Co-founder of Polygon Brendan Farmer (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Polygon, StarkWare Tout New 'Circle STARKs' as Breakthrough for Zero-Knowledge Proofs
Circle STARKs are supposed to accelerate the proving process for zero-knowledge rollups, according to a white paper published by Polygon Labs and StarkWare.
Co-founder of Polygon Brendan Farmer (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

Polygon co-founders Sandeep Nailwal, Jordi Baylina and Antoni Martin (Polygon)
Why Polygon's MATIC Token Has Lagged During Past Year's Crypto Rally
MATIC was overvalued at the start of the ongoing crypto bull run, one observer said.
Polygon co-founders Sandeep Nailwal, Jordi Baylina and Antoni Martin (Polygon)

Brendan Farmer, Co-Founder of Polygon (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Polygon Releases 'Type 1 Prover,' Claiming Milestone Set by Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin
The announcement means that existing EVM chains or optimistic rollups can connect to the prover without modification, then plug into Polygon’s newly released Aggregation layer...
Brendan Farmer, Co-Founder of Polygon (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

Polygon Labs CEO Marc Boiron. (Polygon Labs)
Polygon Labs Cuts 19% of Staff, 60 Roles, for 'Enhanced Performance'
The Ethereum-focused developer firm attributes the layoffs to working more effectively, rather than financial reasons.
Polygon Labs CEO Marc Boiron. (Polygon Labs)

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As Blockchains Push Toward Decentralization, These People Serve as Ultimate Guardians
The goal of these "protocol councils,” sometimes called “security councils,” is to nudge these nascent networks toward increasing decentralization, by gradually removing them...
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Like the suitors courting Penelope in the Odyssey, Ethereum's biggest layer-2 teams are vying to win over the Celo blockchain. (John William Waterhouse, via Wikipedia.)
Celo, Shopping for Blockchain Partner, Turns to the Delicate Issue of Money
A standalone blockchain, Celo is looking to migrate to become a layer-2 network atop Ethereum. The months-long selection process has started to look like "The Bachelorette," w...
Like the suitors courting Penelope in the Odyssey, Ethereum's biggest layer-2 teams are vying to win over the Celo blockchain. (John William Waterhouse, via Wikipedia.)

Polygon co-founders Sandeep Nailwal, Jordi Baylina and Antoni Martin (Polygon)
Polygon Plans 'AggLayer,' in Bid to Synthesize Modular, Monolithic Blockchains
The new "AggLayer," set for launch next month, relies on zero-knowledge proofs, a type of cryptography that Polygon Labs is betting on as a core underpinning of future blockch...
Polygon co-founders Sandeep Nailwal, Jordi Baylina and Antoni Martin (Polygon)

Verify authenticates the source of a Fox News image from an article about Elon Musk and deep fakes (Verify.fox, modified by CoinDesk)
We Tried Fox's Blockchain-Based Tool for Deepfake Detection. Here's How It Went
Fox's new blockchain tool might not help consumers suss out deep fakes, but it could be a boon to publishers struggling to navigate the AI age. We kicked the tires on the new...
Verify authenticates the source of a Fox News image from an article about Elon Musk and deep fakes (Verify.fox, modified by CoinDesk)

Libre CEO Avtar Sehra (Libre)
Brevan Howard, Hamilton Lane Back New Tokenization Platform Libre
Freshly out of stealth, Libre is also working with Nomura’s Laser Digital unit and has been built using Polygon’s chain development kit by tokenization pioneer Avtar Sehra.
Libre CEO Avtar Sehra (Libre)

Screenshot from the new "Verify" tool showing a successful authentication – with transaction hash – of a Fox News article. (VerifyMedia/CoinDesk)
Fox, Polygon Release Blockchain-Powered Tool 'Verify' to Weed Out Deepfakes
"Verify" is an open-source protocol built on Polygon's PoS blockchain, specifically used to establish the origin and history of registered media.
Screenshot from the new "Verify" tool showing a successful authentication – with transaction hash – of a Fox News article. (VerifyMedia/CoinDesk)