Ethereum’s Layer 2 Network Scroll Launches Mainnet, Providing Increased Speed and Lower Fees for Developers

5:50 pm
October 17, 2023
  • Scroll is an open-source Ethereum Layer 2 rollup that utilizes zero-knowledge proofs.
  • The network provides developers with increased speed and lower fees.

Scroll, an Ethereum layer 2 network powered by zkEVM, has officially launched its mainnet. The launch follows the quiet deployment of zkEVM on the Ethereum mainnet a few days ago.

Founded in 2021 by Ethereum enthusiasts and developers, Scroll is focused on advancing zero-knowledge proofs on the proof-of-stake blockchain.

Scroll’s Mainnet Launch

The Scroll mainnet launch comes after over 15 months of extensive testnets and security audits. This development means that Scroll is now publicly available.

“Our testnets have allowed us to approach the Mainnet release with the attention to detail and caution necessary to ensure its success,” the team noted in an announcement published on Tuesday.

Since its initial release, Scroll’s testnets have seen over 450,000 smart contracts deployed and over 90 million total transactions, averaging 305,000 transactions per day. The blog release also highlighted the production of over 9 million blocks and 280,000 zk proofs generated.

Users of the zkEVM-enabled scaling solution will benefit from EVM compatibility and the security of the Ethereum blockchain. Furthermore, Scroll promises lower network fees and latency, providing developers with a cost-efficient platform for building decentralized applications.

“We see a future where the vast majority of value transfer takes place on L2s on Ethereum. What will drive that adoption is improved user and developer experience,” said Sandy Peng, co-founder of Scroll.

“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.”


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