Binance Incorporates zk-SNARKs for Enhanced Security and Transparency

Binance Utilizes zk-SNARKs

• Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its use of zk-SNARKs as part of its proof-of-reserves verification system.
• This technology increases privacy and security of the verification process by keeping sensitive information private.
• The upgrade is an important step forward in PoR technology and provides users with assurance that their funds are secured.

Background on Proof-of-Reserve Verification

Proof-of-reserve verification became necessary after the collapse of FTX in 2022. Exchanges must prove that they have the assets they claim to have in order to gain customer trust. Binance was one of the few exchanges that initially relied on classic cryptography for this purpose, but recently upgraded to incorporate zk-SNARKs.

Advantages of zk-SNARKs Upgrade

The upgrade should greatly increase the safety and openness of the verification procedure while demonstrating the status of Binance’s assets without exposing sensitive information. CEO Changpeng Zhao said: “This is an important step forward in PoR technology so that we can provide all users with the assurance they need to feel SAFU.“

Other Exchanges Implementing Proof-of Reserve Verification

In response to FTX’s collapse, other major exchanges such as, Bybit and OKX implemented Merkle tree based proof-of reserves mechanisms to ensure transparency. Despite these efforts, some still question these systems’ reliability and refuse to accept them at face value.


Binance’s adoption of zk-SNARKS is an important step forward for proof-of reserve verification systems, providing users with increased security and assurance that their funds are safe from theft or fraud. Furthermore, other exchanges have taken steps towards increasing transparency through similar mechanisms as well, though some remain skeptical about their actual efficacy.

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