SNARK Challenge

Posted on Jun 25 2019 - 10:55am

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Welcome to the SNARK Challenge! By participating, you're joining researchers, engineers, students, and hackers from around the world to try and improve the world's cryptography commons. Along the way, you'll learn about zk-SNARKs, a cutting-edge cryptographic primitive that's being used widely in blockchain and cryptocurrency applications. You'll also implement numerical algorithms on high performance computing platforms.

This is a crypto challenge with total prizes of $105K US.

Phase 1 of the challenge was worth $5K and ended on June 3rd, 2019

Phase 2 of the challenge is worth $100K is open until July 15th, 2019

  • $7K and 1 key to the first team that increases crypto speed by 2x
  • $8K and 1 key to the first team that increases crypto speed by 4x
  • $10K and 1 key to the first team that increases crypto speed by 8x
  • $15K  to the first team that increases crypto speed by 16x
  • $30K to the fastest prover at the end of the contest
  • $10K for the best SNARK verifier written in JavaScript
  • $20K for the best elliptic curve improvements

More information is available on their website after registering.