Manta Network Partners with CyberConnect
Manta Network has announced its partnership with CyberConnect to launch the zkProfile. zkProfile offers users a decentralized, trustless, and private way to verify their real identities without compromising any information or data leakage about their on-chain activity. Starting today, users are able to mint zkProfile through the Manta NPO page.
The CyberConnect zkProfile enables any Web2 or Web3 applications (mobile or desktop) to verify users’ on-chain data and off-chain data without the need to connect a wallet. Using zkProfile, applications inside and also outside the CyberConnect ecosystem can identify real users with real on-chain activities. Furthermore, the zkProfile allows users to interact with Manta ecosystem projects with privacy, and your long-time-built valuable identity without disclosing your wallet address. Manta’s ecosystem projects enable a key Manta-based innovation, the Proof Key, to allow Manta’s zkSBT verification to be integrated in any web3 or web3 applications (mobile or desktop).
Eligibility & Minting a zkProfile
Anyone with a CyberConnect Profile and 10 or more Web3 Status Tokens (W3STs) are eligible to mint a CyberConnect zkProfile. If you don’t currently have 10 W3STs, don’t worry. All you have to do is collect 10 through CyberConnect activities; once you have received them, you are eligible to mint a zkProfile!
Once you qualify to mint, you need to go to the Manta NPO website and connect your CyberConnect-compatible wallet as well as the Manta Wallet. The NPO will check for your eligibility as a CyberConnect user with Web3 Status Tokens (W3STs).
For detailed instructions, you can view their guide on how to mint a zkSBT. The minted zkSBT will be stored on your Manta Wallet, where you can manage your private and also public cryptoassets (including cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and SBTs).
The Existing On-Chain Identity Problem
With the current state of public blockchains, every on-chain action is recorded, immutable, and fully transparent. While this transparency was originally necessary to provide trustless verifiability, it created many issues around surveillance, non-consenting data access, and, ultimately, an infringement on user safety and security when performing actions on-chain. Fortunately, Manta Network’s implementation of zero-knowledge proofs enables the same on-chain trustless verifiability without the necessity of full on-chain transparency. As a result, users are able to benefit from a seamless, modular privacy experience.
Manta Network’s research into zero-knowledge proof circuits has been implemented into one of its flagship platforms, the NPO, allowing users to mint zkSBTs. zkSBTs are on-chain, verifiable credentials that offer a trustless layer of privacy. Combined with proof keys, users can verify their ownership of zkSBTs without even connecting a wallet, enabling a seamless and modular privacy experience when interacting with applications.
About Manta Network
Manta Network is the zk layer 1 blockchain with the fastest prover speed and most decentralized trusted setup that brings programmable privacy to web3. Its suite of core products and technologies, including zkNFTs and MantaPay, offers user-friendly access to powerful ZK-enabled use cases.
The project is created by a team of experienced founders from prestigious institutions, including Harvard, MIT, and Algorand. Manta Network has received investments from many of the top web3 investment funds, including Binance Labs and Polychain Capital. It has grown through participation in the best web3 accelerators, including Alliance DAO and Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator. Manta Network is poised to bring the next generation of web3 users and also usher in a new chapter of privacy-focused web3 applications.
CyberConnect is web3’s earliest and biggest decentralized social network, that enables developers to create social applications empowering users to own their digital identity, content, connections, and also monetization channels. Messari, 1inch, BNB Chain, along with over 1900 projects, and also 887k creators and users are building long-lasting connections through apps built on CyberConnect.