This week, Anna catches up with Gubsheep from 0xPARC. They chat about Dark Forest – a decentralized zk-based RTS game, built on Ethereum. They cover how it has evolved in the past 2 years and what’s upcoming in the Dark Forest’s community, governance and experiments. They recap the recent Gitcoin GR13 ZK Tech side round, review some moonshot ideas for ZK projects of the future and discuss potential avenues of funding in the ZK space. Lastly, they dive deeper into the 0xPARC ecosystem by exploring the public goods and research projects 0xPARC has in the works from their support of application level R&D on decentralized systems to experimental applications of ZK for end-user facing apps.
Here are some links for this episode:
- Ep141 – ZK & Games: Dark Forest w Brian Gu
- Ep221 – Funding the next wave of ZK Tech
- GR13 #zkTech side round
- Ethereum University
- Dark Forest
- Gubsheep’s 6 ZK Moonshot ideas
- zkMessage Board
- ZK Data Marketplace
- ZK-MNIST Classifier
If you are looking to jump into ZK professionally, check out the ZK Jobs board to find job posts from some of the top teams working in ZK – like Aleo, Anoma and Mina. If you’re looking to hire, be sure to add your jobs as well! More at jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm
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