The main features of zkMIPS (Zero-Knowledge Proof MIPS) include:
One ZKP for All: By securing the CPU/MIPS beneath every VM, framework, or app above, all software above the CPU is secured. This allows everyone to claim Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZKP) security without needing to perform ZK proofing themselves.
Work with All VMs: zkMIPS sits beneath every Virtual Machine (VM), enabling compatibility with various blockchain smart contract engine VMs, such as MoveVM (zkMVM), WASM (zkWASM), and RustVM (zkRVM).
Plug and Play Adoption: Developers can adopt zkMIPS without changing or adapting their existing codebase for ZKP. It offers zero- or low-cost adoption and technology-agnostic adoption, allowing the use of different smart contract languages and even traditional programming languages.
Long-Term Stability: Leveraging the stability of the MIPS instruction set, zkMIPS eliminates concerns about constantly changing EVM instruction sets, providing a more stable environment for development.
Free Security for All: zkMIPS leverages the large, decentralized security base of Ethereum to validate all transactions, ensuring security for both blockchain and non-blockchain applications.
Better L2 Rollup User Experience: With zkMIPS-enabled Hybrid Rollup, users can enjoy an improved experience. Former Optimistic Rollup users benefit from instant confirmation and finality without waiting for a 7-day withdrawal period from Layer 2 to Layer 1. Depository users experience doubled security through ZKP verification and a fraud-proof challenge window that can be extended well beyond the standard 7-day window for safe transfers of large amounts.
Going Far Beyond L2s, and Beyond Blockchain: zkMIPS expands the scope of Optimistic Rollups' potential market. It extends its reach to alternative Layer 1 blockchains (such as BNB, Celo, etc.), providing the benefits of zkMIPS security. Additionally, zkMIPS enables tamper-proof Internet of Things (IoT) devices and enhances security in cloud computing environments.