Developers at Nil Foundation have introduced ZK-Rollups utilizing sharding.
07.11.2023
Developers at Nil Foundation have introduced ZK-Rollups utilizing sharding.

The innovative startup Nil Foundation has introduced zkSharding technology – an enhancement of ZK-Rollups based on the principles of sharding.

This technology is a pioneering scaling method that combines several shards into a unified execution system (L2), integrating modular and monolithic structures and optimizing them for resource-intensive dapps.

The advanced zkSharding solution, operating on the basis of zkEVM, supports a wide range of decentralized applications.

“We are excited to finally announce the availability of zkSharding to the broader Ethereum developer community, making it suitable for launching high-load applications and data-intensive uses, such as decentralized sequencers, solutions for programmable information accessibility, exchanges, autonomous worlds, and so on.” — stated Mikhail Komarov, CEO and co-founder of Nil Foundation.

The startup team is convinced that zkSharding can "reliably scale" the Ethereum cryptocurrency, achieving a throughput of 60,000 transactions per second and beyond.

For a long time, sharding technology has remained a key element in the development plans of the Ethereum network, providing parallel transaction processing to reduce costs and speed up operations.

The developers specify that zkSharding combines a variety of architectural principles. The main shard is responsible for confirming transactions with zero-knowledge proofs within the L2 framework, while additional shards increase the overall throughput of the system.

Founded in 2018, Nil Foundation developed the Proof Market protocol, allowing blockchains and L1/L2 protocols to generate zero-knowledge proofs as needed.

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