zkPass, a privacy-preserving protocol for private data verification, has announced the opening of its Pre-alpha Testnet for public testing, marking a significant advancement in data privacy and verification.
zkPass announced last month that it secured $2.5 million in seed funding from prominent investors, including Binance Labs, Sequoia China, OKX Ventures, dao5, and Blockchain Founders Fund.
This innovative protocol combines Multi-Party Computation (MPC), Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKP), and Three-party Transport Layer Security (3P-TLS) to introduce TransGate, allowing users to selectively and privately validate their data from HTTPS websites without the need to reveal or upload sensitive information.
One of zkPass’s key strengths lies in its scalability, making it adaptable to various application scenarios. It can be integrated into decentralized identity passes, DeFi lending protocols, healthcare data marketplaces, and dating apps, among others, wherever trust and privacy are essential.
By utilizing cryptographic technologies, zkPass enables users to verify private data through their HTTPS-based web sessions, eliminating the need for file uploads or exposing sensitive details.
For instance, zkPass can help Alice prove various claims, such as her gaming history, educational background, car ownership, or financial assets, without revealing unnecessary personal data. This versatile protocol enhances user experience, trust, and privacy across multiple domains.
zkPass’s Three-party TLS redesign makes it easy for any HTTPS-based website to serve as a trusted data source for zero-knowledge metadata, without requiring API authorization.
The Pre-alpha Testnet, launched in July, has already received an enthusiastic response, with tens of thousands of whitelisted users generating over 100,000 zero-knowledge proofs.
User feedback is crucial in refining the solution, and zkPass invites technology enthusiasts, privacy advocates, and individuals concerned with data security to actively shape the future of data privacy through their participation.
Comprehensive tutorials and community engagement resources are available on the doc wiki to encourage users to share their insights and contribute to this groundbreaking technology’s development.