earn). This marks the initiation of the enjoyable phase. Post-hackathon, Navigators engage in collaborative efforts, either on their personal projects or those of their peers from the hackathon. Their active participation in a 6-month series of challenges positions them to earn monthly grants, facilitating an accelerated learning experience on ZK, Mina, and o1js.

Phase Three

As Phase Three unfolds, the Navigators, having invested six months of unwavering dedication and hard work, seize the opportunity to present their contributions. A panel of community electors becomes the discerning audience, evaluating these endeavors for the coveted grand prizes of MINA grants. Notably, these prizes distinguish themselves by being non-project-specific, emphasizing individual contributions spread across various projects and GitHub repositories.

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