The current zero-knowledge (ZK) landscape, while innovative, faces significant challenges, as highlighted in a recent blog post by ZKFair, a new mainnet created by Lumoz.
Issues such as inflated valuations, venture capital dominance, and a lack of differentiation among existing Layer 2 solutions are causing disengagement and manipulation among users.
“ZK faces hurdles such as an excessively high valuation, insurmountable barriers to user participation, and often monopolization by VCs,” the post reads, pointing out the need for more equitable and user-centric approaches in the blockchain space.
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In response to the issues it described, Lumoz announced that its ZKFair project will launch a fully community-owned Layer 2 solution as a testnet on Wednesday, December 6, and mainnet on January 20. ZKFair also announced that the launch will be accompanied by an airdrop that is to distribute 100% of the tokens to the community.
A closer look at ZKFair
ZKFair is a platform designed with the goal of ensuring active community participation and is, according to the blog post, “built on the bedrock of fairness and justice.” Coins launching at super low initial valuations, rewards and gas fees flowing back to the community, and equal opportunities for all community ideas are set to be some of the hallmarks of the platform.
ZKFair plans to use the USDC stablecoin as its gas token as part of the effort to provide a transparent structure. It will support atomic cross-rollup communication, enabling interaction with dApps on Ethereum (ETH), and it will support a decentralized prover network.
Finally, it stands to be the first ZK-Rollup based on the Polygon (MATIC) Chain Development Kit (CDK) and the Celestia (TIA) Data Availability (DA). Lumoz initially laid out its plans for a StableNet launch in late November.
Lumoz is itself a decentralized ZK-Rollup as a Service (ZKRaaS) that also facilitates Zero-Knowledge Proof mining (ZKP mining) and serves as a proof-of-work (PoW) network. It was previously known as Opside.
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