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News & Updates

September 2020

CoinDesk Podcast
"The ‘Hot Swap’ Plan to Switch Ethereum to Proof-of-Stake Explained"

Liz Steininger, CEO of Least Authority, joined Ethereum developer Danny Ryan to talk with CoinDesk's Christine Kim about the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade—the roadmap intended to transition the world’s second largest blockchain by market capitalization from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake.

Earlier this year, Least Authority published its audit report on the Ethereum 2.0 specifications.

Donations Matched Until October 2nd
Gitcoin Grants, Round 7
Image: A dark purple moon. Text: The MoonMath Manual to zk-SNARKs

We have a fundraising initiative on Gitcoin for creating a comprehensive how-to guide on building zk-SNARKs.

Our mission for this project is to bring zk-SNARKs to a wider developer audience so it can be better utilized in projects. The concept was developed by Least Authority team members after they noticed that the absence of such a resource creates a barrier to entry in the space.

Help us reach our goal by donating a few DAI during this current matching round. All donations will be matched with quadratic funding until October 2nd!

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Recent Security Audits
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Tezos Foundation requested a security audit of Taquito, a TypeScript library suite for development on the Tezos blockchain.

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Thanos Wallet

Tezos Foundation requested a security audit of the Thanos Wallet, a browser extension cryptocurrency wallet for the Tezos ecosystem which provides users with the ability to manage NFT / XTZ tokens and interact with decentralized applications. 

Podcast Sponsorship: What Bitcoin Did

We are pleased to sponsor the What Bitcoin Did podcast this September and October. Check out this recent episode: "BTC vs ETH Technicals," with guests Andrew Poelstra, Tadge Dryja, Vitalik Buterin and Patrick McCorry. Before the discussion begins, Least Authority is featured in the first two minutes.

Episode #258
Paper Club: What We're Reading

Local-First Software: You Own Your Data, in spite of the Cloud

Authors: P. van Hardenberg, M. Kleppmann, M. McGranaghan, A.Wiggins

"Cloud software" means lighter and more collaborative applications accessed through personal devices. But with such convenience comes significant drawbacks, such as applications functioning only when they are connected to the internet, and users’ loss of ownership over personal data.

Similar to a book club, our "Paper Club" is a periodic meeting where we discuss a paper as a team.

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