Ankr Teaming Up With Lagrange To Bring Hyper-Parallel ZK Coprocessing To Web3

Kevin Dwyer

Kevin Dwyer

May 3, 2024

3 min read


We are excited to announce Lagrange as our newest EigenLayer AVS client and collaborator! Ankr is now a Lagrange AVS node operator, providing reliable and high-performance validator services. Together, we're enabling hyper-parallel ZK coprocessing to supercharge interoperability for the next generation of Web3 applications and protocols.

Providing a Complete Solution for EigenLayer AVS Protocols

Ankr is helping make a powerful new generation of Web3 protocols possible by providing the essential infrastructure that unlocks shared security with Ethereum for innovative projects deploying with EigenLayer. Ankr acts as the cornerstone technology behind the EigenLayer, eliminating the limitations that previously hindered growth and scalability. With seamless AVS node operation, innovative liquid staking solutions, and RaaS platform, Ankr is amplifying the launch of these ambitious Web3 projects.

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What Is Lagrange?

Lagrange is a new protocol and AVS on EigenLayer that offers hyper-parallel ZK coprocessing to enable verifiable computation of blockchain data at a big data scale, directly from smart contracts. Lagrange focuses on leveraging zero-knowledge (ZK) to facilitate interoperability between different blockchains. Their ZK system allows for generating cryptographic proofs of the state of other blockchains, which can be used by DeFi and other dApps to operate seamlessly across multiple networks.

Lagrange enables advanced capabilities in Ethereum scaling:

Parallel Proving: Lagrange’s hyper-parallel ZK coprocessor is designed to execute computations off-chain and in a distributed and parallelized way, before submitting the results as ZK proofs back on-chain. Backed by Lagrange's Reckle Trees research,  the coprocessor can efficiently parallelize proof computation across hundreds of thousands of storage slots and return a single proof back to smart contracts, thereby giving developers access to computations that would otherwise be too heavy to perform on-chain.

Lagrange State Committees (LSCs): This is a specific protocol developed by Lagrange Labs, that has launched on EigenLayer Mainnet. LSCs are a way to securely verify the state of optimistic rollups (like Arbitrum or Optimism) on the Ethereum blockchain. LSCs use a group of client nodes to attest to the finality of blocks, allowing for light client verification without relying on a central authority.

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How Does Lagrange Benefit the Ethereum Scaling Ecosystem?

Lagrange Labs provides a secure and scalable way for DeFi applications to tap into the liquidity and functionalities of different blockchains, ultimately contributing to a more robust and efficient Ethereum scaling ecosystem.

  • Interoperability: Blockchains are often siloed, meaning they don't interact well with each other. Lagrange's ZK proofs allow DeFi apps to leverage assets and functionalities from various blockchains, promoting a more interconnected ecosystem. This can unlock new DeFi possibilities and improve capital efficiency.
  • Security: Lagrange's ZK proofs are designed to be secure without compromising on scalability. Its State Committees support an uncapped set of nodes, which enables super-linear economic security that scales as the protocol grows.
  • Scalability: By lifting heavy and expensive computations off-chain, Lagrange helps alleviate the inherent scalability challenges of Ethereum. Rollup developers and cross-chain protocols can take advantage of Lagrange’s ZK coprocessing to compute and prove over large amounts of data at blazingly fast speeds.

How Are Ankr and Lagrange Working Together?

Ankr Operating Nodes for Lagrange AVS: By opting in as an AVS node operator for Lagrange State Committees, Ankr commits to providing an essential service for the project. This includes operating validators for Lagrange and ensuring smooth and secure operations for the protocol.

  • High-performance node operations for Lagrange State Committees
  • Distributed validation
  • Around-the-clock support & maintenance

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Final Thoughts

Our collaboration with Lagrange is just one of the ways Ankr is working to support the ecosystem of innovation brought about by EigenLayer. Stay tuned for our work with more AVS protocols coming soon.

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