Bonsai: Enhancing Decentralization & Collaboration in Modular Ecosystem

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TLDR Bonsai is a verifiable and ZK computing platform that aims to enhance decentralization, collaboration, and customization in the modular ecosystem, providing developers with advanced features in ZK and cryptography for efficient fraud proving systems and faster execution speeds.

Timestamped Summary

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    Bonsai is a verifiable and ZK computing platform that allows for proving massive computations for various applications, built on top of the risk zero ZK VM, which includes the capability of splitting proofs into chunks and proving them independently.
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    Bonsai is a verifiable and ZK computing platform that enhances the capability of any system or protocol to be more decentralized, collaborative, and customizable in the modular ecosystem.
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    03:44
    Bonsai aims to provide an accessible platform for developers to utilize advanced features in ZK and cryptography in the modular ecosystem across blockchains and off-chain, enabling interoperability and efficient fraud proving systems.
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    Bonsai is a high-speed proving service that allows users to execute Linux programs on Cartesi, with the capability to spread computations across thousands of machines, resulting in faster execution speeds.
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    08:56
    Bonsai is a verifiable and ZK computing platform that offers a 100 times cheaper and faster solution for running an order book off-chain, while also enabling new capabilities on the blockchain.
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    11:37
    Bonsai aims to reduce the time and cost of verifying transactions on Ethereum by integrating with frameworks, potentially leading to widespread adoption in the future.
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    ZK approaches combined with an optimistic approach can provide value by supporting livelier applications and allowing for quick liquidity, as demonstrated by the example of a fraud prover for an order book that produces a proof of accurate results, enabling confidence in running applications at desired frequencies.
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    Bonsai is developing The Sovereign SDK to simplify blockchain app programming, excited about upcoming ZK support; they collaborate with Eclipse for code migration and Roll-Ups; a hackathon winner used ZK and biometric identifiers to create accessible crypto wallets.

Q&A

  • What is the main goal of Bonsai?

    — Bonsai aims to enhance decentralization, collaboration, and customization in the modular ecosystem by providing advanced features in ZK and cryptography.

  • How does Bonsai improve execution speeds?

    — Bonsai allows users to spread computations across thousands of machines, resulting in significantly faster execution speeds.

  • What advantages does Bonsai offer for running an order book?

    — Bonsai provides a 100 times cheaper and faster solution for running an order book off-chain compared to traditional methods.

  • How does Bonsai reduce costs on the blockchain?

    — Bonsai can replace gas-intensive components of any application, making it 3x cheaper and enabling new capabilities on the blockchain.

  • What is the potential of Bonsai for building applications?

    — Bonsai enables the development of applications that utilize blockchains and pseudonymous information, with the ability to interoperate with existing UIs and applications.

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