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Introducing – TrustCommunity2 – a community building app for EthCC

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on February 25, 2020

Building off our devcon success, we’re excited to announce a second version of our TrustCommunity app. The emphasis this time around is very much on collaborative decision making and decentralised social validation. While very much an initial experiment, we see this as a tool that will help facilitate community self-organisation and self-governance going forward.


Sparse Merkle trees: a visual introduction

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on February 10, 2020

Building off our earlier post on Merkle trees, here we cover a slightly more complex data structure called a sparse Merkle tree. This is the data structure we use at Iden3.


Merkle trees: a visual introduction

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on January 30, 2020

In this visual essay, we try our best to explain Merkle trees from first principles.


Istanbul, zkRollup, and Ethereum throughput limits: an analysis

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on December 12, 2019

By some estimates zkRollup could help Ethereum increase its throughput to 3000 transactions per second (tps). This essay is an attempt to verify this claim.


Is mass surveillance compatible with the collective good?

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on November 28, 2019

This essay is an attempt – from first principles – to answer the following question: Is mass surveillance compatible with the collective good?


Nectar Token Airdrop : Under the hood

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on November 22, 2019

During this year’s Devcon, more than 400 people took part in our TrustCommunity experiment, interacting with each other and earning tokens. As of Nov 11, they’ve been able to send a zk-proof to claim their reward. Here’s how it all works under the hood 🤓


TrustCommunity: Claim your Nectar tokens from November 11

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on November 4, 2019

If you’re one of the (just over) 400 people who took part in our TrustCommunity experiment at Devcon, from today — November 11th — you’ll finally be able to claim your reward! Here’s how.


The Iden3 Manifesto

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on October 18, 2019

By changing how we think about identity we hope to provide a natural technological check on the ability of institutions to abuse their power, and create a world in which anyone, anywhere, can express her beliefs without fear of being coerced into silence.


Our TrustCommunity Playbook 🦁💙🐝

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on October 3, 2019

Hello and welcome to TrustCommunity 💙 – an app we’ve built together with DeversiFi for Devcon V that offers a glimpse into the future of identity applications. In this playbook we cover the rules of the game, what’s in it for you, as well as some important points on security.


Introducing - TrustCommunity -  an experimental identity app for Devcon V

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on September 30, 2019

We’re teaming up with DeversiFi to create an experimental identity app for this year’s Devcon. Participants will be able to connect, play a game with each other, and generate a zero-knowledge proof to earn Nectar tokens. Follow us on twitter @trust_comm for updates. See you in Osaka 🚀


Why decentralizing identity is key to fixing our democracy

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on September 12, 2019

Our modern power structures are failing us miserably. No matter how well meaning, our leaders no longer seem to be able to solve the increasingly complex problems facing our society. The solution begins with changing the way we think about identity.


Decentralized identity: a natural check on government and corporate power

Posted by Sacha Saint-Leger on August 29, 2019

If history has taught us anything, it’s that power belongs to those who control the information. Right now that power belongs to the gatekeepers of our identities: governments and corporations. Decentralized identity systems put the power back in our hands.


Iden3 at DAppCon conference in Berlin

Posted by David Suarez on August 22, 2019

Jordi Baylina talked at DAppCon conference in Berlin about WebSnark, the iden3 library for zkSNARKs execution. WebSnark is built in WebAssembly so that it can be executed on the browser.


Websnark: zkSnarks generation from the browser is now fast and easy

Posted by David Suarez on April 10, 2019

Iden3 hopes to become an open standard for Self Sovereign Identity. We intend to deliver a reference Open Source implementation of the protocol that can be used by end users very soon.


Iden3 presentation at EthCC 2019

Posted by David Suarez on March 12, 2019

Jordi Baylina and David Suarez updated the audience about the iden3 project objectives, development of new protocols and modules for the complete identity management solution, and the state of the zero-knowledge proof technology with some example use cases that could be developed on top of it.


circom and snarkjs tutorial

Posted by Jordi Baylina on October 23, 2018

This tutorial will guide you in creating your first Zero Knowledge zkSnark circuit. It will navegate across the various techniques to write circuits and it will show you how to create proofs and verify them off-chain and on-chain on Ethereum.


iden3: Introducing a new set of tools for mastering zkSNARKs

Posted by Jordi Baylina on September 12, 2018

Recently, an association called 0KIMS was created to develop and launch a new distributed blockchain-based identity management solution: iden3. Here’s an introduction.