This week, web3 developers will gather in Paris for the largest annual Ethereum conference in Europe. “Why not let them enjoy themselves?” thought Findora. After all, “La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin.”
In a city as beautiful as Paris, it would be a shame to keep hackers in a dark hacker house in front of computer screens. Findora has a different approach for EthCC in Paris: let hackers enjoy the City of Lights as they build.
Although anyone around the globe can compete to win over $5,000 in grand prizes, participants in Paris for EthCC will get even more:
Registrants will get a ZK Circuit Map with hand-picked cafés where they can hack. The map marks notable sites in Paris where participants can decrypt riddles to win $500 USDT bonus prizes and exclusive NFTs Findora has minted called “ZK Moles.”
“We thought, ‘it would be a shame to come to this city and not be able to see any of the sites,’” said Findora Business Development manager Dylan Kawalec. “So we asked, ‘what can we do to give people the opportunity to walk around, enjoy this amazing city, and also hack? We didn’t want to just do what everyone else does.”
Maps will be handed out at the Maison de la Mutualité. Participants of the ZK Circuit Hackathon will also get brunch each day at EthCC. All projects must be an FRC-20 or FRC-721 project with privacy features in mind. Although the hackathon is starting Tuesday, July 19th, late entrants are allowed! Learn more about the event and start here.
- $5,000 in prizes
- Anyone around the world can hack!
- Submission must have privacy features in mind and be for FRC20 or 721 tokens or a research paper.
- Projects are due by July 29th at 11:59pm, and submit your projects by forking them here.
- Must register here to get brunch and meet with sponsors.
- See our Linktree for resources and and our Github for requirements.
- You can still register here.
More About Findora
Findora is used to doing things differently.
Typically, blockchains follow an account model (as Ethereum does) or a UTXO model (as Bitcoin does). Findora, however, combines these models by parallelizing an EVM ledger with a UTXO ledger. Unlike other zero-knowledge projects, Findora is focused on more than just confidential transactions but also wants to act as a universal privacy oracle that can settle transactions.
“For this hackathon, we wanted to change things up a bit and let YOU, the hacker, have an enjoyable time in Paris while still being able to work on your project,” reads Findora’s official announcement on Eventbrite. “We want you to make the most of your time here since many of you who are attending ETHCC this year are traveling from abroad.”
It will be interesting to see how this strategy pays off — and exciting to see what hackers come up with to advance the future of privacy finance for web3.