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.
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.
Astar zkEVM is a zero-knowledge scaling solution for Ethereum that offers an EVM-equivalent environment on which existing EVM smart contracts, developer tools, and wallets can work seamlessly. Astar zkEVM harnesses the power of zero-knowledge proofs to reduce transaction costs and increase throughput, while inheriting the security of Ethereum.
📄️ Bridge to zkEVM
🗃️ Smart Contracts
📄️ Fee Calculation
How do network fees on Astar zkEVM work?