Welcome to ZEND University!
What is ZEND UNIVERSITY?
ZEND University is a 4-week ‘course’ curated by zkLend. The purpose of this course is to share more about core underlying concepts, engage our community and prepare everyone for mainnet liftoff! The syllabus begins with wide macro and general concepts, ultimately progressing to focus on layer 2, DeFi, and risk management involved in using DeFi and zkLend.
Each week, we will have a reading list for our community every Monday, with a corresponding quiz opening on Thursday and submission closing on the following Monday.
The weekly prize pool will be 2,000USD, spread over a maximum of 400 participants. Our team will collect your answers and award students based on i) the number of correct answers and ii) total correct answers of each week.
How to take Part
ZEND University is open for enrolment! We want to involve and onboard as many students as possible. Each weeks’ syllabus and materials will be posted on Monday on Medium, alongside a link to the end of week quiz. Note that the quiz will be posted but will not be live until the corresponding Thursday. Each week the previous weeks’ reading list, tests and explanations will be uploaded starting from the beginning of week 2.
Meanwhile, 200 of our spots on ZEND University will be given to our zkLend Quests Crew3 winners for the entirety of 4 weeks. The other 200 will be revolving and based on a random lottery system, which will alter on a weekly basis. This is to ensure that as many of our community can take part and learn to earn!
Participants will need to ensure they provide their correct Polygon wallet addresses and emails so we can send them prizes.
ZEND University Syllabus
Remember to set up your Polygon wallet and stay notified about our latest developments. We will be releasing a ZEND University FAQ on our Discord to assist in troubleshooting.
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.