ZPrize, a competition to accelerate zero-knowledge cryptography, was launched in April 2022. This contest is offering $7 million in prizes and is currently supported by several tech industry companies including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Manta Network, Polygon, and CoreWeave – to name a few.
“The ZPrize is an industry-wide effort to accelerate zero-knowledge technology. This effort will be in the form of a competition, in the likeness of the XPrize, or DARPA Grand Challenge. The results of the competition will be open-sourced for the benefit of all.” – ZPrize
The competition aims to:
– Improve baseline performance of Key General Algorithms
– Increase diversity and availability of low-level libraries for Cryptographic Proofs
– Increase awareness of the groundbreaking potential of Zero-Knowledge Crypto
“Zero-knowledge cryptography is the most exciting and under-rated technology of our time. With the ZPrize competition, we hope to bring this technology to the forefront. We look forward to your submissions. We are excited you are joining us on this journey of accelerating the future of zero-knowledge cryptography.”