August 23, 2022, 10:23AM EDT
• 15 min read

State of Scaling Issue 3: Polygon, Scroll and zkEVM

Quick Take

  • In this bi-weekly series, we look into some of the most interesting data and developments across the Layer 2 blockchain landscape, from DeFi and bridges to network activity and funding
  • Polygon zk efforts appear to have coalesced across Polygon Hermez, Zero and Miden; a result of their  close collaboration working under a single umbrella
  • Scroll has also announced the launch of the zkEVM testnet, where they achieved EVM equivalence by using a myriad of zk circuits and recursion
  • zkEVM efforts are receiving significant attention from the media, although it remains to be seen that it will be a game changer for adoption
  • zkMIPS and zk/optimistic hybrids are also being discussed at length, considering the possibility that optimistic rollups may someday transition to use validity proofs as well

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