The Mina Foundation is excited to share that we have joined as a matching partner in the ZK Tech GR13 funding round with Gitcoin. The $275K fund is made up of contributions from Gitcoin, Mina Foundation as well as other zero knowledge-focused projects, and is intended as a resource for builders in ZK to raise funds for their projects.
The round started on March 9, 2022 and will run until March 24, 2022. The grants are being awarded via quadratic voting, which means the more votes a project receives, the more money that will be pledged towards it.
ZK projects focused on the following will be considered:
- Usability — improving the user experience of zero-knowledge tools or applications, this could also be technical education and documentation.
- Tooling — improving the developer experience or making it easier to develop applications utilising zero-knowledge proofs or technology.
- Applications — technical implementations of zero-knowledge proofs and circuits, not simply applications built on top of zero knowledge roll ups.
Projects must also have been active on Github or social media in the past three months and be actively under development. The fund also focuses on early-stage projects without VC funding or token sales. See the full list of eligibility criteria here.
To submit a grant, visit gitcoin.co/grants and select the “zkTech” category.
There are many interesting zk projects being developed by the Mina community, and we encourage you to post your project, vote on other projects, and contribute to the zero knowledge ecosystem!
About Mina Protocol
Mina is the world’s lightest blockchain, powered by participants. Rather than apply brute computing force, Mina uses advanced cryptography and recursive zk-SNARKs to design an entire blockchain that is about 22kb, the size of a couple of tweets. It is the first layer-1 to enable efficient implementation and easy programmability of zero knowledge smart contracts (zkApps). With its unique privacy features and ability to connect to any website, Mina is building a private gateway between the real world and crypto—and the secure, democratic future we all deserve. Mina is stewarded by the Mina Foundation, a public benefit corporation headquartered in the United States.