The Zilliqa
story

Scaling faster on the blockchain

Zilliqa was launched in 2017 when our founders created a high-throughput public blockchain platform designed to scale thousands ​of transactions per second.

As blockchain technology evolves, our efforts are centred around streamlining the efficiency, trust, and transparency of Web 3.0.

How it all began
1

Scalability

The inability of blockchains to scale transactions at speed has hindered their mainstream adoption, so that's where sharding comes in.

By splitting the network into multiple portions, we helped satisfy global scaling demand by launching the world's first public blockchain sharding architecture.

2

Smart contract safety

Our engineering team began working on a plan to limit attack exposure on the blockchain by creating Scilla, a programming language that guarantees the safety of smart contracts.

It subsequently became the first peer-reviewed smart contract language to enter a production platform.

Zilliqa is about the power of possibilities

Our research and development team changed blockchain with our sharding mechanism, creating a new paradigm for scalability. It has since become a foundational building block for sharding technology.

A SCILLA research paper was accepted at one of the most prestigious programming languages conferences - OOPSLA 2019

Zilliqa timeline
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
  • Mainnet upgrades: v7.0.2
  • One-stop GUI to launch all the above dev tools
  • Rosetta Integration
  • CryptoScam DB
  • Enhanced version of simulated environment
  • Introduction of ZWAP, governance token for ZilSwap DEX
  • Learn Scilla portal revamp
  • Devex Apollo
  • Governance Portal and forum
Q1
Q2
  • Mainnet upgrades: v8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.3, 8.0.4
  • Revamped dev portal for documentations.
  • SocialPay
  • HGX Sandbox graduation
  • Zilliqa JS SDK v3.0.0
  • Mainnet upgrades: v8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.1.0, 8.1.1
  • ZilBridge Launch
  • Zilliqa JS SDK v3.1.0, V3.2.0, v3.3.0, v3.3.1, v3.3.2, v3.3.3
  • gZIL minting concluded
Q3

Explore our ecosystem

Discover and compare wallets, exchanges, dApps, and lots more.

“The Zilliqa team is an outstanding collection of individuals with expertise in computer science, business and marketing. A team that values excellence but with humility.”

Amrit Kumar

President and chief scientific officer