Vac Research

Nov 30 2022

Vac - Communication & Privacy

About Vac

Vac builds public good protocols for the decentralized web.

We do applied research based on which we build protocols, libraries and publications. Custodians of protocols that reflect a set of principles.

Our Principles

Liberty, censorship resistance, security, privacy, transparency, openness, decentralization, inclusivity, continuance, resourcefulness.

These principles act as tools. Tools for thinking, for communication, and for decentralized decision making. They keep us honest about where we are failing short of our vision.

The meaning of these principles are elaboarted on here.


Secure Messaging. We design modular, p2p protocols for private, anonymous, secure and censorship-resistant communications. The main focus is Waku, the communication layer for Web3.

zk-WASM. Research into making private and provable computation using WASM that is verified using zero-knowledge proofs.

RAD - RFCs & Dissemination. We build specifications for self-sustainable robust protocols with strong and modular privacy guarantees. Rough consensus and running code. We also write papers and collaborate closely with other projects/institutions, and aim to build a bridge between industry and academia.

Applied ZK & Explorations. We build tools to enable new fundamental building blocks using cutting-edge zero-knowledge proof systems. For example, Zerokit.