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Highlighting Recent Notable Advancements Concerning Zero-knowledge Proofs
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Following the publication of an in-depth research report concerning the field of Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKPs), Smith + Crown has been keenly tracking research breakthroughs and major implementation releases related to these proof systems in their application to scaling and privacy issues that have hereto troubled base layer blockchain networks. As previously discussed, ZKPs provide the ability to succinctly...
Decentralized VPN Orchid Launched on the Apple App Store
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Orchid, a decentralized virtual private network (VPN) provider, recently launched its service on the Apple app store. Following this month’s launch, the price of the project’s native token, the Orchid Digital Currency (OXT), rose by 11%. Additionally, on July 22, 2020, the team announced that Orchid was available on desktop on macOS. Members of the team include co-founder of Pantera...
AZTEC Protocol
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AZTEC uses a UTXO model similar to Bitcoin’s. AZTEC uses ‘notes’ instead of balances, with notes encrypting a number representing a value (i.e. a number of ERC-20 tokens). Notes have owners, with ownership defined by an Ethereum address, and the owner must provide a valid ECSDA signature for the note to be spent: the protocol’s...