Decentralized Authentication

Decentralized Authentication

Application type


Proposal overview

The application allows anyone to register zk identities, and use it to authenticate on the platforms using zkID authentication. The 3rd party platforms would be able to integrate it as a zero knowledge authentication protocol.

Use Case

  • Allows users to authenticate without disclosing their identity or using passwords.
  • Users might be able to use ONE zkID with other zk dapps platforms relying on zero knowledge identities ( or identity commitments).

Proposal ask

In order to get this up and running, we request $15k/year stable basic income to take care of welfare and development costs.

This ask will be in line with the laid down milestones as detailed below

  1. launching a feature-complete product on testnet
  2. forming a DAO with 5-out-of-9 multisig with our DAOs
  3. launching on ONE mainnet ( initial version already available on ONE mainnet)
  4. attracting 1k daily active users (with launch video, PR promotion)
  5. attracting 10k daily active users (with a detailed roadmap, governance process)

External links

Link: Testnet
Github: contracts , ui

Objective Date Status
Testnet launch Feb Done
Fixes and Improvements May 31st Pending
Smart Contract Audit June 30th Pending
Mainnet Launch August 31st Pending

Since the testnet version is already available, we are looking for partners who wants to use zk ID authentication mechanism and try it on testnet. We hope for faster iteration and early mainnet launch.


yes for me as a zkDAO governor. authentication protocols have huge potentials in this space.

may i recommend the applicant to try to push for a mainnet launch to be earlier, like end of June instead of August? after mainnet launch one can still fine tune. but without interacting with users it is hard to get meaningful feedback in order to improve the product.


A strong yes from me as governor of zkDAO. Looking forward to the wide range of verticals that will be powered by this application


This is a great use case of zkp. Yes from me as governor of zkDAO.

Yes from me as a governor of zkDAO. The use cases have so much potential.

yes from me as a zku governor. Authentication is a super interesting use case for zk technology

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with 5 or more positive votes from ZkDao’s governors, this project will be funded.

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Milestone 2

A DAO has been formed with a 5-out-of-9 multisig (address: 0x913ae90d9817446A27D0E5BFcfC32124411bFD37) with the following DAO members.

Founder of Elefria, ZKU graduate, and teaching staff at ZKU. He has background in cyber security and technical due diligence. He is a contributor to Cardano and Harmony ecosystem.

Manager working at a MNC in areas of cyber security, privacy and compliance.

Governor at zkDAO and teaching staff at ZKU. Alex is a master’s degree student and TA at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Governor at zkDAO and teaching staff at ZKU. Tosin is a software engineer at a leading bank in Africa and contributing to the Harmony Blockchain in the areas of zero-knowledge proofs and privacy.

Cathie is a public speaker and instructor on the topics of machine learning, blockchain, and web3 development in Hong Kong.

He is a final year bachelor’s degree student in Computer Science at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati from India. He is a cryptography and zero-knowledge enthusiast keen on pursuing a Master’s degree in the same. He is currently a TA at ZKU.

Governor at zkDAO and teaching staff at ZKU. He also works at Webb-Protocol as a software engineer.

Sr Software Engineer at Uber and a student at ZKU (2nd Cohort). Working on building web3 products.

Co-founder of Martify ( an open source NFT marketplace) and an open source developer for Cardano community.

I am grateful for each one of you. Thank you!

Will soon provide more updates on the project, as I am making progress on it.

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Congrats on reaching milestone 2, confirming as a zkDAO governor.

congrats from me as well. Milestone 2 confirmed.

Milestone 2 confirmed.

Milestone 2 confirmed.

milestone 2 confirmed!

This is a great Idea I see some really good reason behind this but we need to add more to it.

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