MusaChains Layer2 and zkEVM

4 min readFeb 15, 2023

After writing the initial Proof of Concept (POC), which drew inspiration from the esteemed minds behind the Secret blockchain and the idea of implementing StealthPOM (sPOM) on POMv2, I took a step back to evaluate the situation and identify new avenues for growth and improvement.

We remain dedicated to exploring new frontiers and making a positive impact through our work. Our approach is driven by a desire to learn, grow, and make meaningful contributions rather than by a desire for personal recognition or glory. The team is confident that our continued efforts will lead to even greater advancements and successes in the future.

MusaChain has created a Zero-knowledge Rollup (Zk-rollup) solution, a Layer 2 scaling solution for the Musa Layer 1 blockchain. Zk-rollups are a type of scaling solution that allows for off-chain computation and data storage while still ensuring the security and transparency of the Musa blockchain.

In the case of MusaChain, the Zk-rollup solution allows for increased scalability and faster transaction processing times for platform users. Additionally, it provides a secure and private environment for decentralized applications, allowing sensitive information and transactions to remain confidential.

Implementing a Zk-rollup solution is a major milestone for MusaChain and demonstrates its commitment to advancing the blockchain industry. By leveraging the benefits of Zk-rollups, MusaChain can offer users a highly scalable and secure platform for decentralized applications, making it an attractive option for developers and businesses.

Zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM) is a virtual machine that enables the execution of smart contracts while preserving the privacy of the inputs, outputs, and state transitions. It uses zero-knowledge proofs, a cryptographic technique, to verify computations without revealing any information about the input data.

To understand the zkEVM, it is important first to understand the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and zero-knowledge proofs. The EVM is the runtime environment for smart contracts on the Ethereum network or any EVM-compatible network. Responsible for executing the code of the smart contracts and maintaining their state.

Our zkEVM solution is an EVM-compatible virtual machine and layer two solution that provide improved privacy and security for users of the MusaChain platform. Our team has put forth great effort to create a solution that offers a highly scalable and secure platform for decentralized applications. With our zkEVM solution, sensitive information and transactions can remain confidential while maintaining a transparent and auditable system.

Our zkEVM solution will empower developers to build decentralized private applications that meet the needs of various industries and use cases.

At Pomeranian/MUSA, we are committed to driving innovation and growth in the blockchain industry, and our zkEVM solution is a key step toward achieving this goal. We bring this solution to life and help shape the future of decentralized technology.

The zkEVM works by allowing smart contracts to be executed privately on the MusaChain network and is achieved through the use of zero-knowledge proofs, which enable the verification of computations without revealing any information about the input data.

In a typical scenario, a user would initiate a transaction on the MusaChain network that includes a smart contract. The zkEVM would then execute the contract, preserving the privacy of the inputs, outputs, and state transitions.

The zero-knowledge proofs used by the zkEVM would allow the transaction to be verified by the rest of the network without revealing any information about the inputs, outputs, or state transitions. This provides a high level of privacy for applications that require it, such as financial transactions, supply chain management, and identity verification.

To ensure that the zkEVM is fully compatible with the MusaChain network, the MUSA team has designed the zkEVM to interact with the existing infrastructure and support the existing ecosystem of applications and users.

In terms of performance, the zkEVM will need to be optimized for speed, efficiency, and scalability. This will ensure that it can handle the increasing demand for privacy-preserving smart contract execution and can support the growth of the Musa network over time.

The security of the zkEVM will also be a key concern for the MUSA team. They will need to ensure that the zero-knowledge proofs used by the zkEVM are secure and cannot be exploited by attackers. They will also need to implement measures to prevent malicious actors from compromising the privacy of the inputs, outputs, and state transitions.

Implementing the zkEVM on the MusaChain network has required significant technical expertise and resources. However, it has provided significant benefits to the network, including increased user privacy and improved security for transactions.

In conclusion, the development of the zkEVM for the MUSA team is a complex and challenging task, but one that has the potential to provide benefits to users who require privacy-preserving smart contract execution.