BioSNARKS - recursive zero knowledge proofs for biotech
Drug and biotech development is an expensive and slowprocess. A single therapy might take up to 10 years to develop andanywhere between $300M-2.2B.
The culprit is poor reproducibility in basic research andsiloing of data and results.
BioSNARKS open up new possibilities foraccelerated and more democratized drug and biotech development, by allowing participants to interact with validated data, IP, protocols, targets without revealing sensitive information.
On the long run, we envision snarky.bio as a stack, which enables a privacy-preserving biodata and drug marketplace for lead generation and optimization even in a federated setting.
Multi-party funded research. Same protocol, different biological interests
Negative and neutral data -> data de-siloing
Use cases for 1-2, to provide ZK-NFTs or ZK-IP-NFTs (asset exchange)
Proof of optimization, binding - ZK machine learning
Anonymized biobank and patient data
Recursive proofs using the Kimchi Proof System by MINA
Mina is the world’s lightest blockchain, powered by participants. Rather than apply brute computing force, Mina uses advanced cryptography and recursive zk-SNARKs to design an entire blockchain that is about 22kb, the size of a couple of tweets. It is the first layer-1 to enable efficient implementation and easy programmability of zero knowledge smart contracts (zkApps), such as BioSNARKs.
We envision an ecosystem that provides building blocks to both open source and private entity pipelines that would like to exchange immutable proofs of solutions, including in federated computing settings.