Zero-Knowledge Proofs

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3 Greenshoot Sectors in the Blockchain Space
From “AI x blockchain” and zero-knowledge proofs to Bitcoin ordinal projects, there are plenty of bright spots in the Web3 ecosystem, despite the market volatility and regula...
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Scroll co-founder Sandy Peng (Bradley Keoun)
Scroll Confirms Mainnet Live, as Co-Founder Predicts Speed Gains Over Ethereum
Blockchain data showed that Scroll’s smart contract was deployed on Oct. 8, but the team held off making its official announcement until this week.
Scroll co-founder Sandy Peng (Bradley Keoun)

Manta is the latest blockchain network to reconsider its commitment to OP Labs' OP Stack. (Justin Henry/Creative Commons)
Manta's Layer-2 Blockchain Already Plans to Ditch OP Stack for Polygon
The network, which just went live a couple weeks ago as a so-called optimistic rollup – the core underpinning of OP Stack – will now become a “ZK-rollup,” which is what Polygo...
Manta is the latest blockchain network to reconsider its commitment to OP Labs' OP Stack. (Justin Henry/Creative Commons)

Scroll co-founder Sandy Peng (Bradley Keoun)
Scroll zkEVM Launches, Blockchain Data Shows, Competing With Polygon, Matter Labs
The new Ethereum layer-2 network's debut adds to the competition among rival providers of so-called "zkEVMs," including Polygon and Matter Labs.
Scroll co-founder Sandy Peng (Bradley Keoun)

Robin Linus, a core contributor to ZeroSync and the author of the new "BitVM" paper. (Robin Linus)
Bitcoin Might Get Ethereum-Style Smart Contracts Under ‘BitVM’ Plan
A goal of Robin Linus's design for "BitVM" is to enable Turing-complete Bitcoin contracts – making the blockchain programmable, similar to a computer – without making the netw...
Robin Linus, a core contributor to ZeroSync and the author of the new "BitVM" paper. (Robin Linus)

Optimism CEO Karl Floersch. (Optimism)
At Last, Blockchain Developer OP Labs Delivers ‘Fault Proofs’ Missing From Core Design
The developer’s OP Stack software, the blueprint for Coinbase’s new Base blockchain, had been criticized for the lack of a crucial security feature – likened to driving a fast...
Optimism CEO Karl Floersch. (Optimism)

Buenos Aires (Unsplash)
Buenos Aires Releases Blockchain Digital Identity Solution Powered by zkSync's ZK Proofs
Citizens of Buenos Aires can access the identity solution, the QuarkID wallet, where they can store their birth and marriage certificates, according to the city government.
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Vitalik Buterin spoke to reporters during an exclusive event at ETHSeoul. (CoinDesk)
Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Argues for Blockchain 'Privacy Pools' to Weed Out Criminals
The paper argues for “privacy pools,” a tech feature that would enhance the privacy of user’s transactions while also separating criminal activity from innocent funds in diffe...
Vitalik Buterin spoke to reporters during an exclusive event at ETHSeoul. (CoinDesk)

Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal (Polygon)
Polygon Releases 'Chain Development Kit' for ZK-Powered Networks on Ethereum
The new software toolkit will allow developers to build their own customizable chains, and connect to each other through a ZK-powered bridge to form a “Value Layer.”
Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal (Polygon)

Optimism CEO Karl Floersch (Optimism)
Coinbase’s Chosen Blockchain Brand Sees Zero Threat from Zero Knowledge
Many Ethereum aficionados have predicted that the most promising layer-2 blockchains would be built not using the OP Stack’s “optimistic rollup” technology – favored by the U....
Optimism CEO Karl Floersch (Optimism)