We work on cryptography and protocol design heavy projects.
We have three lines of work: Research, Protocols, Products.
Find a replacement for Merkle trees that is proof-friendly so that it can be used for (1) better proof of space, (2) a provable Filecoin state that can be used for computing over data and for exporting Filecoin to other chains.
Find SNARKs where (1) circuits can be easily upgraded, (2) efficient for our provers.
Private Decentralized Networks
Improve privacy in IPFS network through private content routing.
Proof of Space
Find a replacement for Filecoin current proof of space with faster retrieval and cheaper proof generation.
Improving the Filecoin Protocol
Write and review the most impactful, complex and large Filecoin upgrades
Storage Market Programmability
Make Filecoin easy to program with better standards and programmable storage markets features
Filecoin as Data Availability Layer
Add data availability capabilities into the Filecoin protocol so that other L1 and L2 can rely on for their storage.
Ecosystem of Storage Protocols
Build protocols such as Retrievability Insurance, Crowdfunded deals, Repair deals to (1) improve the quality of storage services provided by Filecoin and (2) export Filecoin to other chains
Access Control for Data
Create a decentralized access control network so that data stored on IPFS and Filecoin can have privacy functionalities