It's been a busy month! We currently have five job openings. We’re making steady progress towards the release of PrivateStorage, our privacy-preserving cloud solution, and the MoonMath Manual, a guide to zk-SNARKs. We were also interviewed by MinaCrypto.com about our security consulting work and are still accepting applications for pro bono security consulting services to qualifying projects.
With the upcoming launch of PrivateStorage, and steadily increasing demand for our Security Consulting services and ZKAPs Service, we have numerous vacancies, including:
We are still accepting applications for pro bono security consulting services to open source and non-profit PETs that are aligned with Least Authority’s mission to “advance digital security and preserve privacy as a fundamental human right.” The program, which was launched to commemorate the completion of our 100th security audit, aims to support projects that align with our values and lack the resources to cover the cost of an audit. We encourage qualifying projects to apply.
Least Authority was interviewed by Minacrypto.com following the completion of our audits of three main wallet options on Mina Protocol, namely Auro, Clorio, and Staking Power. In the interview, we outline our process for auditing code, reveal four vulnerabilities commonly found during security audits of crypto wallets and talk about what it’s like to work at Least Authority.
Backchannel: A relationship-based digital identity system
McKelvey, Karissa Rae et al. (2021)
"To identify each other in the analog world, people use rich biological and physical cues such as eye contact, vocal tone, and hand gestures. But to identify another person online, most applications offer us user profiles, which can be limiting both from a collaboration standpoint, and for security reasons. This article introduces Backchannel, an identity system that adheres to design principles leveraging trust in relationships."
As firm believers in the protection of our users’ privacy, we developed PrivateStorage as a private, secure and end-to-end encrypted solution that aims to minimize the collection of any data related to its users. PrivateStorage implements privacy and security by design, not by policy. We cannot see your data when it is stored by us.
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zk-SNARKs offer a new paradigm for privacy and can deliver on making the central promise of blockchain—to decrease reliance on centralized powers and intermediaries and to be able to scale securely—a reality.
Our upcoming MoonMath Manual is a guide to zk-SNARKs aimed at those with minimal experience in cryptography and programming. It begins with a theoretical foundation, and builds up to a point where the reader is able to implement complex, real-world zk-building blocks.