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

zkIgnite 3: Mina Domain Name Service

zkIgnite 3: Mina Domain Name Service

Introducing a revolutionary solution to address the anonymity of entities on the Mina blockchain. In collaboration with zkCloudWorker, their service empowers users to mint domain names using zk-proofs, ushering in a new era of identity and recognition for accounts, tokens, zkApp addresses, and validators on the Mina blockchain.

This solution introduces a domain name service to the Mina Blockchain. Users can mint domain names using zk-proofs, represented by Domain Name NFTs stored in IPFS and their PostgreSQL database. This approach ensures a secure and decentralized management of domain names on the Mina blockchain.

Technical Architecture:
The Mina Name Service (MNS) comprises a frontend, backend, and PostgreSQL database for storing minted Domain Name NFTs, focusing on the client-side solution. On the blockchain side, a zkApp is utilized.

The zkApp on Mina consists of a smart contract executing custom logic, accompanied by a user interface. The zkApp segment of MNS includes a smart contract for minting, updating, and deleting Domain NFTs, zkCloudWorker for producing snark proofs, and two sequencers for managing recursive proofs and ordering/batching transactions. Additionally, IPFS is employed for storing domain name NFTs, with copies stored in the Mina Name Service database.

The team also runs a popular Mina Staking Service and MinaScan Explorer

Team Members
Vitali Horba / Ducca Staketab / Dzmitry Sakalou / Yauhen Haurushou / Vitalik Karpuk
Discord ID’s
Vitality#2788 / duccaofficial / Dzmitry Sakalou#4370 / 🤖Evgeny_Gavr🤖#9546 / Vitali_Karpuk#3672
Twitter
@staketab

Github
https://github.com/Staketab

Read the original zkIgnite proposal here >

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zk-navigators-mina-dec2023

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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