Coda is the first cryptocurrency protocol with a constant-sized blockchain. Coda compresses the entire blockchain into a tiny snapshot the size of a few tweets.
That means that no matter how many transactions are performed, verifying the blockchain remains inexpensive and accessible to everyone.
This is a chance to join a small, collaborative team and have a ton of independence while working on fascinating cross-disciplinary problems in computing. We also offer competitive compensation both in salary and equity as well as top-of-the-market benefits.
O(1) Labs is a small, well-funded startup aiming to develop the first cryptocurrency protocol that can deliver on the promise of supporting real-world applications and widespread use. Our team is based in San Francisco, and we are funded by top investors (including Polychain, Metastable, Max Levchin, and Naval Ravikant).
We're a reasonably small team, so don't need too much process overhead. We have weekly engineering meetings where people coordinate what they're working on, code reviews, a github trello board, github issues, and weekly 1 on 1s.
We work with cutting-edge and experimental techniques in distributed systems, functional programming, and cryptography, so technical challenges abound. Sometimes that means understanding systems in academic papers and adapting them to our context; other times it's pushing the performance of burgeoning fields in computing; inventing novel data structures; or thinking adversarially about incentives in a distributed marketplace.
Our CTO wrote an embedded DSL that greatly streamlines construction of complex zk-SNARK circuits;
Other engineers worked on creating a distributed, verifiable compute market designed to operate at theoretical optimal efficiency;
A third engineer worked on improving the performance of constructing zk-SNARK proving keys by implementing them on GPUs, which yielded several order of magnitude improvements on the state of the art in early trials.
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