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

zkIgnite 3: Decentralized Identity Credentials

zkIgnite 3: Decentralized Identity Credentials

Online identity theft and privacy breaches are prevalent issues due to centralized and hackable ID methods, creating risks for user data. Additionally, in web3, wallets lack reputational links, making it challenging for apps to assess their trustworthiness swiftly, leading to ineffective risk management.

To address these challenges, the proposed solution enables users to attach verifiable reputation credentials and aggregated scores to their wallets, enhancing their recognition and trustworthiness to applications. This solution leverages Mina’s system to incorporate flexible privacy preservation and integrity verification, ensuring each wallet is uniquely identifiable with a reliable reputation score.

The architecture involves a multi-layer identity tech stack, facilitating user-controlled data sharing while providing quick credibility checks for verifiers. Digitally signed claims and zk-proofs are utilized, with verifiable computation for trust scores. Credentials originate from both on-chain and off-chain data feeds, enabling users to present credentials securely, and o1js plays a vital role in zk-based presentation of verifiable credentials, verifying ownership of different user accounts, and enabling verifiable computation of scores.

Simon Molitor
Discord ID: _simol
Twitter: @simonmolitor

Read the original zkIgnite proposal here >

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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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