Ethereum Layer 2 zkEVM Scroll is now live on the mainnet
Scroll, an open-source Ethereum Layer 2 rollup powered by zero-knowledge proofs, is pleased to announce that its mainnet is officially live. This development comes after the quiet launch of zkEVM on the mainnet a few days ago.
Founded in 2021 by Ethereum enthusiasts and developers, Scroll aims to advance zero-knowledge proofs on the leading proof-of-stake blockchain.
After more than two years of building, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Scroll Mainnet.
As we open the doors to Mainnet, we want to take a moment to reflect on our journey thus far 💛 pic.twitter.com/WKfkjyIkB0
— Scroll 📜 (@Scroll_ZKP) October 17, 2023
Scroll’s mainnet launch
Following more than 15 months of extensive testnets and security audits, Scroll’s mainnet is now publicly available. The team emphasized the attention to detail and caution necessary for a successful mainnet release.
During the initial release, Scroll’s testnets experienced over 450,000 smart contracts deployed, with over 90 million total transactions averaging 305,000 transactions per day. Additionally, over 9 million blocks and 280,000 zk proofs were generated, as revealed in a blog release.
Users of this zkEVM-enabled scaling solution can benefit from Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility and the robust security of the Ethereum blockchain. Furthermore, Scroll promises lower network fees and reduced latency, enabling developers to build cost-efficient decentralized applications (dApps).
Sandy Peng, co-founder of Scroll, envisions a future where the majority of value transfer occurs on Ethereum’s Layer 2s. The driving force behind this adoption will be an enhanced user and developer experience. Peng stated, “We focus on enabling developers to build blockchain applications that will anchor web3 in real-world use cases, attracting new users en masse and moving everyone forward.”