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zkIgnite 3: Plonk Verifier within o1js

zkIgnite 3: Plonk Verifier within o1js

The integration of existing solutions for Data Availability, such as Avail and Celestia, emerges as a compelling initiative outlined in a MIP, as referenced here: https://forums.minaprotocol.com/t/draft-mina-data-availability-layer/6150/15. A deeper examination of this endeavor reveals VectorX, Avail’s data attestation proofs employing Plonky2 prover and Groth16 wrapper, and Blobstreamx, Celestia’s data availability solution implemented by Succinct Labs utilizing Plonky2 prover and Groth16 wrapper with a Plonk verifier. Through the incorporation of a Plonk Verifier within o1js, projects within the Mina Ecosystem gain the capability to validate VectorX and BlobstreamX proofs, which serve as data availability solutions.

The implementation of a Plonk Verifier in o1js streamlines the validation process for VectorX and BlobstreamX proofs (representing Avail’s and Celestia’s Data Availability solutions), accessible through the “Latest Proof Section” found here: https://alpha.succinct.xyz/explorer. This implementation leverages the BN254 Pairing-friendly implementation, pivotal for the Plonk Verifier, alongside a pairing functionality in o1js, as detailed in the aforementioned section. This strategic approach ensures the effective deployment of a Plonk Verifier within o1js.

The long-term vision is to implement a zk light client both tracks the record of Avail’s Grandpa consensus and Vector, which is the Avail’s data commitment solution.

Onur İnanç Doğruyol
Discord ID: onurinanc#8498
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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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