Testnet came out several years ahead of schedule

​Ethereum launches zkEVM test network

02.03.2022 - 08:50


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What’s new? zkSync, an Ethereum protocol, has announced the launch of a zkEVM (Zero-Knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine) rollup. The new test network should partially solve the scaling problem. The launch of zkEVM came as a surprise, as it was planned a few years later.

zkSync’s announcement

How will the new testnet work? According to the developers, the system will enable the creation and deployment of decentralized applications in a scalable environment with low fees. The transaction fee will not exceed $1.

zkEVM is compatible with Ethereum’s native programming language, Solidity. The new network should also give a clear indication of how effective the zero-knowledge model is. The developers stated:

“The promise of a ZK Rollup capable of general computation has been predicted by many to be a key component in the endgame of blockchain scalability, but as little as one year ago, many of the top minds in the space believed we were years away.”


Vasiliy Smirnov Vasiliy Smirnov

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