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Scalable Distributed Ledger Technology


zkFold is developing Layer 1 and Layer 2 scaling solutions for truly global adoption of distributed ledger technology (DLT). To achieve this goal, we base our products on state-of-the-art zero knowledge proof (ZKP) algorithms.

Our first product, zkFold Symbolic smart contracts, is primarily launching on Cardano with possible extensions to other blockchains.

Our upcoming Layer 2 scalable DLT will be based on a new consensus algorithm of our own design. With its key characteristics being very high throughput, almost instant finality, and extremely low hardware requirements for nodes, we aim to elevate the scalability of smart contract blockchains to another level.

  • zkFold products attack all scalability bottlenecks: compute, storage, and network throughput
  • zkFold Symbolic enables complex smart contracts with low fees on L1
  • zkFold DLT takes full advantage of client-side computing and advancements in consensus and ZK algorithms to deliver unmatched performance


zkFold Symbolic

A high-level functional language, a subset of Haskell. Smart contracts written in zkFold Symbolic are compiled directly into arithmetic circuits that can be utilized by various zero-knowledge protocols.

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zkFold UPLC Converter

Compiles Untyped Plutus Core (UPLC) scripts into arithmetic circuits and lets developers code ZK smart contracts in their language of choice.

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zkFold Scalable DLT

Layer 2 scaling solution for smart contract blockchains

  • Extremely low fees
  • Instant finality
  • Almost unlimited throughput
  • Low requirements for nodes
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Latest News

  • May 17, 2024

zkFold took the 2nd place at web3 pitch night

Stanislav Marycev, the co-founder of zkFold participated at the WEB3 PITCH NIGHT in Lausanne, Switzerland. Congratulations to onocoy, zkFold and Shockwaves for winning our #WEB3 Pitch event 🎉 Organised on Tuesday

  • April 24, 2024

zkFold at Cardano Buidler Fest 2024

Vladimir Sinyakov, the founder of zkFold was presenting zero-knowledge smart contracts on Cardano earlier today at the Cardano Buidler Fest 2024. Given the popularity of this topic, we are sharing

  • January 25, 2024

EMURGO named zkFold as one of 6 Cardano Projects to Keep an Eye on in

EMURGO named zkFold as one of 6 Cardano Projects to Keep an Eye on in 2024 As of today, the Cardano blockchain ecosystem has more than 1,315 projects currently building