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Community & Education

Blockchain Education in Nepal

SatyaSupport is hosting free meetups and a blockchain course in Nepal. The course aims to familiarize Nepalese developers with the key elements of blockchain through project-based learning.

CryptoStats

CryptoStats is a community-driven project that provides neutral crypto metrics and develops tools for gathering data. They also build websites to visualize the data in practical ways for the community.

DeFi LATAM Meetup

The DeFi LATAM Meetup is an event that celebrates the end of the year with educational talks and workshops. Its purpose is to foster enthusiasm and encourage continued building together in the next year.

Devcon Satellite Events Grants

SatyaSupport sponsors Devcon-related meetups and watch parties around the world. The goal is to decentralize Devcon VI and boost local Ethereum communities.

Devcon VI Quadratic Funding Side Event – Ethereum Colombia

During Devcon VI, Ethereum Colombia will host a side event that brings together the builders and organizers of Latin American projects that participated in the quadratic funding round.

ETHBKK 2022

ETHBKK 2022 is an online conference in Bangkok, Thailand that aims to highlight Southeast Asian projects in the Ethereum ecosystem.

Ethereum Honduras

SatyaSupport is supporting Ethereum Honduras in their community-building efforts. This includes hosting meetups, creating educational content, and organizing grants programs.

Ethereum Hungary Meetups

Ethereum Hungary organizes meetups to bring the Hungarian Ethereum community together. The meetups include talks and discussions on Ethereum’s development.

Ethereum Miami Meetup

The Ethereum Miami Meetup provides an opportunity to learn more about Colombia’s tech ecosystem and Devcon VI through panel discussions.

Ethereum San Diego Meetups

A series of five technical meetups are organized in San Diego, covering topics such as self-custody, Solidity security fundamentals, and Scaffold-eth.

Ethereum Virtual Machine Book – Joshua Trujillo

Joshua Trujillo has created a comprehensive resource on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The book covers information on areas such as the instruction set, assembly languages, and security considerations.

Ethereum Uruguay at Punta Tech

Ethereum Uruguay aims to bring web3 content to Punta Tech for the first time. They will educate attendees, onboard them to web3, and organize workshops.

ETHLatam Meetup

ETHLatam Meetup is a side event held during LABITCONF. Its purpose is to spotlight the various Ethereum communities in Latin America and bring newcomers and existing community members together.

ETHVietnam Community Building

Efforts are being made to grow the community of Ethereum developers in Vietnam. This includes running workshops, a hacker house, and a three-day event and hackathon.

Hack.labs() CTF

Hack.labs() CTF is a capture the flag (CTF) security competition held at the end of ETH MedellĂ­n. Participants have the opportunity to break, optimize, and hack smart contracts.

Kyiv Ethereum Meetups

In Kyiv, Ukraine, meetups and workshops are organized to cover topics such as EVM smart contracts, zero-knowledge (ZK), and non-custodial wallets.

Merge Data Challenge

The Merge Data Challenge rewards data analysts who can document the best Merge data insights into the most readable blog post possible.

Peoples’ Cooperative Event

The Peoples’ Cooperative Event is a physical event held in Lagos, Nigeria. It aims to introduce high school students and teachers to blockchain and Ethereum. There is also a virtual event that educates the general public on Ethereum’s developments and layer 2s.

Sin Fronteras TechWorkingUp

Sin Fronteras TechWorkingUp is a hackathon focused on developing solutions to the problems experienced by Ecuador’s migrant population.

Smart Contracts Online Course and Lectures – Distributed Lab

Distributed Lab offers an online course in Ukrainian covering the fundamentals of blockchain technology, smart contracts, and Solidity. Lecture videos are accessible on Prometheus and Youtube.

Student Blockchain Hackathon – Hongo Web3 Valley

Hongo Web3 Valley hosts a hackathon in Japan for students. The focus is on the intersection between blockchain and social issues, with workshops and talks to guide beginners.

Tech4Democracy Bogotá – IE University

Tech4Democracy Bogotá showcases Latin American projects that are developing blockchain and web3 technologies to further democratic values.

Web3 Onboarding Event – Cripto Curiosas

Cripto Curiosas organizes talks and workshops in Peru aimed at onboarding women to web3.

