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The first of its kind

Zilliqa is the world's first public blockchain built entirely on a sharded architecture.
Scalable
Zilliqa solves the prevailing issue of scalability using its own unique sharding technique, which allows the blockchain to scale in a linear fashion as the network grows in size. Its ability to handle a large volume of transactions makes it suitable to meet enterprise needs.
Secure
In addition to using well-studied and established mechanisms to validate transactions, Zilliqa is powered by the first peer-reviewed and safe-by-design smart contract language called Scilla. This programming language addresses several known security vulnerabilities that are still prevalent in other languages.
Decentralised
Utilising its subdivided networks, Zilliqa is able to process transactions in a decentralised manner without a trusted coordinator. Its network architecture allows the platform to remain decentralised as it continues to grow and expand.
Read Our Whitepaper
In August 2017, we published our whitepaper. It is based on research conducted by our co-founders at the National University of Singapore (NUS). It is probably not the easiest piece of content you'll ever read, but if you really want to know what Zilliqa is about, just give it a try.
We enable new use cases that have high-throughput demands, which could not be fulfilled by legacy public blockchain platforms.
Safety first.
Smart contracts often handle and store hundreds of millions worth of digital assets. Once a contract is deployed, it cannot be changed. It is thus imperative to have a contract that is written with safety in mind. Our safe-by-design smart contract language Scilla helps developers write safe contracts.
Our technical capabilities
Curious about what sets us apart from other blockchains? We'll explain.
Pushing Boundaries
Blockchains can easily be made to scale by trading off security and decentralisation. With sharding at its core, Zilliqa's architecture maintains a good balance between security, decentralisation and scalability. Additionally, our smart contract platform's application-level security plays a vital role. To this end, Zilliqa relies on our own safe-by-design smart contract language, Scilla.
Scales with network size
By implementing network sharding, Zilliqa is able to divide the network into multiple groups. Each group is able to process transactions in parallel. For instance, if 6 shards (each with 600 nodes) process transactions individually, then all the shards will collectively be able to process around 2828 transactions per second. The sharded network architecture also allows the throughput of the platform to increase almost linearly as the network expands.
Low gas fees
Scalability - or lack thereof - in legacy blockchains has a direct impact on the transaction fees to be paid to the network. Spikes in fees are correlated with network congestion and transaction backlogs. The fee market in legacy chains can push the costs to as high as a few dollars. Due to the scaling ability, fees on Zilliqa are extremely low, even allowing micro-payments to be processed.
One block is all it takes
One of the biggest issues with the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains is that each transaction needs several confirmations for it to be considered valid. Confirmations come in the form of new blocks. Thanks to Zilliqa's consensus protocol, once a transaction gets processed by the network, it becomes final and hence no confirmation is required.


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Zilliqa is a high-performance, high-security blockchain platform for enterprises and next-generation applications.

Zilliqa at a glance

We're committed to delivering a scalable and secure platform for developers and enterprises who wish to build decentralised applications.
Research Brought to Life
Zilliqa was born at the National University of Singapore and was the brainchild of a team of academics, entrepreneurs, and engineers. Our technology is backed by peer-reviewed academic research.
Mainnet Live Since Early 2019
With the launch of our mainnet in January 2019, we became the first public blockchain platform in the world to successfully utilise sharding as a scaling solution. Visit our Research and Development Roadmap 2020 to see what's coming next.
Sharding in Practice
Our unique application of sharding allows the blockchain to scale in a linear fashion. This ensures that the Zilliqa platform can scale to meet the needs of a growing ecosystem of miners and applications.
Safe-by-Design Smart Contract Language
Zilliqa is powered by the first peer- reviewed and safe-by-design smart contract language called Scilla. Using functional programming design principles (as in OCaml) allows it to be more friendly towards static checks and formal verification.
Eco-Friendly Dual Mining
Thanks to Zilliqa's consensus mechanism, the ecological footprint of mining has considerably been reduced. Only 1 minute out of every 2-3 hours is needed to mine ZIL, allowing one to dual-mine other chains at the same time.
Blossoming Ecosystem
Over 60 project teams from over 20 countries have contributed to Zilliqa's ecosystem. This includes individuals and teams developing wallets, explorers, developer toolkits, smart contract testing frameworks, dapps, and more.


$ZIL Now Available on the Binance Widget!
Buying $ZIL on Binance.com and Binance.US is now an even more user-friendly and seamless experience! With the integration of a $ZIL widget, Binance will be facilitating purchase and trading of $ZIL to users in over 170 countries.

Depending on your location, sign up with either Binance.com or Binance.US to set up a custom buy, and benefit from your holdings.

Purchase $ZIL and join the Widget Program now!
$ZIL Now Available on the Binance Widget!
Buying $ZIL on Binance.com and Binance.US is now an even more user-friendly and seamless experience! With the integration of a $ZIL widget, Binance will be facilitating purchase and trading of $ZIL to users in over 170 countries.
Depending on your location, sign up with either Binance.com or Binance.US to set up a custom buy, and benefit from your holdings.

Purchase $ZIL and join the Widget Program now!
Where should you store $ZIL?
A crypto wallet is essentially software that stores public or private keys and engages with a particular blockchain platform to enable users to send, receive and trade cryptocurrency, and keep a close watch on their asset balances.

Storing your $ZIL in wallets that are secure, user-friendly and accessible is of the utmost importance. Wallets come in several types such as hardware, software, desktop. Below, we share our recommendations for the top mobile wallets you can use.
Where should you store $ZIL?
A crypto wallet is essentially software that stores public or private keys and engages with a particular blockchain platform to enable users to send, receive and trade cryptocurrency, and keep a close watch on their asset balances.

Storing your $ZIL in wallets that are secure, user-friendly and accessible is of the utmost importance. Wallets come in several types such as hardware, software, desktop. Below, we share our recommendations for the top mobile wallets you can use.
Zilliqa Improvement Proposal (ZIP) 3
This ZIP outlines the details of the staking service that is currently being built for our core protocol, in order to further decentralise our seed nodes infrastructure, and increase overall engagement across our ecosystem. Share your feedback and help us develop this exciting offering which can benefit the whole Zilliqa ecosystem!
Zilliqa Improvement Proposal (ZIP) 3
This ZIP outlines the details of the staking service that is currently being built for our core protocol, in order to further decentralise our seed nodes infrastructure, and increase overall engagement across our ecosystem. Share your feedback and help us develop this exciting offering which can benefit the whole Zilliqa ecosystem!
Learn, Build and Accelerate
ZILHive brings together all our ecosystem initiatives - our accelerator, grants and educational programmes. By opening our doors to talented people, and offering a supportive, resource-based platform for developers, learners and enthusiasts, we believe it will inspire more creative use cases, and drive enterprise adoption of blockchain.
Learn, Build and Accelerate
ZILHive brings together all our ecosystem initiatives - our accelerator, grants and educational programmes. By opening our doors to talented people, and offering a supportive, resource-based platform for developers, learners and enthusiasts, we believe it will inspire more creative use cases, and drive enterprise adoption of blockchain.
Tianwei Liu, Co-Founder & CEO Xfers

'We intend to work with the Zilliqa team to implement distributed ledger technology in our payments engine, to increase transparency, and to cost-effectively scale up our transactions.'

J.G. Whitley (USA),
Business Owner & Zilliqan

'Zilliqa popped up on my radar in late February 2018. I was taken in by their exhaustive research, which was only matched by their integrity of mission, and the diligence to see it through.'

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