To commemorate Izzak’s amazing last five years, he will be a guest at a special ‘Light Chat’ hosted by Mina Foundation CEO, Evan Shapiro together with Emre (CEO of O(1) Labs) today (Tue 12th Decemeber at 12:30 PST/3:30 EST (20:30 UTC).
Brandon Kase and Evan Shapiro came together for a special livestream to officially launch zkSpark, a new incentivised testnet for Mina Protocol.
Here’s another exciting development on the road to zkApps being live on the Mina Protocol mainnet.
The Community Builders Program is becoming a great source of new ideas and more and more the program is offering a glimpse at some of the amazing potential real world use cases for zkApps (smart contracts running on Mina Protocol – currently on testnet).
This Thursday, November 10th, Mina Foundation CEO, Evan Shapiro will be hosting a light chat event (Time & Date TBC) where he will be talking to bugrahantemur the developer responsible for PageApp, an exciting development in zkApps. The App allows you to prove you are over 18 without having to reveal personal details about yourself.
Evan Shapiro, Mina Foundation CEO is hosting a zkApps workshop on Tuesday Oct 25th @4:30 PM – 5:20 PM (PDT) (23:30 UTC).
The technology behind Mina Protocol can be daunting to understand at first, but you don’t have to be a full stack developer to understand the basic concepts and this video created by Mina Foundation does a fantastic job of explaining zk-SNARKs & zk-STARKs.
In this tutorial, we will discuss private inputs and hash functions. With a zkApp, a user’s local device generates one or more zero knowledge proofs, which are then verified by the Mina network. – Evan Shaprio
zkApps are smart contracts built on Mina Protocol. Currently they are not live on mainnet, but it IS now possible to play around with the code and produce a zkApp and deploy it to the Berkelely Testnet Alpha.
A huge part of Mina Protocol’s unique strengths is its potential to add privacy functionality to blockchains. Here Mina Foundation CEO, Evan Shapiro joins a panel of guests in a discussion hosted by Messari Mainnet 2022, entitled ‘Can You Do Real Business With Anons? Privacy and Identity in Web3’.