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

zkIgnite 3: Trident

zkIgnite 3: Trident

Trident operates as an orderbook exchange, enhanced by a rollup on Mina to verify the accurate execution of order matching. This setup enables a trading experience with high throughput, while still ensuring the validity of the order matching engine through on-chain verification, blending off-chain exchange functionality with on-chain assurances.

The integration of an off-chain orderbook in Trident facilitates rapid trading speeds, coupled with on-chain validity proofs evaluated lazily using zero-knowledge proofs. This hybrid approach balances the need for fast and efficient trades with the security and transparency inherent in blockchain technology.

At the application layer, Trident comprises several components: a sequencer, responsible for maintaining the correct order of trades; an order-matching engine, ensuring efficient and swift order matching; a rollup, tasked with verifying the execution trace of the engine; and a liquidity bridge, facilitating deposits and withdrawals between the L2 (rollup) and L1 (Mina) layers.

Rahul Ghangas / Shreyas Londhe
Discord ID: RahulG#8064 / shryasss
Twitter / X
Rahul__Ghangas@shryasss
Github Link
https://github.com/rahulghangas
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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