Looking back over 2021 we have accomplished a lot to contribute to Web3: We released the Zero-Knowledge Access Passes (ZKAPs) Whitepaper, completed our 100th security audit, launched our Pro Bono Security Consulting Program, spoke at or moderated numerous panels, made major progress across our products, and so much more.
“2021 seems to be the year that we all accepted the term “Web3” as the way to refer to the collective movements of decentralizing infrastructure and empowering users to be in control. It means the next generation of the Internet and beyond, which includes the tokenization of things for digital management, the utilization of advanced cryptography for increased security and the distribution of control of data and governance. Although the term Web3 might seem new, the concepts are not. Many of us have been working on these technologies for years.”
In this blog, CEO Liz Steininger reflects on 2021 and outlines Least Authority’s contribution to Web3. This include:
Developing the Web3 infrastructure for storage and file transfer, and supporting access to it for at-risk user groups;
Helping to expand the use of advanced cryptography in Web3, like zero-knowledge proofs; and
Strengthening the Web3 ecosystem with our security consulting services.
‘We are currently building our distributed, private networking future’, a conversation with Gabrielle Hibbert, Security Researcher and Engineer [Read the interview with the Golem Foundation].
‘Auditing Cryptography’, a panel moderated by Liz Steininger at Zcon2Lite [Watch the video].
‘Interview: Least Authority - Decoding the Moon Math’, an interview with Shane Farrell, Communications Specialist, following the completion of our audits of three main wallet options on Mina Protocol, namely Auro, Clorio and Staking Power [Read the interview on MinaCrypto.com].
What's in Store for 2022
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