Ethereum Foundation Funds Over $9M In Q2 For Conferences And Cryptography Studies
- The Ethereum Foundation supported over 10 conferences during Q2, covering a range of topics.
- The foundation also supported research projects on formal verification and distributed systems design and analysis.
The Ethereum Foundation announced the projects supported by funds in Q2, including more than ten conferences, such as Paris DeFi Security Summit, Ethereum Argentina Conference, and a large number of studies on Cryptography & zero-knowledge proofs, with a total amount of $9,218,158.34.
The Ethereum Foundation has announced the projects it supported with funds during Q2, totaling $9,218,158.34. The supported projects include more than ten conferences, such as the Paris DeFi Security Summit, Ethereum Argentina Conference, and events in countries such as Serbia, Uruguay, and Nigeria. The conferences covered various topics, including zero-knowledge proofs, public goods, and decentralized identity.
In addition to the conferences, the foundation supported research projects focusing on formal verification and distributed systems design and analysis. There was also a research project to work with the community toward a framework to explore, analyze, and assess privacy in web3 protocols, dapps, and services.
The supported projects also included hackathons, such as the one in Rome, Italy, which focused on governance and privacy-preserving technologies, and one in Belgrade, Serbia, covering topics such as zero-knowledge (ZK), infrastructure, and scaling. A hackathon in Singapore also focused on social impact and covering topics such as ZK and layer 2s (L2s).
The foundation also supported organizing Ethereum education and grassroots community activities in countries such as Malaysia, including a conference and hackathon, local meetups, and a hacker house. There was also a meetup in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to relaunch the Ethereum Slovenia community’s grassroots activities.
The Ethereum Foundation has continued its development of the Nimbus consensus layer client, which involves sustaining performance and stability on the production beacon chain, performing R&D on light clients, and creating public documentation.
There was also the implementation of a proof-of-concept of Protocol-Enforced Proposer Commitments (PEPC), which allows validators to enter into commitments with third parties, along with a protocolized version of vanilla proposer-builder separation (PBS) for it.
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