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Oasis Network aims to redefine Web3 privacy with Sapphire and Oasis Privacy layer launch

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Oasis Network is poised to redefine privacy for Web3 decentralized applications with the launch of two groundbreaking technologies. With the Sapphire runtime and the corresponding Oasis Privacy Layer middleware, developers who think about integrating privacy, authentication, cross-chain messaging, and other crucial features should be excited. Both technologies represent major milestones in a modern dApp toolkit for developers. 

Since 2018, the Oasis Network has been creating new solutions for dApp developers who value cross-chain messaging, user confidentiality, and simplified smart contract tools. Today, Oasis remains the world’s leading privacy-first blockchain that continues blazing a trail for developers who seek a highly versatile and confidential Web3 experience from Ethereum-based protocols and dApps. 

Sapphire is a groundbreaking independent blockchain that offers the first confidential EVM runtime usable by developers writing smart contracts for dApps on any EVM network. On Sapphire, developers can define user consent mechanisms, create custom data confidentiality features, and enable secret smart contracts far easier than when attempting to build the same features on other Web3 networks. More importantly, Sapphire is compatible with all Web3 tools that EVM builders are familiar with, making the developer experience superb.  

The Oasis Privacy Layer (OPL) is a universally accessible piece of middleware for Web2 and Web3 applications to access the power of Sapphire. By using OPL, developers who are already building on EVM networks can seamlessly integrate many of Sapphire’s features (i.e., encrypted transaction states, confidential cross-chain messaging, permission user data) to dApps on their native network without undergoing the effort of fully migrating to the Oasis Network. In short, OPL provides private computation as a service to empower Web3 developers with smarter tools and simpler interfaces. 

In a statement, Oasis Foundation Director Jernej Kos said: “With Sapphire and the accompanying Oasis Privacy Layer, Oasis introduces Smart Privacy to the universal dApp developer toolkit. The privacy should be flexible, versatile, and compatible with any Web3 ecosystem infrastructure.”

Oasis is also committed to supporting developers who use the tools Oasis builds. At ETHCC 2023 in Paris, the Oasis Rendezvous is an open-invitation event for all Solidity developers to learn about the upcoming Privacy4Web3 hackathon hosted by Oasis. This eight-week event is dedicated to exploring the transformative customizability of Sapphire-powered privacy tools.

“Oasis provides a unique opportunity and unlocks novel privacy tools available to Web3 developers in every ecosystem,” said Wanli Zhou, Head of Ecosystem at Celer Network. “By integrating and including Celer IM on Oasis Sapphire, it provides builders access to multifaceted smart privacy tools. Empowering builders and developers to create more sophisticated DApps and unleashing the power of Oasis confidentiality with the help of Celer IM. We are excited to see what unique and novel use cases are built using Oasis and Celer.”  

“The Oasis team pushes Web3 to rethink its approach to dApp development with a focus on simplicity and smart privacy,” Kos added. “Oasis is blazing a smarter privacy trail that every Web3 ecosystem can benefit from.”

Disclaimer: This is a paid post and should not be treated as news/advice.  


With Masters in Mass communication and journalism, Anjali's interests lie in blockchain technology adoption across emerging economies.
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