COTI and Soda Labs Lead Ethereum Layer 2 Revolution with $25 Million Privacy Solutions Investmentby@ishanpandey
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COTI and Soda Labs Lead Ethereum Layer 2 Revolution with $25 Million Privacy Solutions Investment

by Ishan PandeyJanuary 18th, 2024
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Blockchain development firm COTI has unveiled a strategic metamorphosis, transitioning from Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) technology to embrace Ethereum Layer 2. This significant shift propels COTi into a leadership position within the Ethereum ecosystem, with a renewed focus on scalable privacy solutions. The $25 million Ecosystem Fund Fuels Privacy Initiatives.
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Enhancing Privacy on Ethereum

Privacy has always been a central concern in the blockchain world, with Ethereum's expansive growth further highlighting this issue. The challenge lies in integrating robust privacy solutions without compromising on scalability and user experience. This is where the development firm's pivot to Ethereum Layer 2 and the introduction of Garbling Circuits technology come into play.

Garbling Circuits: A Cryptographic Breakthrough

Garbling Circuits, a pioneering cryptographic protocol, lies at the heart of this new privacy initiative. It offers a unique combination of speed, lightness, and security, paving the way for applications like privacy-preserving wallets, decentralized exchanges (DEXs), and more.

Strategic Partnership for Privacy Innovation

The first recipient of the Ecosystem Growth Fund is Soda Labs, known for their expertise in Multi-Party Computation (MPC). This collaboration is set to expand the practical applications of garbling protocols and other MPC protocols, enhancing the privacy network's security and scalability.

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The $25 Million Ecosystem Fund Fuels  Privacy Initiatives

In a massive commitment to fostering privacy-focused initiatives, the COTI Foundation has allocated an impressive $25 million through its ecosystem fund. The initial recipient of this substantial investment is Soda Labs, a prominent player in cryptographic Multi-Party Computation (MPC). This strategic partnership positions Soda Labs at the forefront of research on garbling protocols and other advanced MPC protocols. The collaboration aims to expand practical applications for secure MPC, ensuring a robust and scalable privacy network for COTI users.

Avishay Yanai, a key figure at Soda Labs, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We have long championed the innovation behind garbled circuits in secure MPC, and with this vote of confidence from the COTI Foundation, we can continue building the privacy tools needed for the next generation of web3.

Embracing Garbling Circuits: A Revolutionary Privacy Paradigm

Central to this strategic move is COTI's innovative Garbling Circuits technology, a cryptographic breakthrough that powers COTI V2. This transformative technology introduces a faster, lighter, and more secure privacy solution, underpinning a diverse range of applications. From privacy-preserving wallets and decentralized exchanges (DEXs) to Private AI training and governance, COTI V2's capabilities traverse the spectrum of real-world use cases.

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COTI's move to Ethereum Layer 2 and this strategic alliance with Soda Labs align well, demonstrating COTI's dedication to privacy-centric solutions. The joint endeavors seek to develop a comprehensive application that guarantees private transactions for customers of all kinds while closely following regulatory requirements.

Ecosystem Growth Fund: Nurturing Holistic Development

The Ecosystem Growth Fund had been launched by the COTI Foundation, allocating 400 million COTI tokens with a $25 million value. The purpose of this fund is to provide funding for initiatives that aim to promote the expansion and prosperity of the COTI ecosystem. This fund will help developers, partners, and grant programmes, fostering a comprehensive growth strategy for the COTI V2 ecosystem.

Shahaf Bar-Geffen, CEO of COTI, emphasized the significance of the Ecosystem Growth Fund, stating, “The COTI Ecosystem Growth Fund represents a monumental step forward in COTI’s evolution to a privacy-centric Ethereum L2. The creation of this fund is integral in driving both the adoption of COTI V2 and the development of applications within the ecosystem.

COTI V2 Developer Network and Mainnet Launch

With an anticipated release of the COTI V2 Developer Network in 2024 Q2, followed by the mainnet launch, COTI positions itself as a leader in the Web3 space. The comprehensive approach to privacy, scalability, and ecosystem development sets the stage for COTI's transformative journey in the Ethereum Layer 2 landscape.


As COTI continues to push the boundaries of innovation, its strategic shift to Ethereum Layer 2, fortified by Garbling Circuits technology and collaborations with leading players like Soda Labs, positions the firm as a trailblazer in the Web3 space. The commitment to privacy, demonstrated through substantial investments and strategic partnerships, reinforces COTI's role in shaping the future of blockchain technology. Anticipating the launch of the COTI V2 Developer Network, the blockchain community eagerly awaits the unfolding of this transformative chapter in COTI's journey.

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