ZK Hack III

ZK Hack III is a four-week virtual event featuring weekly workshops on key zero-knowledge (ZK) concepts and tools. It also includes advanced puzzle-solving competitions to find bugs in protocols.

5th ZKProof Workshop

The 5th ZKProof Workshop is held in Tel Aviv, Israel. It aims to promote the standardization of ZK proof cryptography and increase engagement among companies and researchers worldwide.

13th Bar Ilan University Winter School on Cryptography

This program includes lectures and tutorials exploring recent advances in blockchain technology. Topics covered include consensus protocols, smart contracts, and bridges. The program is hosted in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Consensus layer

Data Availability Sampling Networking RFP – Codex

Codex is researching, modeling, and simulating a double-layer Kademlia protocol for Data Availability Sampling (DAS).

DendrETH – Metacraft Labs

Metacraft Labs is developing ZK circuits for verifying claims regarding the current state of Ethereum, backed by the signatures of the entire Ethereum validator set. These ZK circuits will be utilized in light client smart contracts.

Ethereum Pools

Ethereum Pools is a dashboard that aggregates and monitors Ethereum validators belonging to well-known entities, such as staking pools and exchanges. They are also developing an open-source Golang tool to allow monitoring validators at scale.

Lighthouse – Sigma Prime

Sigma Prime is continuing the development of the Lighthouse consensus client.

Open Zeppelin

Open Zeppelin is auditing the security of Ethereum’s codebase.

Secure-Signer – Puffer

Puffer is a validator client that prevents equivocation through trusted hardware and remote attestation. It is compatible with existing consensus clients and MEV-Boost.

Cryptography & Zero Knowledge Proofs

Benchmarking Modern ZK Proof Systems with AI Primitives – Modulus Labs

Modulus Labs is preparing a whitepaper that provides guidance on the selection of ZK proofs for specific AI use cases. The paper will elaborate on topics such as performance metrics for different proof systems and common AI primitives that test these systems.

BLISH Cryptography Course

BLISH offers a series of free cryptography-related lectures and workshops for students in Ukraine with strong mathematical skills.

BlockWallet

BlockWallet is building a product-market fit roadmap for a privacy-focused, non-custodial browser extension wallet. The wallet enables users to store funds and interact with blockchain applications privately.

ECDSA Set Membership Circuits

Blake McAlevey-Scurr is writing Circom circuits for ZK proofs of ECDSA signatures. These circuits will be used in an application that allows users to anonymously prove membership of a group of addresses.

Exploring the Feasibility of MACI in MPC

Lev Alexandrovich Soukhanov and Yaroslav Rebenko Alekseevich are conducting research on the mathematical issues and prototypes for minimal anti-collusion infrastructure (MACI) in multi-party computation (MPC).

P2P ZK-Chat

P2P ZK-Chat is a library and browser extension that creates a decentralized anonymous chat with spam protection and resistance to Sybil attacks.

RLN Library in Rust

Rasul Ibragimov is further developing a user-friendly and WASM-compatible rate-limiting nullifier (RLN) library in Rust. The library allows users to generate proofs and witnesses, build provers and verifiers, and verify proofs. They are also building a Persistent Merkle Tree implementation for Rust.

Temporary Anonymous Zone (TAZ)

Colleen Rose, Danilo Kim, Falco Rodenburg, Lee Poettcker, and Rich Warner are continuing the development of TAZ. It aims to enable end-users to try anonymity apps easily and serve as a codebase for developers to learn, customize, or build their own applications.

Training Optimization on Neural Networks with ZKP

Seiya Kobayashi is developing a protocol that implements a commit-reveal scheme for optimizing training on neural networks. The protocol aims to lower the costs of generating proofs of validity for neural networks.

Uncloak

Uncloak is building a knowledge base for cryptography and supporting the growth and education of ZK developers and the broader cryptography community.

Zero-Knowledge Machine Learning (zkML)

Cathie So is developing a platform for machine learning developers to convert their models into zero-knowledge (ZK) compatible ones. The platform will include Circom circuits, a Python-Circom translator, and a dapp for hosting, verifying, and paying out bounties.

Developer Experience & Tooling

ERC-4337 Bundler for Go

Hazim Jumali and John Rising are offering bounties for independent audits and contributions to a modular Go implementation of an ERC-4337 Bundler.

Rust Ethereum Virtual Machine (revm)

Dragan Rakita is developing a Rust implementation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (

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