In addition to our other support activities ZKValidator makes direct investments into projects that are aligned with our mission. We believe that privacy and zero-knowledge proof technology will be transformational for blockchains and the wider world. We therefore support several high quality early-stage companies, DAOs, and blockchain networks that are working on these areas and that we believe share our vision.
Anoma is a proof-of-stake blockchain protocol that enables private transactions and private bartering with any number of parties to increase the chance of finding suitable trading partners. Transaction data is kept anonymous for all traded assets which includes currency, NFTs and other goods and services.
Iron Fish is a Layer 1 blockchain that provides the strongest privacy guarantees on every single transaction. Leveraging zero-knowledge proofs (zk-SNARKs), and the highest industry standards for encryption, Iron Fish gives you complete control over who sees transaction details via account view keys or transaction decryption keys.
Aztec is an open source layer 2 network championing scalability and privacy in the Ethereum network. Built on PLONK, a superfast SNARK technology, Aztec acts as a privacy shield for financial transactions protecting users and business identity and balance data.
zkSync, is a user-centric zk rollup platform developed by Matter Labs It is a scaling solution for Ethereum that is already live on the mainnet. The main feature of zkSync are extremely low transaction fees, trustless protocol, cryptographic security, full user control of funds and no requirement for operational activity to secure funds.
Aleo provides tools to build private and zero knowledge applications with ease. It is the world’s first IDE built intentionally for zero knowledge proofs. Developers create their app using Leo, a language that requires no cryptography, apps are compiled on the platform and deployed to the blockchain within a short timeframe.
Deversifi is a layer 2 exchange facilitating fast, private and gas free transactions. The zkrollup technology StarkWare (zkSTARKS) is a cryptographic proof that permits thousands of transactions to be settled on the Ethereum blockchain in a single batch transaction, the enabling technology behind Deversifi’s exchange.
Moonbeam provides smart contract functionality across different blockchains that is fully Ethereum-compatible. The cross-chain functionality, enabled through a parachain of the Polkadot network, allows DApp developers to extend their reach to new users and assets. Moonbeam is decentralized and permissionless, contains a full EVM implementation and extends Ethereum features to include on-chain governance and staking.