January 13, 2023, 1:13PM EST
• 4 min read

Taiko: Building A Type 1 zkEVM

Quick Take

  • Taiko intends to build a Type 1 zkEVM rollup, a ZK-rollup which has Ethereum equivalence
  • A Type 1 zkEVM solution offers unparallel compatibility with Ethereum but loses out in terms of performance
  • Taiko’s current implementation works conceptually, though there are still some hurdles to overcome
  • Taiko recently launched its testnet along with its own testnet version of Ethereum for users to experiment with

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