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Polygon (MATIC) Zero-Knowledge EVM Hermez Heading Toward Mainnet: Date Announced

u.today 10 January 2022 17:08, UTC
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Polygon (MATIC), a well-known smart contracts platform compatible with Ethereum Virtual Machine, unveils the date of its most crucial upgrade of 2022.

ZK-EVM Hermez approaches mainnet release: Save the date

According to the announcement shared by Sanket Shah, head of strategy at Polygon (MATIC), the product is on its way to a major update.

Polygon Hermez is developing zkEVM and plans to launch the mainnet in Q2 2022 https://t.co/5cP2UErs1e pic.twitter.com/awKf5Hmg4q

— sourcex.nft 💜 (@sourcex44) January 9, 2022

Polygon Hermez is going to see its mainnet version rolled out as soon as Q2, 2022. Its first mainnet version will only be suitable for value transfer and will not be EVM-compatible.

One hundred percent EVM compatibility will be added to Polygon's Hermez in v2.

ConsenSys investor and Polygon growth advisor John Lilic stresses the importance of the upcoming release for Ethereum's scaling ecosystem:

The race to scale #Ethereum going up a notch @0xPolygon $matic

No more exorbitant fees?

Polygon Hermez is an open-source ZK-Rollup and advanced scalability instrument for Ethereum and Ethereum-like networks. It was acquired by Polygon in 2021.

As covered by U.Today previously, for the first time in its history, the Polygon (MATIC) network suffered from a rapid transaction fee spike.

Polygon fees skyrocketed due to the increased activity of Sunflower Farmers, a play-to-earn ecosystem based on Polygon. With Hermez launched in mainnet, Polygon's fee mechanisms will be more resource-efficient.

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