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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.

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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