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Be the First to Build a zkApp at the zkApps Developer Workshop and Bootcamp

Be the First to Build a zkApp at the zkApps Developer Workshop and Bootcamp

On December 7th, 2021, Mina ecosystem partner O(1) Labs is partnering with ZK Hack to host a workshop where they will teach participants how to write zkApps (zero-knowledge SNARK apps) using SnarkyJS. For those who are interested in attending, sign up for the zkapps Workshop here.

Following the workshop, there will also be a 4-day zkApps Bootcamp from December 9th until December 12th, where participants will get hands-on experience with building and modifying a zkApp. Those who are selected to participate in the zkApps Bootcamp will work with an example smart contract and have the chance to build modifications and experiment with zkApps. Bootcamp participants will also receive guidance via live office hours and chat with the individuals behind building zkApps on Mina.

Criteria to Participate in zkApps Bootcamp:

  • Some experience with JavaScript or TypeScript preferred
  • Can allocate several hours per day from Dec 9 – 12 to participate in group sessions and work on modifying a Mina smart contract
  • Strong willingness to contribute to Mina’s ecosystem and engage with the team developing Mina’s core protocol to help improve the zkApps SDK

At the end of the Bootcamp, top participants will be eligible to join the zkApps Builder Program, an ongoing development grant that will provide individuals with the resources to continue exploring and developing zkApps on Mina. The zkApps Builder Program will last 3 months to begin with, reward Builders $10,000 in MINA each, and will give them hands-on support and resources to launch their own zkApps application.

There are limited spots in the zkApps Bootcamp, so the sooner you apply, the more likely you are able to participate. Apply for the zkApps Bootcamp here. We will notify selected participants at the beginning of December. In the meantime, we encourage you to join the #snapps-general channel on the Mina Discord server to start getting familiar with zkApps and chat with other community members!

  • Sign up for the Dec 7th ZK Hack zkApps Workshop here
  • Apply for the Dec 9th-12th zkApps Bootcamp here

About Mina Protocol

Mina Protocol is being incubated by O(1) Labs, the leader in zk-SNARKs and verifiable computation. Mina Protocol, the world’s lightest blockchain, provides a foundation for the decentralized digital economy (Web 3.0), by affording all participants fully P2P, permissionless access to the chain, from any device. By utilizing recursive zk-SNARKs, the Mina blockchain always stays the same size — about 20 kilobytes (the size of a few tweets). Recursive zk-SNARKs allow nodes to rapidly share and update proof of the correct blockchain state across the network. This breakthrough application of zk-SNARKs solves the issues of scalability and high barrier to entry for nodes that have plagued legacy blockchains to-date. By making it easier for nodes to participate, Mina improves decentralization and therefore security of the network. The Mina blockchain can be easily accessed from any device, including phones and browsers, and can be seamlessly integrated into new decentralized applications (dapps).

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