What is zkEVM, and what are the general steps for migrating to it from the Polygon Mainnet?

Created by Sourajyoti Gupta, Modified on Fri, 28 Jul, 2023 at 7:19 PM by Sourajyoti Gupta

zkEVM stands for Zero-Knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine, and it is a technology that enables scaling and improves transaction efficiency on the Ethereum network.

The general steps for migrating to zkEVM are as follows:

  • Understand your dApp requirements: Analyze how your dApp will interact with zkEVM, including smart contract functionality, data storage needs, and transaction types.

  • Learn about zkEVM architecture: Gain knowledge of the zkEVM's rollup structure, use of zero-knowledge proofs, and its differences from the traditional EVM.

  • Port your smart contracts: Modify or rewrite your existing smart contracts to be compatible with zkEVM.

  • Test on a testnet: Thoroughly test your dApp on a testnet before deploying to the mainnet to identify and fix any issues.

  • Update front-end and back-end: Adjust your web3 library and change the endpoint to interact with zkEVM.

  • Update documentation and support resources: Ensure that your documentation reflects the changes and informs users about how to interact with the new platform.

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