It has been a very eventful month! We are very pleased to have published the MoonMath Manual to zk-SNARKs and released two secure file transfer apps: Destiny and Winden (Beta).
Featured: Multiple launches and releases
In mid-September we released v1 of the eagerly awaited MoonMath Manual to zk-SNARKs. Zero-knowledge proofs offer a new paradigm for privacy and can deliver on the original promise of blockchain: decentralization, scale and security.
Designed for an audience with only minimal experience in cryptography and programming, the manual begins with a theoretical foundation and builds up to a point where the reader is able to implement complex, real-world zk-building blocks.
We were pleased to see significant interest in the MoonMath Manual at zkSummit 8 in Berlin, and enjoyed connecting with other teams working at the forefront of zk technology.
Launching Secure File Transfer apps: Feedback wanted!
We are very pleased to announce the release of Destiny and Winden (in beta) and want you to try them out.
Both apps use the Magic Wormhole protocol to allow private, secure file transfers at speed. They are both identity-free, meaning that senders and receivers don't need to know each other's identity to use it, and the apps do not require people to sign up or log in. They also ensure files are end-to-end encrypted. File transfers happen in real-time between two devices; files are never stored on our servers.
Winden is a web application. The Beta version is available via Winden.app; simply upload or drag and drop a file, share the one-time-code with the receiver (or yourself) and click send.
Destiny is a desktop and mobile app. It is available for download via Github for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Android (Google Play Store coming soon). Read our blog post for more.
Least Authority teamed up with Dark Crystal authors from the Magma Collective to create Magic Crystal, a document that describes how to leverage social secret sharing with Dark Crystal using Magic Wormhole for identity-less transport without relying on Public Key Infrastructure. The document also includes a protocol design for developers wanting to integrate this feature into their application.
We will soon be launching Least Authority’s Internship Program. The program is open to students, junior professionals and mid-ranking professionals seeking a career change and who share our mission and values. We are currently accepting general applications and will post specific opportunities on our website in the future.
If you’re passionate about privacy and internet security and are motivated to work in a remote-first environment, we encourage you to apply or to reach out to a member of our team to learn more about the exciting vacancies we currently have:
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