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

zkIgnite 3: DRMina

zkIgnite 3: DRMina

Digital content producers face significant losses due to piracy, impacting both revenue and employment opportunities, particularly affecting independent developers, with video games being one of the hardest-hit sectors.

While Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions are commonly used to combat piracy, they come with drawbacks such as rising costs and privacy concerns. Most DRM systems are opaque about the data they collect, potentially compromising user privacy and system performance.

To address these challenges, the proposed solution integrates Mina and Zk-proofs to create a decentralized DRM protection method. Unlike traditional DRM systems, this approach utilizes Zk-proofs to verify game ownership based on unique device identifiers, ensuring privacy and reducing costs for developers. Additionally, the modular and efficient nature of Zk-proofs minimizes performance issues associated with DRM.

The proposed architecture includes a marketplace integrated with Mina for secure transactions, contracts to generate account-device-based Zk-proofs, and DRM-protected games that run seamlessly with valid proofs. Users purchase games on Mina or supported marketplaces, and the DRMina ZkApp generates proofs based on game and device information, ensuring authenticity and privacy. These proofs are re-validated locally each time the game is accessed, eliminating the need for constant recreation unless specific conditions require it for license security.

Kadircan Bozkurt
Discord ID:duldulosman

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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