December 26, 2022, 1:35PM EST
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Aztec Network: A Privacy-focused ZK-rollup

Quick Take

  • Aztec Network is a privacy-focused zero-knowledge rollup on Ethereum that enables programmable private smart contracts.
  • zk.money is an application on top of Aztec that enables shielded transfers and acts as a portal for user onboarding.
  • Aztec Connect launched in June 2022 and enables private transactions with DeFi applications on layer 1 Ethereum.
  • Aztec Network benefited from OFAC sanctions on Tornado Cash in terms of its protocol metrics.
  • They have implemented a number of measures, with some even being questionable, in response to OFAC sanctions and FTX warnings.

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