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Astar Launches zkEVM Mainnet Boasting Ethereum Interoperability Via Polygon AggLayer

Astar zkEVM is the second chain supporting AggLayer after Polygon zkEVM.

Astar Network, a leading project in the Polkadot ecosystem, has expanded onto Ethereum with the mainnet launch of its zkEVM Layer 2 validium rollup.

Astar launched its zkEVM on March 6, with the network leveraging Polygon’s Chain Development Kit (CDK) — a modular open-source toolkit for building Layer 2 networks leveraging zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs.

Astar zkEVM is also the first third-party network to integrate with Polygon’s AggLayer — a cross-chain interoperability protocol facilitating atomic swaps among Ethereum’s mainnet and Layer 2 networks. Polygon’s zkEVM rollup also supports AggLayer.

Through AggLayer, Astar described its zkEVM as driving groundbreaking interoperability between the Polygon, Ethereum, and Astar ecosystems. “This begins unifying state and liquidity and starts cross-chain interoperability between three major ecosystems: Polygon, Ethereum, and Astar Network,” Astar said.