Aethir Partners with Sophon, Providing Better Speeds and Low Fees

UTC by Anisha Pandey · 3 min read
Aethir Partners with Sophon, Providing Better Speeds and Low Fees
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Aethir, an AI firm famous for its decentralized GPU cloud, will debut on Sophon shortly after its mainnet launch in Q3 this year.

Aethir, an AI firm famous for its decentralized GPU cloud, has entered into an agreement with Sophon, an entertainment-focused ecosystem powered by zkSync’s Hyperchain technology. As per a post on X, the collaboration will see Aethir’s decentralized cloud infrastructure integrate with Sophon’s ZK chain, allowing users to gain substantial benefits. The result will be better transaction speeds, low fees, and improved interoperability between the networks.

The process will involve several major upgrades, including compatibility assurance, software enhancements, and data migration. Notably, this shift to Sophon’s ZK Hyperchain network promises an increase in the efficiency and accessibility of GPU computing for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and cloud gaming applications.

In a press release shared with CoinSpeaker, it was unveiled that Aethir will debut on Sophon shortly after its mainnet launch in Q3 this year. This includes the implementation of a permissionless platform for compute providers, further expanding the network’s capabilities.

Daniel Wang, CEO of Aethir, noted the importance of decentralized compute networks and Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks (DePIN) as blockchain tech’s important applications.

“The high performance and plug-and-play nature of the ZK chain makes it the perfect home for hosting critical components of a distributed compute network,” he adds.

Sophon, built on the ZK Stack architecture from ZKsync, represents a modular blockchain that enables highly scalable and secure EVM-based chains. Interestingly, it is one of the first instances of the expanded ZK Stack.

The blockchain was launched by former ZKsync executives and backed by prominent funds including OKX Ventures and Huobi Ventures. It ensures low latency and robust security, addressing the shortcomings of many existing L2 solutions.

Sophon is launching farming on June 20 for its users to collect Sophon Points (SP) which can later be redeemed for its native token SOPH.

Aethir and Sophon’s Memorable Partnership

This fresh partnership brings together Sophon’s 3 million pre-launch campaign user base with Aethir’s decentralized compute community, boasting more than 800,000 members. The announcement reveals that the two will also engage in a node swap, with each network running nodes of the other.

Th deal between the two projects is focused on improving network resiliency and fostering a deeper integration between the two ecosystems. Further, node operators from both communities will receive an allocation of each partner’s tokens, incentivizing the agreement between both the networks.

Seb, the Co-Founder of Sophon, was quite ecstatic with the development and pointed out the natural alignment of long-term goals between the two organizations. He stated:

“We’re thrilled to be working together with Aethir to represent the very best of what Web3 is offering next. This partnership will deliver significant value to both ecosystem communities.”

Both the companies also completed successful public node sales recenly as well, suggesting that this won’t be the last of their agreements.

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