Polygon Labs Launching zkEVM Mainnet Beta


May 9, 2023

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Polygon Labs just said: enough testnet, let's bring the zkEVM Mainnet. Late March is the date to look at for the Beta launch of Polygon's zkEVM. Is this the start of a new revolution?

Last year, Polygon Labs offered the world its first glimpse of seamless scaling for Ethereum when the Polygon zkEVM Testnet went online. After the resounding success of the testnet, it's time to get serious. Next March 27th, Polygon will show the world the zkEVM Mainnet beta.

This milestone represents one of the most significant advances in blockchain. Polygon manages to bring together two revolutionary technologies in one: zero-knowledge (zk) and the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The former speeds up and reduces the cost of transactions. The latter allows you to create smart contracts on Ethereum.

With the release of the zkEVM testnet, there was unusual growth in all corners of the ecosystem. All progress has made Polygon better over time, and it is now faster, less expensive, and more secure.

In addition, the Polygon Labs team is pleased with the acceptance rate so far.

Polygon zkEVM still needs to reach certain milestones for Mainnet Beta. However, the main goal is to scale Ethereum without resorting to half-measures using true EVM equivalence.

Developers do not need to make any changes to existing Ethereum code to develop on Polygon zkEVM because all Ethereum tools are compatible. Finally, Polygon zkEVM does not sacrifice performance to achieve EVM equivalence. Test times have shown that it is getting cheaper and faster to use.

Polygon zkEVM Mainnet Beta represents a significant breakthrough for both Polygon and Ethereum. The zkEVM will revolutionize building an equitable future for all through mass adoption of Web3.