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ZK Roll-Ups: Unlocking the Potential of Zero-Knowledge Technology

• Vadim Krekotin, the founding partner of Cryptomeria Capital, presented a comprehensive analysis of zero-knowledge (ZK) roll-ups at ETHBarcelona.
• He discussed the differences between ZK and optimistic roll-ups, highlighting their potential applications outside the crypto industry.
• Krekotin also outlined popular projects and companies working on ZK-roll ups, such as Polygon, Scroll, SNARKWare, and ZK-Sync.

Overview of Zero Knowledge Roll-Ups

Cryptomeria Capital’s Vadim Krekotin provided a comprehensive overview of ZK roll-ups at ETHBarcelona, shedding light on the differences between optimistic and zero-knowledge roll-ups while highlighting their potential applications beyond the crypto industry. The presentation delved into the history of zero-knowledge technology tracing its origins from 1989 to its integration into bitcoin’s whitepaper in 2008.

Difference Between Optimistic and Zero Knowledge Roll Ups

Krekotin emphasized the distinctions between optimistic roll-ups and zero knowledge roll up such as trust, waiting periods transaction fees speed and EVM compatibility. Optimistic roll ups rely on trust and game theory leading to longer waiting periods for users whereas zero knowledge roll ups require confidential proof and may incur additional costs. Zero knowledge roll ups demand more significant computational calculations for generating proofs yet offer faster transaction speeds than optimistic rolls up. Ethereum co founder Vitalik Buterin opined that optimistic roll up provide better short term solution whereas zero knowledge offers long term promise.

Popular Projects Working On Zero Knowledge Roll Ups

Krekotin highlighted prominent projects and companies working on zero knowledge technology such as ZK Sync Polygon Scroll SNARKWare StarNets ecosystems showcasing its larger ecosystem higher transaction throughput extensive fundraising efforts. Moreover he discussed potential for ZK Sync in various use cases beyond blockchain domain like finance health care etc making this technology more accessible to real world applications .


In conclusion Krekotins presentation focused on architecture functionality of these projects providing insights about advantages limitations of these technologies along with their application in real world cases offering a detailed overview into evolving landscape of zero knowledge technology .


Zmudzinski Adrian (July 10 2023). “From Crypto To Real World Cases: Vadim Krekotin Envisions ZK Technology’s Potential” Cointelegraph Retrieved July 11 2021 from https://cointelegraph.com/news/from-crypto-torealworldcasesvadim krekotinenvisionzktechnologyspotential