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Numio Developer Update – June 2022

28 Jun 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Mark Anstead

Welcome to this month’s Numio Developer update! Since we did our last update we have had two app releases filled with new functionality, improved UI/UX, and enhanced in-app accessibility. Let’s dive right in. WalletConnect is here! If you have been p...

zkSNARKs vs. zkSTARKs

21 Jun 2022 5 minute read 0 comments Mark Anstead

Over the past year, the excitement around zero-knowledge tech has blossomed, fueled mostly by what can only be described as an explosion in zero-knowledge ecosystem building. Our team, Numio, has been building around this zktech since mid-2020, and w...

zkSync 1.0 vs. zkSync 2.0

1 Jun 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Mark Anstead

Over the past two years, the concept of blockchain scaling, primarily around Ethereum, has taken the crypto industry by storm. One of the most prominent teams building an Ethereum scaling solution is Matter Labs, who are building a zkRollup, otherwis...

What is an NFT?

27 May 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Mark Anstead

From the earliest examples, engraved shells to the current crypto art craze, art has been a part of our society for millenia. Transcending age, race, and religion, everybody creates their own art forms at some point in their life. At the core of it i...

Modular Blockchains and Ethereum

26 May 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Mark Anstead

Over the last year there have been a bunch of new buzzwords and phrases entering the Ethereum ecosystem; two of which are associated with the debate around modular blockchains vs. monolithic chains. The biggest proponents to this discussion has been ...

Layer 2 Trading Live on Numio

24 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Mark Anstead

  What’s New in Numio v2.6   At Numio we continually innovate to bring you the best user experience and lowest fees, so it makes us very happy to announce that Numio has had an upgrade – a big one. TL:DR we now have support for Layer 2 token swaps, L...

ZigZag Layer 2 Trading Is Live on Numio  

16 May 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Mark Anstead

  We are excited to announce that ZigZag, a zkRollup powered Decentralized Exchange (DEX) with orderbook, is now live on Numio. ZigZag, like Numio, is building on the zkSync Network: a Layer 2 Ethereum solution created by MatterLabs. The beauty of us...

Improving Onboarding UX in Web 3.0

13 May 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Mark Anstead

In December 2020, Numio launched the first mobile application on Google Play that supported zkRollups, and the first mobile wallet on zkSync. The goal of Numio is to remove and simplify the complexities commonly found in crypto and blockchain product...

Web 3, Free Web; How the Internet is About to Change

12 May 2022 3 minute read 3 comments Mark Anstead

  There’s a lot of buzz about a new word. Web 3.0. Glance, even briefly, at any cryptocurrency landing page, and the phrase ‘web 3.0’ (or web3), will blare out at you. In the recent congressional hearing, crypto execs kept name-dropping this new conc...

What is a Stablecoin?

9 May 2022 3 minute read 3 comments Mark Anstead

The crypto market is famous for its extreme volatility, which seems to scare away many investors from engaging with this relatively new asset class. Fortunately, there are special types of cryptocurrencies that almost completely eliminate price chang...