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ZEND University Reading List

Find our ZEND University reading list week by week below.

Week 1: Web 3, Ethereum and the Basics

Welcome to week 1! This week begins with some basics on the amorphous term, ‘Web 3.0’, the case for its significance as a departure from the existing internet. There is a specific focus on DeFi as an applied instance of the new internet. Then, roll ups in their various flavours are introduced, alongside some initial considerations of the zk-rollups and their privacy preserving dimensions.

Required reading

Additional reading

We recommend that you read all required readings in order as the concepts assume some previous understanding of preceding concepts.

Happy reading. See you here on Thursday. (Link will be dynamic and open!)

Week 2: L2, StarkNet and Cairo

Week 2 continues with comparing various kinds of rollups, then moving to focus on validity rollups in the StarkNet context.

Required reading

Additional reading / Watching / Listening

We recommend that you read all required readings in order as the concepts assume some previous understanding of preceding concepts.

Happy reading. See you here on Thursday. (Link will be dynamic and open!)

Week 3: Let’s talk DeFi

Congratulations on finishing more than half of our course! Week 3 introduces students to a basic introduction to DeFi, components and basic elements of borrow and lending protocols.

Required reading / watching

Additional reading / watching

Happy reading. See you here on Thursday. (Link will be dynamic and open!)

Week 4: Getting to Grips with zkLend

The final stretch of our ZEND University! The final week focuses on understanding zkLend’s key parameters such as borrowing capacity and liquidation thresholds as well as wider risk vectors users may face when using DeFi money market protocols in general.

Required reading / watching

Additional reading

Happy reading. See you here on Thursday. (Link will be dynamic and open!)

[02/09/2022] Update: Answers now live in this document.

About zkLend

zkLend is an L2 money-market protocol built on StarkNet, combining zk-rollup scalability, superior transaction speed, and cost-savings with Ethereum’s security. The protocol offers a dual solution: a permissioned and compliance-focused solution for institutional clients, and a permissionless service for DeFi users — all without sacrificing decentralisation.

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zkLend

zkLend is an L2 money-market protocol built on StarkNet, combining zk-rollup scalability, superior transaction speed, and cost-savings with Ethereum’s security.