The Railgun project (https://twitter.com/railgun_project) just did a soft launch release of their application, it allows you to make fully shielded transactions on Ethereum. There is still a fair bit of testing to do so be careful. I have used it myself with no issues so far and its really cool… This could be game changer for DeFi. We now have the ability to shield ANY ERC-20 token on layer 1. Unlike competitors such as Tornado Cash that have high gas fees and require the user to deposit in set amounts, Railgun is cheaper and allows users to shield any amount of coin they would like.
They will be integrating with Matcha in the coming months, and have much more planned. Here is their current roadmap:
Yes dYdX is using zk starks but not for privacy…more for scalability/efficiency. I believe everything you do there is public…
“StarkWare zkSTARKS technology is a form of ZK-Rollup technology that significantly increases dYdX’s trade settlement capacity, while still basing its security on the underlying Ethereum blockchain. It combines STARK proofs for data integrity with on-chain data availability to ensure a fully non-custodial protocol. Trades are settled on a Layer 2 system, which publishes Zero-Knowledge Proofs periodically to an Ethereum smart contract in order to prove that state transitions within Layer 2 are valid.”
thanks for explaining! Do you know if the zcash developers have ever discussed use of zk-starks or why they chose zk-snarks over it? I’ve been looking for info on it and came across a small thread or two on starkware when it was initially funded by ECC, but not much info since