Polygon (MATIC) is up 23% during the last 24 hours, spiking as excessive as $0.51 to mark an 11-day excessive.
MATIC is the top-100’s greatest gainer, adopted by Cosmos and the Sandbox, that are up 14% and 13% over the identical interval, respectively.
A driver behind MATIC’s surge is the launch of a brand new id resolution incorporating zero-knowledge know-how that claims to “flip the web’s belief mannequin.”
“In the present day, we’re launching the primary iteration of Polygon ID – a non-public and self-sovereign id resolution powered by zero-knowledge cryptography.”
Polygon ID permits verification with out revealing private data
Polygon ID gives Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) the flexibility to examine particular person identities.
The present mannequin of id verification depends on customers giving information on to entities. Nonetheless, Polygon ID permits customers to confirm explicit elements of their id with out revealing private data through zero-knowledge proof know-how — because of zkSNARK-proof know-how.
“Polygon ID places customers in full management of their digital id, permitting them to show particular elements of their id with out revealing any private data.“
zkSNARK-proof, or Zero-Data Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Data, refers to a scenario the place the consumer demonstrates, utilizing mathematical proof, that they’re who they are saying they’re with out handing over id paperwork. The entity is happy with the consumer’s id through zk proof while not having to see precise paperwork.
Polygon ID represents a step ahead in Polygon’s imaginative and prescient for a Web3 decentralized governance construction. Consistent with the first tenet of Web3, Polygon stated this know-how places customers “totally in charge of their very own information.”
“A self-sovereign id could be understood as one the place a consumer is totally in charge of their very own information. “
On Wednesday, luxurious automobile maker Bentley Motors introduced an NFT drop on “the carbon impartial Polygon community.”
The gathering consists of 208 NFTs that includes art work from Bentley Design, providing the holder “distinctive entry and unique rewards.”
The automaker stated this marks their first step into the Web3 area, and different ventures, together with NFCs (non-fungible chips), on-line gaming, Metaverse purposes, and blockchain know-how, will comply with.
Commenting on the collaboration, Polygon CEO Ryan Wyatt stated Polygon is nicely positioned to assist Bentley safe its Web3 future whereas serving to the model obtain its carbon-neutral objectives.
“By embracing this novel tech, Bentley secures its place within the subsequent iteration of the web, and doing so through Polygon’s carbon-neutral community will help the automaker on its journey towards attaining carbon-neutrality by 2030.”