Vac made great progress on its ongoing research and development objectives last year while also presenting its work at conferences and supporting Logos infrastructure projects.
Here’s a quick recap of Vac’s 2023:
- Collaborated with Waku on “The Future of Waku Network: Scaling, Incentivization, and Heterogeneity”. The paper details research discussions on Waku’s approach to scaling and incentivisation
Took part in Logos’ “The Birth of a Network State”, presenting research into GossipSub optimisations during EthCC
Merged two GossipSub optimisations to prepare the protocol for the upcoming EIP-4844 upgrade (GossipSub: IDontWant by Menduist · Pull Request #934 · status-im/nim-libp2p · GitHub / GossipSub: Limit flood publishing by Menduist · Pull Request #911 · status-im/nim-libp2p · GitHub).
Released Zerokit v0.3.0
Published a blog post on the privacy-preserving zkVM Nescience
Made major progress on spam prevention in Waku with the stabilisation of Waku-RLN-Relay in nwaku
- Shipped Zerokit v0.4.0
Published a blog on RLN and its use in Waku
Presented Nescience, RLN, and work on Ethereum validator privacy at Progcrypto and PrivConnect in Istanbul during Devconnect
- Smart contracts
- Token economics
- Distributed Systems Testing and QA
- ZK and cryptography-related protocols
- Specification writing
Vac is looking forward to another successful and packed year in 2024 as it continues to research and develop solutions to problems impacting the entire decentralised web movement.
What is Vac?
Vac builds public good protocols for the decentralised web. As an integral part of the Logos, Vac comprises R&D Service Units, Incubator Projects, Deep Research, and the RFC (specification) process for Logos projects. Learn more: Vac.dev