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Electron ZK-IBC to enable Archway to rent security from Ethereum

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We are thrilled to unveil an exciting collaboration between Electron and Archway to implement ZK-IBC into Archway, allowing the Archway network to receive Ethereum’s security through restaking using ZK-IBC architecture.

This collaboration comes after our recent introduction of zkMesh at Cosmoverse. You can watch the full presentation below:


Unlocking the potential of staked Ether

At the heart of ZK-IBC lies the ambition to build an infrastructure that can enable cosmos chains to securely rent the value of Ether. Ether holders will be able to re-stake their staked ETH (stETH, rETH, cbETH) either directly or via Eigenlayer. This will allow the restaked ETH to actively participate in the Cosmos consensus by delegating to its validators, creating a new revenue stream for them.

ZK-IBC will be built upon the foundation of ZK-proofs of light clients, that we’ve already implemented in Electron’s zkBridge. Our recent partnerships with Router and Hyperlane protocols also involve integrating our zk-proof technology into their security modules. The applications of ZK Light clients are many such as state proofs, cross chain governance, cross-chain staking etc. We’re only beginning to scratch the surface and seeing the immense response from the Cosmos ecosystem interested in enabling cross chain staking.

On a final note, we are very excited to work with the Archway team towards blurring the lines between the Cosmos ecosystem and the Ethereum network. If you are a Cosmos project and would like to explore ZK-IBC, you can DM us on Twitter or reach out to us on Telegram.


About Archway

Archway is a Cosmos-native incentivized smart contract chain that enables developers to easily deploy high-performance dapps to be rewarded for the traffic they bring to the network. As developers build and launch impactful dapps, they receive a proportional share of network fees, inflation, and premiums. At its core, Archway is designed to enable developers to capture the value they create through sustainable economic models built into the blockchain.

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About Electron

Electron is building a ZK compression engine for Consensus protocols. We are live on mainnet, and have multiple partnerships including NEAR, Hyperlane, Router protocol, Archway, Kadena and Cysic. We have pioneered ED25519 circuits and ZK light clients. We are also live on Ethereum and Near mainnet where users can send assets through our zkBridge.

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