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Aleph Zero Unveils EVM ZK-Privacy Layer and zkOS

Aleph Zero has launched the first EVM-compatible ZK-Privacy Layer, capable of generating zero-knowledge proofs in under a second on consumer-grade devices. Powered by Arbitrum Orbit on Gelato RaaS, this development enhances on-chain privacy by making it virtually instantaneous.

Introduction of zkOS

Aleph Zero introduced zkOS, a suite designed to integrate on-chain privacy into various Web3 applications. This client-side, chain-agnostic system offers Privacy-as-a-Service (PaaS) through easy app integrations on WASM and EVM-compatible networks.

Enhancing User Privacy

zkOS enables private transactions and interactions with dApps without compromising data. It supports high-throughput applications like privacy-preserving DeFi, real-world assets (RWAs), AI, and enterprise solutions, extending privacy tech to a broader audience.

Market Impact and Growth

These technologies open Aleph Zero’s ecosystem to EVM users, marking a significant step toward multichain growth. Aleph Zero’s WASM Layer 1 blockchain will serve as the Data Availability layer for the new Layer 2 EVM and its applications.

Developer Testnet Launch

The ZK-Privacy EVM Layer 2 Developer Testnet is now live, inviting developers to build and test applications. The Developer Mainnet release is planned for Q3 2024.

Collaboration with Gelato

Aleph Zero’s EVM ZK-Privacy Layer 2 rollup on Ethereum is built in partnership with Gelato, using Arbitrum Anytrust DAC technology. This setup supports block times of up to 250ms with near-instant transaction finality, processing thousands of transactions per second.

Advanced Privacy Features

Aleph Zero’s zkOS uses the Halo2 with KZG commitment scheme for speed and a universally trusted setup. The zkToolkit simplifies integration, ensuring high performance across existing apps in Aleph Zero and Ethereum ecosystems. Initial benchmarks show zkOS zero-knowledge proofs executing in 600-800 ms on standard devices using browsers like Safari or Chrome.

Development Roadmap

The EVM Testnet is available now, with the Mainnet release expected in Q3 2024. The zkOS MVP is anticipated by Q3 2024, with advanced features by Q1 2025. For more details, visit alephzero.org.

Use Cases

Confirmed use cases with Aleph Zero and zkOS include:

  • Holyheld: Enhancing card payments with privacy tech.
  • DRKVRS: Adding privacy to an action RPG game.
  • Rarible: Integrating with Aleph Zero.
  • See3: Building a new crypto-native ZK content standard.
  • idOS: Managing personal data access for dApps.
  • Pieces.market: Compliant investment in fractionalized luxury RWAs.
  • Upcade.xyz: Setting new standards in Web3 gaming.
  • Common: Expanding its Private DeFi Suite via Aleph Zero.

Aleph Zero continues to push blockchain privacy boundaries, enhancing user experience and application performance.

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Disclaimer: Not Investment Advice

it’s crucial to understand that the information provided here is not to be construed as investment advice. The crypto market is dynamic and highly speculative, and decisions should be made based on thorough personal research and consideration of individual risk tolerance. Always consult with financial professionals and conduct your own due diligence before making any investment decisions. The intention of this exploration is to present insights and trends, not to provide specific investment recommendations.

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