Who is Panther for?
Although anyone can use Panther, it was specifically designed with the following types of users in mind:
These users are particularly wary of surveillance, corporate data mining, and other forms of digital control. They also believe that new technology can enable new forms of decentralized communication, commerce, and social organization that are resilient and resistant to censorship and control.
Privacy enthusiasts who are interested in maintaining their privacy and security in the digital age can benefit from Panther Protocol in several ways:
- On-chain data privacy: Panther enables its users to access DeFi (decentralized finance) privately and securely. Its zero-knowledge primitives ensure that user transactions remain private and untraceable.
- Compliance: Panther aims to create a path for users to access DeFi compliantly, meeting regulatory requirements.
- Trust attestations: Panther's zero-knowledge attestations of truth enable users to prove their identity and other attributes without compromising their privacy. This can be useful for users interested in preserving their privacy while verifying other information.
- Decentralization: Panther is powered by a fully decentralized organization, the Panther DAO, which governs the development of the protocol. This ensures that users have a say in the direction of the protocol and that it remains true to its cypherpunk roots.
- Native token: Panther Protocol's native token $ZKP can be used to pay for services, govern the Panther DAO, and be staked to improve the protocol's privacy set. This gives users a stake in the protocol's success and ensures they have a say in its development.
Panther can benefit users interested in pursuing high yields across the DeFi ecosystem in several ways:
Data protection: Panther allows users to access DeFi privately and securely, which can be particularly important when pursuing high yields. By maintaining their privacy, users can avoid attracting the attention of bad actors who may try to exploit their high-yield positions.
Cross-chain functionalities: Panther is a cross-chain application, meaning users can deploy their assets across DeFi dApps/Protocols on different chains. This enables users to access a broader range of DeFi opportunities, increasing their chances of finding high-yield opportunities.
Zero-knowledge attestations: Panther's zero-knowledge attestations of truth enable users to prove their identity or other attributes without compromising their privacy. This can be useful when participating in opportunities requiring identity verification or for taxation/declaring purposes.
Overall, Panther's on-chain data privacy, cross-chain functionality, access to zero-knowledge attestations, governance, and use of $ZKP tokens can all benefit users interested in pursuing high yields across the DeFi ecosystem.
Crypto users managing large sums of assets prioritize preserving their privacy for security. These users can benefit from secure and shielded transactions, encrypted data storage, and privacy-preserving identity management. Panther can provide: Zero-knowledge transactions: By performing them, a user can preserve their confidentiality and prevent others from accessing sensitive information about their dealings or identity.
Secure asset storage: Panther’s Shielded Pools allow users to deposit and manage their assets securely and privately. This can help protect their assets from theft or unauthorized access and keep them confidential.
Privacy-preserving identity management: Panther can allow users to create private and secure identities that can be used for different services within the Panther ecosystem. This helps protect the user's personal information and identity from unauthorized access or misuse.
Trust attestations: Panther Protocol's ZK- and non-ZK Reveals enable users to access zero-knowledge attestations of truth for any statement, such as age, identity, total balance, etc. This can be particularly useful for users who need proof of their assets or identity while maintaining their privacy.
Web3 builders and developers can take advantage of Panther's privacy-focused infrastructure and tooling to build DeFi applications that provide greater privacy and confidentiality to users. Since Panther's infrastructure is open-source, anyone can adapt and build upon existing tools to create their own infrastructure that benefits from Panther.
Developers can also leverage Panther’s zero-knowledge primitives and trust attestations to build privacy-preserving identity management solutions, voting systems, and data verification services. These solutions can be particularly useful in industries such as healthcare, finance, and government, where data privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance.
Overall, Panther aims to provide the Web3 environment with a powerful set of privacy tools and infrastructure that can be leveraged to build the next generation of privacy-preserving DeFi applications. Builders and developers using Panther’s primitives can differentiate their applications from the competition and provide greater user value.
Combined with other Panther components, Zones create a tech stack that institutions can leverage in many ways. Some of the use cases that institutions can benefit from are:
- Permissioned environments: Institutions can become Zone Managers and whitelist users (either from the general public or their own) for maximum security and control. This allows institutional traders to trade without interacting with Panther's larger user set while benefitting from the system's capabilities.
The section on institutional users will be expanded as we advance on its development.