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Filecoin v13 Hyperdrive Network Upgrade

Jul 6, 2021

Filecoin V13 HyperDrive Network has been released and this means a 10-25x increase in storage capacity due to improvements to the Filecoin Proofs System [https://filecoin.io/blog/posts/what-sets-us-apart-filecoin-s-proof-system/]! This upgrade unlocks the ability to aggregate up to 819 PoReps (new storage proofs) into 1 on-chain message. The Hyperdrive Network Upgrade implements several FIP (Filecoin Improvement Proposals), such as FIP-0013 [https://github.com/filecoin-project/FIPs/blob/master/

Substrate: The Essentials & Use Cases

Jun 29, 2021

As official Substrate Delivery Partners [https://www.parity.io/blog/announcing-substrate-delivery-partners/], we have built multiple solutions using this framework, which can be used to create blockchains. In this article, we give an overview of what Substrate is, what has been built with this framework and how we have used it at Zondax [https://zondax.ch/] for our clients. What is Substrate? Substrate [https://www.substrate.io/] is a framework to build blockchains, developed by Parity, which i

Our contributions to Polkadot and Kusama [Q1 / Q2 of 2021]

Jun 16, 2021

At Zondax, we have been actively contributing to Web3’s ecosystem since 2019. In this article, we are sharing a recap of some of the projects we have realized during Q1 and Q2 of 2021 for Polkadot and Kusama. Before we deep dive into some project highlights, we would like to thank Web3 Foundation [https://web3.foundation/], Polkadot [https://polkadot.network/] and Kusama [https://kusama.network/] for the grants we received to build solutions for this exciting and fastly growing ecosystem. T

Open Positions at Zondax: Join our Team!

Mar 29, 2021

We are very excited to announce that we are quickly growing and looking for multiple people to join our team! Have a look at the list of profiles below and click on the link to read the full job description and to apply: * Software Engineers (Golang / Rust) [https://zondax.ch/news/engineers-golang-rust] * Front End Engineer (Typescript / React) [https://zondax.ch/news/front-end-dev] Coming soon: * Devops / SRE * Cryptographer About Zondax Zondax was founded in Switzerlan

Edgeware Ledger App by Zondax

Mar 11, 2021

We are excited to announce our collaboration with Edgeware! Edgeware is a mainnet third generation, self-upgrading smart contract platform in the Polkadot Ecosystem. On Tuesday 11/03/2021 we signed an agreement with them to develop a Ledger app for Edgeware [https://edgewa.re/]. We will start developing the app this week, the functional ledger app is estimated to be finished in 6 weeks. Once the Edgeware Ledger app is finished, it will be submitted to Ledger for their review and approval. Onc

Zcash Ledger App Milestone 3 Completed

Mar 5, 2021

During the past few months, we have been working on the Zcash app for Ledger Devices (Nano S and X). The Zcash ledger app is a complex technical product, for the devs among us: this is because it involves complex and Zcash-specific cryptography (e.g. ZIP32 and Sapling RedJubJub’s signatures) and workflows (including zero-knowledge proofs) mixed C/Rust implementation and because of the Rust/LLVM non-constant time operations in Cortex-m0. Milestone 3 completed: what this means We are very excited

How to recover KSM sent to the wrong network (Polkadot)

Feb 23, 2021

Sometimes Polkadot and Kusama users accidentally sent DOTs to Kusama addresses and KSM to Polkadot addresses. By doing so, their transferred funds get blocked in incorrect public keys belonging to a different network. Zondax has developed a solution for Web3foundation so that users can retrieve their blocked funds. Introducing the KSM Recovery Mode The KSM Recovery Mode allows users to easily retrieve their blocked KSM (when caused by accidentally sending KSM to a wallet on the wrong network (

How To Recover DOT Sent To The Wrong Network (Kusama)

Feb 23, 2021

How To Recover DOT Sent To The Wrong Network (Kusama) At times, Polkadot and Kusama users accidentally sent DOTs to Kusama addresses and KSM to Polkadot addresses. By doing so, their transferred funds get blocked in incorrect public keys belonging to a different network. Zondax has developed for Web3foundation a solution so that users can retrieve their blocked funds. Introducing the DOT Recovery Mode The DOT Recovery Mode allows users to easily retrieve their blocked DOT (when caused by accid