Introducing zCloak: Providing Zero-Knowledge Proof as a Service for the Polkadot Network
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#4 will be zCloak Network - A Privacy-focused Computing Platform Based on Polkadot.
zCloak Network provides Zero-Knowledge Proof as a Service based on the Polkadot Network. It enables a new computation paradigm called the Cloaking Space, which provides a private and scalable computation environment for Web 3.0.
Founded in 2020, the zCloak Network project was inspired by the Polkadot vision of Web 3.0 — return the sovereign control of personal data to the users. With its novel approach of Self-Sovereign Data and Self-Proving Computation, zCloak Network enables computation and analysis of personal data without sending them to 3rd party servers. As such, it can prevent private data from being stolen or misused. The zCloak Network uses a zk-STARK based virtual machine for general purpose computations. It can provide Zero-Knowledge Proof as a Service (ZKPaaS) to other parachains in Polkadot/Kusama — serving as a confidential computation infrastructure in the ecosystem.
The zCloak Network project (formerly known as the Starks Network project) has received a grant from the Web3 foundation in September 2020 and has successfully completed its milestones. Currently, the project is in the waiting list of the Rococo V1 testnet. It will test cross-chain ZKP verification with other parachains in Polkadot.
zCloak main features include: Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZKP), Cloaking Space and the zCloak Network.
zCloak Network will provide all the necessary building blocks to realize the Cloaking Space concept — to build a new type of blockchain that is private and scalable powered by a zk-STARK VM for Web 3.0.
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