Swiss non-profit organization, ZeroSync Association, has announced a partnership with Bitcoin infrastructure firm, Blockstream, to broadcast Bitcoin zero-knowledge proofs using Blockstream’s satellite. This move is expected to allow Bitcoin nodes to sync rapidly from any location worldwide, even in areas with limited or unreliable internet access. Zero-knowledge proofs enable nodes to validate the Bitcoin blockchain without having to download the current 500GB of data, resulting in much faster sync times.
We're excited to announce that today @adam3us, CEO of @Blockstream, agreed to partner with @ZeroSync_ to broadcast #Bitcoin ZK chain proofs via Blockstream Satellite!
Fast sync from everywhere. Even without internet.
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— ZeroSync (@ZeroSync_) March 31, 2023
By using this technique, ZeroSync aims to assist in the scaling of Bitcoin and bring it to a wider global audience. The first experimental broadcast is set to occur by the end of the year, and the newly-formed ZeroSync Association will work to apply cryptographic techniques, such as zero-knowledge proofs, to prove information’s validity while protecting privacy. The partners hope this move will help to further democratize access to Bitcoin while maintaining its security and integrity.