Ethereum continues to attract many desires by positioning itself for several years as a reference in the field of blockchain. In this sense, ConsenSys, the company behind the MetaMask wallet, has just announced the launch of its layer 2 zkEVM in public testnet for March 28.
Since The Merge, attention has particularly narrowed around rollups on Ethereum. Indeed, to avoid mainnet congestion and offer credible alternatives for users, the doctrine of Ethereum developers is to significantly develop the ecosystem of layers 2.
From then on, ConsenSys quickly announced, after Ethereum’s move to Proof of Stakeits intention to develop its own Layer 2. Thus, last December, the company launched the testnet of its own zkEVM. Nevertheless, the latter was only accessible by authorization in order to offer a few handpicked actors the possibility of testing the effectiveness and safety of the latter.
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ConsenSys announces the public testnet of its compatible layer 2 EVM
With many positive feedback from the actors present on its layer 2, in particular processing more than 490,000 transactions And the creation of several DappsConsenSys has just announced the opening on its layer 2 zkEVM to the general public.
Shane Fontaine, co-founder of Hop Protocol, explains that the ConsenSys zkEVM team is committed to their community to ensure the onboarding is done quickly and professionally. After a few weeks of use, he shares his feelings by detailing that “the ease of integration, tooling, compatibility and responsiveness of the ConsenSys team allowed this integration to work seamlessly.”
Consequently, ConsenSys wishes to pass top speed by opening up wider access to its testnet. So, from March 28any application or protocol developer will be able to join the network, test smart contracts and create decentralized applications on layer 2 of ConsenSys.
The main features of ConsenSys layer2
Aware that many projects have already started on other layers 2, ConsenSys wishes to attract developers thanks to the ease of use of its network. First, the use of the Solidity language is undeniably a strong point since it makes it easy to migrate a DApp without having to modify its code or rewrite its smart contracts.
In addition, compatibility with this language offers the certainty of a interoperability strong with all other Ethereum-based applications. By the way, ETH is used to pay the fees of gas on this layer 2.
Then, the proximity of ConsenSys with many popular protocols of the ecosystem allows it to provide many integrations to its layer2. Thus, developers will be able to easily onboard users MetaMask or ensure high availability of their protocol thanks to Infura.
Finally, the validity of transactions will be ensured by technology open-source zkSNARK. This solution, particularly acclaimed by the decentralized exchange Uniswap, should allow this layer2 to offer very high performance while benefiting from the security of the main network.
A promise for the future?
The success of this layer 2 will depend on its ability to establish itself over time. Nevertheless, the presence of the giant ConsenSys should reassure future users, in particular thanks to the presence of big names in the ecosystem. Ethereum.
Thus, the company explains “its pride in counting some of the brightest minds in the web3 as partners and hopes that users will join them in helping to sustainably scale Ethereum.”
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