ZK White Paper: Efficient ZK Proofs for Keccak

By Angus Gruen This post is part of a series of technical papers designed to better communicate to the Ethereum community the work of Polygon’s zero-knowledge (ZK) teams. We hope that everyone who’s interested in the inner workings of Polygon’s ZK projects, Ethereum itself, and cryptographic engineering in general will be able to learn something … Read more

The Future is Now for Ethereum Scaling: Introducing Polygon zkEVM

We all know that Ethereum needs to scale, and we at Polygon believe that zero-knowledge (ZK) tech is the most promising pathway to get there. But that path has often seemed as if it would be long and winding. The conventional wisdom has been that the crypto space would need many years to develop Layer … Read more

Behind zkLend, a dual solution money market protocol for institutions and retail

zkLend is an L2 money-market protocol built on StarkNet, combining the best of zk-rollups and Ethereum to bring more users to the DeFi market.  To differentiate itself from the growing competition on the market, zkLend offers an innovative, dual solution to the problems faced in DeFi—a permissioned and compliance-focused solution for institutional clients and a … Read more

Roll-up developers StarkWare to raise $100M at a $6B valuation

Just three months after the last series C funding round, the Israeli company StarkWare is raising another $100 million at a $6 billion valuation, according to a report by the Israeli tech outlet Calcalist. The last series C round closed in November, brought in $50 million at a $2 billion valuation, thus tripling the company … Read more

Scalability issues no more? First EVM compatible ZK Rollup live on ETH’s public testnet

Ethereum‘s scalability issues have created a whirlwind of problems for the cryptocurrency industry, however, it has also fostered a ground for innovative ideas to overcome the same. Many layer 2 solutions have emerged in the recent past in order to combat the congestion on Ethereum, including zero-knowledge rollups. An enhancement for this has now been … Read more

Matter Labs and BitDAO launch a $200 million DAO to bootstrap zkSync development

Matter Labs, the organization behind Ethereum scaling protocol zkSync, announced today that it has launched a $200 million DAO to help accelerate the growth of the zkSync ecosystem. The initiative is made possible through its partnership with BitDAO, one of the largest DAO treasuries in the DeFi market. The proposal for BitDAO to create and … Read more

ZK and the Future of Ethereum Scaling

Arbitrum recently released a great post arguing that Optimistic Rollups (OR) represent the future of Ethereum, since they offer inherent scalability and cost advantages over ZK Rollups (ZKR). Their piece is well-written and worth reading. In the spirit of friendly debate, we’d like to present a different perspective. Polygon has committed $1 billion to ZK … Read more

Polygon ZK Day Recap: Polygon Zero Reveal and Panel Talk With Vitalik

Polygon’s zk day event hosted in partnership with ETHGlobal on Dec. 9 was jam-packed with Zero Knowledge goodness. If you are interested in this technology and what it can do for Ethereum, check this out. The 3.5-hour ZK tour de force included the announcement of a $400 million deal with pioneering ZK startup Mir and … Read more

Polygon Takes A Major Lead In ZK Rollups; Welcomes Mir, A Groundbreaking ZK Startup In A $400M Deal

TL;DR: We are excited to announce that Mir, a startup building groundbreaking ZK tech, is joining the Polygon family in a $400M* deal. Mir gathered a team of talented cryptographers and engineers, and after almost two years of work developed the world’s fastest ZK scaling technology. The Mir team is now joining Polygon in order … Read more