This month is a special zero knowledge-themed newsletter. Following the launch of our Zero Knowledge Access Passes Whitepaper, we now have an exciting job opportunity for a ZKAPs Tech Lead and have made steady progress on the MoonMath Manual, a guide to zk-SNARKs. We also have updates about our pro bono work and a fascinating interview with a member of our team.
Tech Lead, Zero Knowledge Access Passes (ZKAPs) Service
We are looking for a Tech Lead to help us design and build a service offering the use of Zero Knowledge Access Passes (ZKAPs), a cryptographic authorization protocol, to other organizations. Join us to create a new privacy-preserving service that demonstrates and enables the value of ZKAPs beyond their initial implementation and facilitates their use by other organizations and services.
ZKAPs is a protocol that enables users to access services without revealing personal information. If you’d like to learn more about Zero Knowledge Access Passes (ZKAPs), read our whitepaper, which explains the protocol to technical and non-technical audiences alike.
Zk-SNARKs enable one to prove possession of certain information without revealing that information. Zk-SNARKs offer a new paradigm for privacy and can make the central promise of blockchain—to decrease reliance on centralized powers and intermediaries—a reality. Unfortunately, most explanations struggle to explain how and why they work, so zk-SNARKs remain somewhat elusive, deterring developers from exploring or utilizing them in projects. We aim to change that with our MoonMath Manual to zk-SNARKs, designed for an audience with minimal experience in cryptography and programming. It is a multidimensional guide to zk-SNARKs, that begins with a theoretical foundation, and builds up to a point where the reader is able to implement complex, real-world zk-building blocks.
Pro Bono Security Consulting
Read our latest article about the Pro Bono Security Consulting program, which was launched earlier this year to commemorate the completion of our 100th security audit. The program offers 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.” We encourage qualifying projects to apply.
Least Authority Security Researcher and Engineer, Gabrielle Hibbert, had a fascinating conversation with Dobrusia Gogloza of the Golem Foundation about decentralization, from the punk rock movement, to building a distributed, private networking future.
The Golem Foundation funds, develops, and promotes projects that further advance their vision of open, decentralized, and user‑controlled Internet.
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