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Not only do ZKPs provide a solid cybersecurity shield, they are appropriate for several use cases, especially those emerging in the Internet of Things and blockchain.
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Imagine the typical login screen we encounter almost every day. The website asks for username and password as proof. If we think a little deeper — proof of what? Our identity? Not really. Because someone else with our username and password can log in too. In reality, it asks for proof of the knowledge of the username and password. The
tech will also take off faster than anticipated. The author is the director of Getonchain ( https://getonchain.com ), a blockchain tech and design consultancy based in Singapore. He has a PhD in computer science from the National University of Singapore and is a regular speaker at colleges and international conferences. He can be reached at ratul@getonchain.com .
Imagine the typical login screen we encounter almost every day. The website asks for username and password as proof. If we think a little deeper — proof of what? Our identity? Not really. Because someone else with our username and password can log in too. In reality, it asks for proof of the knowledge of the username and password. The tech will also take off faster than anticipated. The author is the director of Getonchain ( https://getonchain.com ), a blockchain tech and design consultancy based in Singapore. He has a PhD in computer science from the National University of Singapore and is a regular speaker at colleges and international conferences. He can be reached at ratul@getonchain.com .

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