PGF on Namada: public goods, capital efficiency, cool graphs - pick three
Namada protocol aims to fund public goods divided into four categories: technical research, engineering, social research and external public goods. It aims to accomplish this endeavour through two means: continuous and retroactive public goods funding.
Announcing Namada’s first ‘Privacy as a Public Good’ Meme Contest
Take home the gold medal! Starting March 17th, we're hosting a meme contest to celebrate our progress as a community. The theme? Privacy as a Public Good. Don’t hold back — we want to see your best meme-creation skills and humor. Details below!
Why Do We Need Financial Privacy Now?
As more information & assets are stored online, the need for effective solutions to privacy concerns becomes increasingly critical. It’s almost daily that we hear about privacy violations, with not only criminals on the hunt for your personal data, but governments & private entities too
Namada Testnet v0.13.0 Upgrade Postmortem
Namada’s height-activated protocol upgrade failed to activate on the testnet at block height #37370 (18th of January 2023 between 19:00-21:00 UTC). This post is a diagnosis of what happened and the steps we plan to take to avoid this kind of issue in the future.
Privacy as a Public Good
On Namada the shielded set is subsidised, so that the initial users do not depend on the existence of a sufficiently large shielded set. Instead, the subsidy is programmed to ensure that no matter the size of the shielded set, there is sufficient incentive for assets to enter the shielded set.
Completion of the Namada Trusted Setup
The Namada Trusted Setup Ceremony was completed at 9am UTC on the 21st of December 2022, with no less than 2,510 contributions to the ceremony. The final parameters will be included in the upcoming Namada protocol releases and will be used in the mainnet circuits.
Opening nominations for the Namada RPGF Program
Namada couldn't have come to be without prior pioneering research and implementation work in cryptography, distributed systems, cryptoeconomic protocol design, and public advocacy for open access to cryptography in a civil society. In order to express our gratitude, the Anoma Foundation has decided to allocate a large portion of the