- Scroll is an open source Ethereum L2 collection that leverages zero-knowledge proofs.
- The network offers increased speed and lower fees for developers.
Scroll, an Ethereum layer 2 network powered by zkEVM, has announced that its mainnet is now officially live. The announcement comes after zkEVM appeared to have been quietly released on the mainnet a few days ago.
L2 Solution was founded in 2021 by Ethereum enthusiasts and developers and focused on promoting zero-knowledge proofs on the leading proof-of-stake blockchain.
After more than two years in the making, we are excited to announce the launch of the Scroll Mainnet.
As we open the doors to the Mainnet, we want to take a moment to reflect on our journey so far 💛 pic.twitter.com/WKfkjyIkB0
— Scroll 📜 (@Scroll_ZKP) October 17, 2023
Scrolling is live on the mainnet
The launch of the Scroll mainnet comes after more than 15 months of extensive testnets and security checks. The development means that Scroll is now available to the public.
“Our testnets allowed us to approach the Mainnet release with the attention to detail and care needed to ensure its success“, noted team a announcement published on Tuesday.
Since its initial launch, Scroll’s testnets have deployed more than 450,000 smart contracts and more than 90 million total transactions with an average of 305,000 transactions per day. Details shared via the blog release also showed the production of over 9 million blocks and 280,000 zk tests created.
Users of the zkEVM-enabled scaling solution will benefit from the EVM compatibility and security of the Ethereum blockchain. But more than that, Scroll promises lower network charges and latency. In this case, developers can leverage the platform’s technology for cost-effective development of decentralized applications.
“We see a future where the vast majority of value transfer takes place in L2 on Ethereum. What will drive this adoption is improved user and developer experience,” said Sandy Peng, co-founder of Scroll, adding:
“We focus on enabling developers to build blockchain applications that will hook web3 into real-world use cases, attracting new users en masse and moving everyone forward.”