$100K zk-SNARK Research Challenge Launching Today

We’re launching a $100K global public research challenge today to dramatically speed up zk-SNARKs. We’ll be contributing all of those advancements back to the public domain with a permissive open-source license that allows them to be used by the broader crypto ecosystem.

Sign-ups are open until May 20th, please share with anyone you know who could help advance the research. The project will conclude on July 8th, but you have to sign up by May 20th to participate.

Sign up here: https://bit.ly/zksnarkchallenge

And you can learn more about the challenge and our company, Coda Protocol, here: https://codaprotocol.com/blog/snark-challenge.html

You can also follow us on Twitter @codaprotocol for regular updates on the challenge and our work.

Thanks and let me know if you have any questions!

Claire @ o(1) Labs


This looks great! I think it may be missing some details for those interested in participating, is there more details you can share about the specifications of the competition?

At the first ZKProof workshop we had a long discussion about Benchmarks, can I suggest that you look into the outcome and maybe reflect some of these within the competition?

Section 2.5 (Implementation Section)

The competition could also yield some further discussion and content to the document, specially as per the lessons learnt!