Acurast x Aligned: Unstoppable ZK Proofs

Acurast is excited to announce a partnership with Aligned Layer, a pioneer in zero-knowledge (ZK) proof technology.

2 min readJun 19, 2024


This collaboration will see Aligned Layer utilizing Acurast’s decentralized and unstoppable compute infrastructure to enhance the generation and verification of ZK proofs, thereby advancing the security and efficiency of Ethereum-based applications.

Decentralized & Secure Compute

Aligned Layer will leverage Acurast’s decentralized serverless cloud, which is built to provide secure, reliable, and unstoppable compute through a network of decentralized nodes powered by mobile phones. This partnership underscores the commitment both companies have to decentralization and security, enabling trustless applications and verifiable computations without reliance on centralized entities.

Empowering Ethereum Ecosystem

The integration of Acurast’s compute power with Aligned Layer’s ZK proof technology promises to reduce the costs and complexities associated with ZK proof integration on the Ethereum blockchain. This collaboration aims to accelerate the adoption of ZK proofs, fostering a more secure and efficient blockchain ecosystem.

Alessandro De Carli, Co-founder of Acurast, stated: “We are thrilled to partner with Aligned Layer to leverage unstoppable compute for zero-knowledge proofs. Our decentralized compute infrastructure is perfectly suited to support the high demands of ZK proof generation, ensuring both security and efficiency.”

Aligned Layer’s co-founder expressed similar enthusiasm: “Partnering with Acurast allows us to leverage their decentralized compute power to enhance our ZK proof solutions. This collaboration is a significant step forward in our mission to provide secure and efficient verification processes for the Ethereum network.”

Together, Acurast and Aligned Layer are set to drive innovation in ZK Proof for Ethereum through unstoppable compute, paving the way for more robust and secure blockchain technologies.

About Aligned

Aligned is a universal verification layer designed to accelerate the Ethereum roadmap. Built for the Ethereum network, Aligned provides fast and affordable verification for zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs. This technology allows any proof system to be incorporated, paving the way for groundbreaking ZK applications that will reshape the web3 landscape. Recognizing the importance of verifiable systems for the future of web3, Aligned strives to make verification processes cheaper, faster, and more scalable.

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About Acurast

Acurast is the serverless, decentralized cloud where anyone can become part of the cloud with their mobile phone, whether new, used, or even with a smashed screen, by providing compute power and earning rewards. It gives developers complete permissionless access to compute that is trustless, affordable, and confidential for deploying their applications.