Matter Labs, the company behind zero-knowledge rollup zkSync, has revealed that the much anticipated zkSync 2.0 is closer than ever. According to Matter Labs, the zkSync 2.0 testnet is already active, with the mainnet set to follow soon.
Matter Labs Prepares for zkSync 2.0 Launch
ZkSync 2.0, a so-called zkEVM, promises to be an advanced Ethereum scaling solution (a.k.a a “zero knowledge rollup”) that will aim to decrease Ethereum’s high fees, while simultaneously increasing the network’s transaction capacity
Matter Labs asserts that zkSync 2.0 will be the first rollup with the ability to handle scaling for all Ethereum smart contract formats. Should the tool live up to this tall order, developers would be able to build on zkSync just as they would on Ethereum’s main network.
The zkSync 2.0 mainnet will further launch with an on-and-off-ramping feature, called “Ramp”. Ramp offers several payment methods including credit and debit cards, bank transfers, and Apple Pay in 150 countries.
ZkSync is considered to be superior to other scaling solutions, such as Optimistic and Zero Knowledge rollups. According to Matter Labs, the zkSync 2.0 mainnet will launch on October 28th.
Momentum Gathers Ahead of the zkSync 2.0 Launch
Touted to be capable of handling over 100,000 transactions per second when run in conjunction with Ethereum sharding, excitement for the zkSync 2.0 mainnet has already started gathering momentum.
In addition to the reveal of its release date, Matter Labs announced a flurry of partnerships with the Ramp Network, Automata Network, Nsuite, Homespace NFT, and BOBG projects.
On the Flipside
- While Matter Labs has yet to officially unveil any plans for a zkSync token airdrop, many industry observers expect one to be announced ahead of the release.
Why You Should Care
The launch of zkSync 2.0 will mark a major shift in the Ethereum scaling landscape, introducing advanced scaling options for Ethereum-based tokens.
Learn more about ZK rollups in:
Polygon Makes ZK Ethereum Compatible to Stay Strong as Chronoly’s Growth Marches to Moon
Matter Labs’ zkSync has undergone extensive testing. Find out more:
Ethereum’s zkSync Is Testing an Update for Lower Transaction Fees With Intent to Increase Developer Interest