Grantee Roundup: March 2021 | Ethereum Foundation Blog

It’s all the time enjoyable to listen to about new grants as they’re awarded, however what occurs after the announcement? In this sequence, we’ll test in on initiatives which are properly underway – or already on the end line. Read on to find out about some latest milestones and achievements by grantees!


The Baseline venture is defining a protocol that enables companies to synchronize their programs of report and scale back pricey errors in B2B transactions. It makes use of the Ethereum Mainnet as a typical body of reference, whereas protecting confidential enterprise logic and information personal utilizing zero-knowledge proofs. The venture is housed underneath the Ethereum OASIS. First launched in March 2020 by a bunch of 15 groups, Baseline is now overseen by representatives from over 30 corporations and organizations. Currently in v0.1.0, launched in August 2020, Baseline already provides many instruments for enterprise customers together with:

The funding awarded to Baseline was allotted for the not too long ago introduced Baseline Protocol Grants program, administered by Baseline’s governing our bodies through Open Collective to assist continued analysis, growth and adoption.

Follow Baseline’s progress on Twitter @baselineproto, contribute on Github or be a part of the dialog on Discord, Slack and Telegram.

Aztec for PLONK

The Aztec crew are blazing trails within the zero data realm because the creators of PLONK, an environment friendly and common SNARK development, and its successors TurboPlonk and UltraPlonk. Aztec obtained a grant in August 2020 towards their work on PLONK and the Rust-based Noir language for programmable privateness inside a PLONK rollup. Aztec has reached some main milestones not too long ago with PLONK and Noir as key components, together with:

There’s a lot extra within the Aztec pipeline – comply with their progress on Twitter @aztecnetwork, Github AztecProtocol, or be a part of the Discord.

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