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Revolutionizing Attestation on EVM Chains with Clique and Linea
At Clique, we’re excited to reflect on our recent strategic partnership with Linea Entertainment Festival, where we celebrated the successful launch of Verax.
Verax is an innovative attestation registry co-designed in collaboration with Consensys, Gitcoin, and other core contributors.
Verax is set to revolutionize the landscape of decentralized applications (dApps) by providing a comprehensive solution for the storage and retrieval of public interest data, known as "attestations."
An attestation is a formal declaration or statement of fact, often made by a trusted entity or individual, to confirm the accuracy, truth, or authenticity of a specific piece of information or data.
Linea Entertainment Festival, a prominent event in the GameFi industry, chose Clique as its trusted partner for the launch of Verax. The event culminated with Verax registering a remarkable 112,701 unique users, with an equal number of attestations, highlighting the traction and trust the registry has already garnered.
Verax is a shared, public attestation registry specifically designed for deployment on Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chains. It serves as a community-maintained public good, empowering dApps to store and access attestation data easily.
These attestations, or public interest data points, can be accessed and combined by anyone interested in leveraging them within their applications.
Co-designed by industry-leading contributors such as Clique, Consensys, Gitcoin, and others, Verax represents an open-source public good that introduces a framework for managing attestations. Clique's role as the inaugural Issuer on Verax enables users to attest to various metrics derived from their Twitter accounts, establishing a powerful form of Sybil resistance within the blockchain ecosystem.
Sybil Resistance and Beyond
One of Verax's standout features is its pioneering approach to Sybil resistance, a critical challenge in blockchain systems.
Sybil attacks involve creating multiple fake identities to manipulate a network. By requiring attestations from trusted entities or individuals, blockchain systems can reduce the risk of Sybil attacks, as it becomes more challenging to create multiple trusted attestations.
Clique's trusted social attestations, integrated into Verax, serve as the first light proof-of-humanity layer. Rather than delve into the intricate and often intrusive traditional methods, Clique has centered its approach on social attestations. Metrics such as influence, average generated impressions, account lifespan, and other user contributions, when viewed in aggregate, paint a picture of genuine human activity. This method is intentionally designed to be low-friction and non-intrusive, ensuring users engage with ease, and dApps can seamlessly integrate this new standard for trust and integrity in decentralized networks.
Looking ahead, Verax has ambitious plans for future iterations. Users will gain the capability to securely place gaming datasets on the blockchain, opening doors to innovative monetization opportunities and a new era of decentralized gaming experiences.
Clique is a leading Web3 privacy-preserving protocol, empowering users and builders to fully own their data, securely prove it, and unlock fair rewards. In collaboration with top blockchains and Web3 applications, these integrations span DeFi, gaming, NFTs, and Layer 2s. As industry pioneers, Clique's identity oracles enable the secure transfer of private Web2 data onto blockchains, maintaining a trust-minimized approach. This innovation is powered by ZKP for data anonymity and confidentiality and further strengthened by TEE and MPC to guarantee data integrity and provenance.