The StarkWare co-founder announced the launch of his new recursive verification technology on Sunday in Seoul.

Elie Ben-Sasson, co-founder of zero-knowledge merge (zk) technology company StarkWare, says his new recursive checks could theoretically merge up to 60 million transactions into one on the Ethereum blockchain.

Co-author zkSTARK made the comments to Cointelegraph during ETH Seoul on Sunday after announcing the start of production of StarkWare’s new recursive verification technology during a presentation.

Speaking to Cointelegraph, Ben-Sasson said recursive checks could further increase transaction throughput by at least ten times over standard Validium scaling, noting that they have already minted 600,000 non-fungible token (NFT) mints on ImmutableX-Protocol .

“I would say the minimum I would say is 10x. […] We staked 600,000 NFT mints resulting in 10 gas per coin. Now we can take at least 10 such proofs and generate a recursive proof for all 10 of these things,” he explained:

“We can reach at least six million, and this is the case in the near future. It would be very easy to do.”
However, Ben-Sasson also added that the number “could rise to 60 million with additional technology and optimization”, adding:

“I think reducing latency by another factor, from 5x to 10x, is also quite feasible.”
StarkNet is a permissionless and decentralized Tier 2 zk accumulator that uses Validium to scale transactions. Like standard zk rollups, validations combine thousands of transactions into a single transaction. StarkNet’s new recursive validation technology can combine multiple Validium blocks into a single validation.

This scaling solution could be a game changer for Ethereum, as layer 2 scaling solutions such as zk-rollups and StarkNet recursive checks can remove much of the network congestion and data availability issues that have been causing problems on the Ethereum mainnet. Currently, the main Ethereum network can process transactions at a rate of 12-15 transactions per second (TPS).

During his presentation at ETH Seoul, Ben-Sasson found that recursion is great for scaling because it reduces gas costs, has higher detection capability, and provides lower latency.

StarkNet has been running on the Ethereum network since June 2020. It currently supports protocols such as dYdX, Immutable, DeversiFi and Celer.

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Also on Sunday at ETH Seoul, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin spoke about his enthusiasm for the zk rollup, further explaining that the scaling solution outperforms optimistic rollups:

“In the long term, ZK rollups will outperform optimistic rollups because they have the following fundamental advantages, such as: B. No seven-day payout period.”
To date, the Ethereum-based scaling solutions with the highest total cost locked (TVL) are Arbitrum, Optimism, dYdX, and Loopring.

Source: CoinTelegraph