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Build on Astar zkEVM

What is Astar zkEVM?

Astar zkEVM is an Ethereum Layer-2 scaling solution leveraging Polygon's Chain Development Kit and cutting edge zero-knowledge cryptography to enable off-chain transaction execution, with finality and security guarantees provided by Ethereum. In coordination with our key partners, Astar zkEVM is well-positioned to take advantage of the extensive developer base and well-established toolset existing in the Ethereum ecosystem, and boasts the following key features:

  • Higher TPS than Ethereum or Astar Substrate EVM - Leveraging zk rollup architecture, transactions are parallelized on Layer 2 and submitted on-chain to Layer 1 in batches, supercharging web3 games and DeFi applications requiring high performance.
  • Lower Transaction Fees compared to Ethereum - Due to the transaction batching, as explained above.
  • Full EVM-equivalence - Not only EVM compatibility; Equivalence. Smart contracts that work on Ethereum also work on Astar zkEVM. See the smart contract section for more information.
  • Native Account Abstraction - The Astar zkEVM provides native features designed to revolutionize the end-user experience, and make it seamless. See the Account Abstraction section to learn more about how to refine the end-user experience.
  • Recognized Partners - Established names and brands that developers trust power the Astar zkEVM. See the integrations section for more information about 3rd party service providers.
  • Interoperability and Exposure - With Astar zkEVM, we are supporting interoperability between the Ethereum and Polkadot ecosystems, uniting communities, and empowering web3 accessibility through a common Multichain vision.
  • Established Tools and Libraries - Compatible with the tools web3 developers already know how to use, such as Remix, Hardhat, and Open Zeppelin.

Section Overview

The following sections walk through the process of setting up a development environment and introduce common tools and partner services useful for powering highly scalable dApps and seamless user onboarding experiences on the Astar zkEVM.