Incognito, a blockchain-agnostic privacy solutions provider, today announced a collaboration with Zilliqa, a custom high-throughput blockchain platform. The goal is to enable anonymity for transactions made using the platform’s native ZIL token.
This will include access to pZIL, a 1:1 private version of the ZIL token, and immediate liquidity for pZIL which will be listed on Incognito pDEX, a decentralized exchange.
“Beyond the oft-touted benefits of blockchain as a transparent, immutable ledger, the reality we’ve been forced to confront as a collective industry is that complete exposure is not always applicable in every case. As projects look to offer solutions catering to mass audiences and to traditional industries, privacy is ultimately needed. We are excited to be supporting Zilliqa as they continue to transform the payments space, providing their ZIL token with the ability to operate in Incognito mode.”
– Duy Huynh, Incognito CEO and Founder
The Incognito-Zilliqa bridge will allow ZIL holders to transact on the Incognito sidechain, enabling complete privacy for their token. Users simply need to send ZIL to the Incognito wallet to receive pZIL––a 100% confidential 1:1 copy of ZIL. pZIL can be stored, sent, received, and traded with complete privacy where transactions are obscured from any public ledger.
To turn off these privacy features and withdraw their pZIL, users simply need to send pZIL to their ZIL wallet of choice. With this integration, ZIL token holders will now benefit from completely confidential asset transfers secured by cryptographic algorithms such as zero-knowledge proofs allowing for end-to-end privacy protections.
“This collaboration with Incognito comes at a logical time in our growth as we explore privacy tools in order to enhance Zilliqa’s real-world usability. As emerging markets continue to digitize their financial infrastructures, we remain committed to offering affordable and accessible alternatives that are developed with the needs of a future-oriented digital economy in mind.”
– Amrit Kumar, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Zilliqa
To allow for immediate liquidity, pZIL will be listed on Incognito pDEX, a non-custodial, anonymous decentralized exchange. Paired with Incognito’s native token PRV, traders will be able to enjoy complete anonymity and control over their information as they use the platform, protecting them from a broad range of issues spanning from identity theft and fraud.
As a permissionless DEX, users will be able to list their own currencies and preferred pairs in order to contribute liquidity and earn trading fees on all activities taking place on the exchange. To date, Incognito pDEX supports a variety of pairs including the private versions of tether, ether, bitcoin, USD Coin, Binance USD, and MakerDAO’s DAI.
Renowned across the industry as the first blockchain platform to utilize sharding as a scaling solution, Zilliqa has positioned itself with a renewed emphasis on financial inclusion. In June 2019, Zilliqa partnered with Southeast Asian fintech payments provider Xfers to bring blockchain-based payments to over 500,000 enterprise clients in the region.
Most recently, it was announced that Xfers’ StraitsX stablecoin pilot will be built on the Zilliqa blockchain. Denominated as XSGD, the stablecoin is pegged 1:1 Singapore dollar and looks to reduce friction in Southeast Asia’s payments ecosystem while increasing transparency for participating merchants and businesses. Initial members of the pilot include Binance Singapore, Coinhako, Tokenize Xchange, and Wowoo Exchange.