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Why Need PADO?

As our society evolves at an accelerated pace, the increasing reliance on sensitive data necessitates a balanced approach toward safeguarding this valuable asset. Existing systems cannot fully resolve the paradox of privacy protection and utilization of sensitive data, and various computational issues during data processing require further reliable integrity measures.

PADO creates a fortress of computational security through cryptography. Within the boundary of this fortress, any individual or organization can use PADO's technologies such as zkFHE and zkAttestation to trust-lessly compute and authenticate sensitive data with maximum programmability and security.

Essentially, the underlying worker network supports privacy-preserving computations from multiple blockchains, and PADO's developer toolkits provide user-friendly interfaces, enabling developers to swiftly integrate diverse types of privacy-centric authentication and computation logic.

Who Should Use PADO?

PADO is a privacy-oriented data computation infrastructure presented specifically for workers, network consumers, and developers.

PADO encourages individuals or organizations to contribute their idle computing powers to provide the zkFHE computation capability to the network with incentives in return.

Network consumers can publish zkFHE computation tasks for preferred data confidentiality and computation integrity. They can also require the necessary data inputs from the other participants within this network.

Developers can simply create specialized applications that require complicated private data computation like numeric compare, blind metric, and even privacy-preserving model inference, without worrying about the underlying cryptography. In addition, PADO's innovative zkAttestation solution provides an efficient method for integrating user data across multiple Internet platforms, eliminating the need for complex and time-consuming data synchronization processes whilst ensuring compliance with stringent data protection laws.

Beyond the core network participants, PADO's lightweight dApp, PADO extension, empowers users to manage their personal data, safeguarding privacy in all life spheres. Users can access this unique portal for importing, updating or deleting their internet data from various data sources, all while maintaining privacy and sharing benefits.

Core Advantages

PADO network contributes to the network consumers with multiple benefits:

  • Chain-agnostic: Both PADO's zkFHE and zkAttestation computation capabilities are chain-agnostic, meaning all the dApps on different blockchains can seamlessly utilize the cryptographic computation within one standard.

  • Openness: PADO's zkFHE and zkAttestations techniques are open to all the developers. In addition, the PADO network economically incentivizes developers from different communities like cryptography, distributed systems, DeFi, AI and other areas to contribute with their technical resources to co-build the privacy-centric sandbox.

  • Confidentiality and Privacy: PADO's key goal is to handle private information appropriately in the whole lifecycle of the data. Specifically, PADO adheres to data minimization principles by using zero-knowledge proofs and fully homomorphic encryption when performing data computations to derive data confidentiality and protect user privacy.

  • Verifiability: The equipped zero-knowledge proofs of FHE computations ensure each operation within the computation task is publicly verifiable for integrity and correctness, which significantly reduces the trust assumption of the outsourced computation paradigm.

  • Authenticity of Data: It is essential to ensure that user data originates from a specific source and remains unaltered during the sharing process. With PADO's zkAttestation protocol, the underlying cryptographic protocol preserves the data origin and integrity, establishing authenticity.

  • Performance: The zkFHE protocol uses advanced cryptography with highly optimized implementation to achieve the practical outsourced computation on encrypted private data. In addition, the cutting-edge IZK and MPC-TLS techniques within the zkAttestation solution ensure the best user experience including low memory consumption of the application and fast proof generation.