PIL ZK Tooling is Now Open-Source

Polygon’s zero-knowledge (ZK) tech teams have recently unveiled the cutting-edge Polygon zkEVM, as well as open-source licensing for the revolutionary Plonky2 proving system. We are excited to announce yet another milestone: open-source licensing for our PIL toolkit.  We will be licensing the PIL toolkit jointly under the Apache2 and MIT licenses. Developers around the world … Read more

Polygon zkEVM Within Vitalik’s Framework: Gaining Clarity and Looking Ahead

The Ethereum community has recently seen a flurry of zkEVM (zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine) announcements, including the unveiling of Polygon zkEVM. Given how new these technologies are and how many different approaches are being tried, it comes as no surprise that there has also been a lively debate around key concepts and terminology. What is … Read more

Plonky2 is Now Open-Source

Earlier this year, Polygon announced Plonky2, a zero-knowledge proving system that represents a major breakthrough for ZK tech. Plonky2 offers two main benefits: incredibly fast proofs and extremely efficient recursive proofs. It’s a huge leap forward for the ZK space, and we’ve been blown away by the response from the developer community: people want to … Read more

The Future is Now for Ethereum Scaling: Introducing Polygon zkEVM

We all know that Ethereum needs to scale, and we at Polygon believe that zero-knowledge (ZK) tech is the most promising pathway to get there. But that path has often seemed as if it would be long and winding. The conventional wisdom has been that the crypto space would need many years to develop Layer … Read more

ZKVerse: Deep Dive Into Polygon Hermez 2.0

Hermez 1.0 is the first-ever decentralised ZK Rollup on the Ethereum mainnet. Polygon Hermez has been busy building Hermez 2.0 — a ZK implementation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and something that has never been accomplished before. Here is what you can expect from this much-anticipated release.  What is Polygon Hermez 2.0? Polygon Hermez … Read more