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At Ingonyama (“Lion” in Zulu), we combine chip design with mathematics and advanced algorithms to deliver unmatched performance for compute-intensive cryptography.  Using a broad, multidisciplinary approach and a deep understanding of the Zero-Knowledge Proof landscape, we focus on finding and solving computational bottlenecks in ZKPs.

Leading the Pack in Zero Knowledge Proof Hardware Acceleration

Ingonyama is on a mission to lower the barrier of entry to ZKPs, by developing the foundational layer for applications that demand exceptional Zero-Knowledge Prover performance.

Since day one, our focus has been to enhance the speed and scalability of this important technology. We take pride in curating a team of dedicated experts driven by a shared goal — to democratize the use of Zero Knowledge Proofs (ZKPs).

The Foundation of Trustless Computing

Zero Knowledge Proofs (ZKPs) are a foundational pillar of trustless computing. We envision a future in which ZKP hardware  is integrated into every facet of our digital lives - from  data centers to mobile phones, blockchain nodes to gaming machines, and from cloud instances to IoT devices.

The benefits of trustless compute are game-changing,  enabling transformative improvements to digital privacy, security, interoperability and other revolutionary innovations. The hardware we engineer serves as the key to unlock this enhanced future.

A Culture of Innovation and Tenacity

At Ingonyama, our duty extends beyond technology to cultivating a welcoming and inclusive environment of excellence.

We are committed to nurturing an ecosystem that celebrates tackling the impossible, embraces design flexibility, and acknowledges the hard work required to identify and overcome computational bottlenecks in ZK Proofs.

Empowering Mass Adoption with ZPU™

The road to Zero-Knowledge adoption goes through hardware.  We aim to solve the performance overhead associated with proof generation by developing the  Zero Knowledge Processing unit (ZPU™), lowering the cost and complexity barriers associated with ZKPs and bringing ease of use of ZK technology to the forefront for developers, builders, dreamers and doers.

Principles of Transparency and Honesty

Ingonyama lives by the principles of brutal transparency and honesty; we deliver high-quality solutions or nothing at all.  At Ingonyama we push the boundaries of compute intensive cryptography and develop open source tools that lower the barrier of entry to ZK.