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ConsenSys Rollups

Layer 2 Solution for Transaction Scalability and Privacy

Achieve higher throughput, save on fees, and improve transaction privacy by settling bulk
transactions off-chain. Retain Layer 1 security by rolling these transactions into one, and anchoring
them to the blockchain with Zero-Knowledge proofs and cryptographic implementations.

Overview and Benefits

The Dawn of Layer 2

Product Features

Public and Private Offering

Customers may choose between a mainnet or private network deployment of ConsenSys Rollups. Mainnet deployments utilize zero-knowledge proof rollups, while private network deployments can utilize either zero-knowledge proof or proof-of-authority consensus rollups.

Public Network Compatible Rollup
Mainnet Deployment
Public Network Compatible Rollup

ConsenSys Rollups can operate a parallel L2 system for streamlined transaction execution. It relays trust, finality, and data availability on the mainnet via rollup smart contracts and Zero-Knowledge proofs. This solution is suited to dapps and Web3 use-cases, and works with Hyperledger Besu, Infura, or any other Ethereum Mainnet client.

ConsenSys Quorum
Private Network
ConsenSys Quorum

Scale a consortium or more centralized private network to power new use-cases among known parties. This solution can be immediately plugged into ConsenSys Quorum networks.

Zero-Knowledge or Proof-of-Authority Rollups

Zero Knowledge Proof Rollups
Mainnet & Quorum Networks
Zero-Knowledge Proof Rollups

Keep transactions partially anonymous, obscuring key elements (such as account balances, transaction sender, recipient, and amount). Achieve a throughput of up to ~2,000 TPS, and avoid the need for economic incentives or centralized trust. Most suitable for mainnet use-cases or trustless consortiums.

Proof of Authority Consensus Rollups
ConsenSys Quorum Network
Proof-of-Authority Consensus Rollups

Achieve a throughput of up to ~10,000 TPS through reliance on trusted parties to operate the network. Most suitable for networks with trusted validators or economic incentives.

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Use Cases
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)

The creation and deployment of CBDCs will require the utmost throughput and confidentiality in digital currency transactions. Rollups could deliver this for all transactions and blockchain-based operations between central banks, commercial banks and retail users.

Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs)

Mainnet congestion causes high transaction fees. Rollups could reduce pressure on network congestion, speed up transaction execution and consequently reduce transaction fees.

Traditional Payments and Finance

Legacy payment service providers (e.g. Mastercard, VISA, Paypal) recognize the opportunity to build the next generation of payment systems on Ethereum. Rollups could enable more traditional payment rails to adopt blockchain technology, either on Mainnet or private networks.


Micropayment applications wherein users pay, for example, on a per-stream or per-view basis will require high throughput to properly function as large numbers of users interact with platforms and dapps. Rollups on mainnet will allow Ethereum to scale to meet the demand of new Web3 economic paradigms without network congestion, high fees, or finality challenges.

Private Transfers and Taxes

With partially anonymous ZK rollups, users can transfer or swap tokens and transact with partial anonymity. Rollups will enable use-cases that require auditability and transparency while also maintaining transaction privacy. This could remove the next barrier to entry for more DeFi or cryptocurrency users on new services.

ConsenSys’ Layer 2 Initiatives

Advancing Layer 2 Technologies

    Infura, Truffle, and MetaMask To Support Optimistic Ethereum

    Infura And Truffle Now Support Polygon

    Truffle and Infura Now Support Arbitrum