A while in the past, close to Christmas time, we joined the Filecoin ceremony. Why can we do that? As a result of we expect that decentralized storage is a key a part of our future, and of the web of the long run – in addition to decentralized compute, such because the one we construct right here at Golem.

It’s value noting, that the Ceremony’s attestation was signed with the corporate’s public key – you may confirm it with our web site. Golem, as an organization, has determined to behave as a public trusted celebration throughout the Filecoin trusted setup, which at this stage, generates parameters for common SNARKS utilization.

What’s the ceremony about? it generates setup parameters for zkSNARKS. By taking part the customers improve the belief within the community. If no less than one particular person (or one Golem on this case), that takes half on this ceremony is trusted, we are able to belief the entire setup.

The Filecoin ceremony marks the launch of the undertaking’s testnet – Filecoin makes use of zkSNARKS and these, within the context of the Filecoin Setup Ceremony require proofing from impartial customers throughout the community. Golem has already participated within the first part, named The Powers of Tau, producing parameters that can be utilized for SNARKS (not just for Filecoin).

Log from the ceremony computation – the beginning of the processing (you may see the hash of the problem file) 

TLDR: each participant of this ceremony makes the community extra reliable

However… trusted? What does “trusted” imply on this context?

Quoting the Filecoin blogpost:

“The Powers of Tau ceremony proceeds in turns, one flip for every participant… The results of every computation is then added to a public transcript, in order that your complete protocol might be publicly verified. So long as one participant efficiently destroys their randomness after they’re completed, the ensuing parameters are safe. As increasingly members are added, it turns into unlikely that an adversary might have compromised everybody. That is very true as members have huge flexibility within the counter-measures they make use of.”

You possibly can see our PR right here → https://github.com/arielgabizon/perpetualpowersoftau/pull/15

Finish of the processing screengrab

In conclusion, Golem considers Filecoin an ally within the mission in the direction of a fairer, user-controlled internet, decentralization is the means to this finish. We want this undertaking the perfect and we encourage the group to contribute to occasions corresponding to this Ceremony. “Dogfooding” – aka utilizing and testing our personal instruments and protocols – is essential for constructing higher instruments and protocols.

(Click on right here to affix the Filecoin ceremony)

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