Ethereum software firm ConsenSys has released a public testnet of its zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM), and has given it the name “Linea.”
ConsenSys also tweeted that Linea would natively integrate its widely used MetaMask wallet and Truffle, its developer toolkit.
Zero-knowledge (ZK) technology is seen by many as the ultimate expansion system for blockchains by increasing the speed of transactions and reducing their fees.
A zkEVM is a type of ZK rollup that is compatible with Ethereum Virtual Machine, the software that deploys smart contracts. Having a ZK rollup that is compatible with the EVM means developers won’t need to reconfigure their applications on Ethereum and can move them over without any hiccups.
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