Zero-knowledge proofs have brought benefits to user privacy for multiple years already, and further evolution of the technology can help to foster a more secure operating environment in the future
At the end of the day, zkEVMs are only one way to scale Ethereum - they have tough competition with optimistic rollups since they had time to establish themselves already. That said, zk-rollups (especially combined with EVM compatibility) offer numerous upsides to the Ethereum mainnet
STARKs and SNARKs both have their benefits, and while we see a higher adoption rate of SNARKs in the foreseeable future, this might change, considering some of the technical benefits that STARKs bring
Entering the ongoing debate if it is the holy grail to be fully Ethereum equivalent, compatible, or highly specialized, we reject the narrative of some zk-rollups and key opinion leaders that the more compatible to Ethereum zk-rollups are, the better they are. Instead, we see a need and use cases for all ends of the spectrum
In the long term, we can envision highly EVM-compatible zk-rollups building the future of blockchains. At the same time, we expect to see more specialized zkVMs help develop the Web3 space as a whole, tackling unique problems with custom solutions
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