Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiary, Deutsche Telekom MMS, has entered into a partnership with Aleph Zero, the privacy-enhancing layer 1 blockchain. The telecom giant has joined Aleph Zero’s network of validators by establishing a validator node on both the mainnet and testnet.
This move is aimed at enhancing the security, governance, and decentralisation of Aleph Zero, contributing valuable infrastructure to the network.
In the rapidly evolving landscape of web3 infrastructure, Aleph Zero has gained recognition alongside well-known names like Ethereum, Polygon, Polkadot, Chainlink, Energy Web, Q, Celo, and Flow. This collaboration underlines Aleph Zero’s credibility and its commitment to on-chain privacy and enterprise-grade scalability.
Deutsche Telekom MMS is expanding its infrastructure portfolio by supporting Aleph Zero’s privacy-focused, highly scalable, and secure Layer 1 Network. This marks the first time Deutsche Telekom is partnering with a privacy-centric network, highlighting the importance of security, privacy, and decentralisation in the web3 era.
Dirk Röder, Head of the Web3 Infrastructure & Solutions Team at Deutsche Telekom MMS, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “With new technical standards and a high level of decentralisation, we are working together on the secure Internet of Values.”
Antoni Zolciak, Co-founder of Aleph Zero, acknowledged Deutsche Telekom’s trust in the project, saying, “We’re appreciative of Deutsche Telekom’s trust in Aleph Zero and are looking forward to the future of this collaboration while recognizing that the firm represents over ~245 million customers worldwide.”
Aleph Zero’s layer 1 blockchain employs an original consensus protocol, AlephBFT, and smart contracts powered by the team behind Polkadot, along with WebAssembly (WASM). Despite being a public network, Aleph Zero prioritizes privacy, using a combination of zero-knowledge proofs (ZK-SNARKs) and secure Multi-Party Computation (sMPC).
ZK-SNARKs allow a prover to provide a succinct proof of a computation without revealing the actual data, ensuring data confidentiality. sMPC, on the other hand, safeguards information by distributing it off-chain across multiple nodes. This approach prevents any single network participant from accessing the contents of the data, ensuring privacy.
While sMPC may have slower speed when applied to longer computations, Aleph Zero balances its strengths and weaknesses by using ZK-SNARKs for basic processes and individual data verification and sMPC for highly specific computations. This strategy ensures both speed and security for everyday use cases.