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Post / 2021-02-19 / Announcement

Mina Foundation and Ethereum Foundation Launch Joint RFP

The Mina Foundation and Ethereum Foundation have announced a joint request for proposals (RFP), to enable recursive SNARK applications, on the Ethereum blockchain.

San Francisco, CA; February 17, 2021 - The Mina Foundation and Ethereum Foundation have announced a joint request for proposals (RFP), to enable recursive SNARK applications, on the Ethereum blockchain.

The RFP is open for six weeks and welcomes proposals from projects aiming to design and implement a mechanism to verify the Pickles SNARK on the Ethereum Virtual Machine.

"We are excited to work alongside the Ethereum Foundation to engage cryptographers in building a verifier for the Pickles SNARK. This will allow Mina to be verified on Ethereum, a step towards building a bridge between the platforms" said Evan Shapiro, Mina Foundation board member and O(1) Labs CEO.

The RFP is open until March 31st, 2021 at 5pm PST and interested vendors are expected to confirm receipt and intention to bid on the engagement. Full bidding instructions can be found here: http://bit.ly/PicklesRFP

About Mina Foundation

The Mina Foundation is the non-profit steward of the Mina Protocol, the world's lightest blockchain. The Foundation supports the protocol by issuing grants to third parties that make significant contributions and by maintaining & managing community assets. Board members include Former Executive Director at ZCash Foundation Josh Cincinnati, Principal of Slow Ventures Jill Carlson, VP of Engineering at Interchain GmbH and Tendermint developer Tess Rinearson, Fund Director and Joint Legal Counsel of International Management Services Sean Inggs, and CEO of O(1) Labs, the team that incubated Mina, Evan Shapiro.