On October 10, Polygon announced that the zkEVM scaling solution had been integrated into the public testnet. The zkEVM concept by Polygon represents the next development stage for the Ethereum platform. The Polygon team thanked the ETH community, saying that their suggestions and encouragement had allowed them to expand the project without losing sight of their objectives.
The Ethereum team and developers have taken the step to improve their platform’s usability and accessibility. Their recent switch from the energy-intense PoW to the energy-efficient PoS model demonstrates their efforts. To address more of their difficulties, they are aiming for solutions regarding scalability issues and high transaction fees.
Polygon’s zkEVM (Zero knowledge and Ethereum virtual machine) aims to solve these issues. It boosts security and efficiency while standardizing software development and coding.
For Zero-knowledge, the whole concept is the possibility of verifying a transaction without exposing private information. It effectively increases privacy and hastens transactions. The Ethereum virtual machine efficiently stores data and executes smart contracts.
Despite being a significant issue a month before the integration, the polygon team has successfully integrated a complete, open-source ZK proving platform. However, there is a need to raise the zkEVM platform’s equivalency level with ETH. The current level is described as “type 3,” which indicates that it is nearly equal. The development team is attempting to advance to “type 2,” an Ethereum lookalike.
The platform would be able to find flaws, set up audits, and test for stability through the testnets. The version that has been added to the testnet is far from ideal and has not yet reached its maximum potential. For the final update to elevate the ETH platform to a new level, they are asking the Ethereum community to test this release to its ultimate limit.