Astar Network, the dynamic parachain in the Polkadot ecosystem, is gearing up for an exciting launch. Their zkEVM environment is all set to debut, with the testnet scheduled to kickstart this month.
Astar recently made an intriguing announcement, revealing that the zkEVM testnet would be going live this month. This innovative environment is constructed using Gelato Network, a robust layer 2 infrastructure provider, and is further fortified by Polygon’s CDK.
Here’s a sneak peek into the swift progress of the Astar zkEVM environment:
- zkEVM staging environment – Already completed.
- Sepolia staging bridge – Successfully concluded.
- Bridge UI – Currently in progress.
The Astar zkEVM Testnet is on the horizon, and the team is thrilled to invite you to be part of this launch. Early registration is now open for those eager to explore the capabilities of the Astar zkEVM testnet during the developmental phase.
But what exactly is zkEVM? It’s an Ethereum-compatible smart-contract execution environment that harnesses the cutting-edge technology of zero-knowledge proofs (ZKP) to enhance network efficiency. In recent times, zkEVMs have emerged as a focal point for interchain innovations, with Polygon playing a prominent role in this domain.
In their latest update, Astar Network proudly announced the completion of zkEVM’s development, along with its seamless integration with the Sepolia bridge. The icing on the cake is the ongoing work on the Bridge UI, which is expected to be wrapped up soon, paving the way for the testnet’s grand launch.
Stay tuned for more exciting developments from Astar Network as they usher in the era of zkEVM with innovation and dedication.