zkSync Era is now live on the QuickNode platform!
By adding zkSync Era to our Web3 development ecosystem, QuickNode will help Ethereum developers scale their projects at much lower costs than is possible on the mainnet and with an enhanced User Experience (UX) that will unlock new blockchain possibilities for various industries and use cases.
zkSync Era is a groundbreaking Layer 2 scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain that brings unprecedented scalability, lower costs, and an enhanced User Experience to blockchain applications. zkSync Era’s mission “is not only to increase Ethereum’s throughput, but to fully preserve its foundational values — freedom, self-sovereignty, decentralization — at scale.”
zkSync Era leverages revolutionary zkRollup technology to offer unparalleled scalability, cost-efficiency, and an enhanced User Experience for blockchain applications. Developers can easily integrate zkSync Era into their applications and inherit the security and finality of the Ethereum mainnet while enjoying the benefits of a Layer 2 scaling solution. With zkSync Era, we’ve reached the era of scalable and cost-effective blockchain transactions.
QuickNode’s zkSync Era infrastructure is now available to everyone on our platform. Get started with zkSync Era instantly!
The Main Benefits of zkSync Era:
- Scalability: zkSync Era employs cutting-edge zkRollup technology to significantly enhance the scalability of dApps and blockchains built on the Ethereum blockchain network. zkSync Era achieves a remarkable increase in throughput by bundling multiple transactions into a single proof, allowing for thousands of simultaneous transactions per second. The scalability breakthrough provided by zkRollup technology, exemplified by zkSync Era, ensures that decentralized applications will operate efficiently even during periods of high demand on the network.
- Cost Efficiency: High transaction fees have been a persistent challenge for widespread blockchain adoption. zkSync Era addresses this issue with drastically reduced gas fees, smoothing the way for widespread blockchain adoption. By bundling multiple transactions into a single proof that is sent to the Ethereum mainnet, users will enjoy more cost-effective transactions. The result is micro-transactions, and everyday use cases are now economically feasible.
- Enhanced User Experience (UX): zkSync Era revolutionizes the user experience for blockchain applications by providing near-instantaneous transaction confirmation times. With the remarkable speed that transactions are processed, the frustrating delays that are often associated with blockchain networks are eliminated. This drastically improved efficiency opens the door to real-time applications with seamless interactions and enhanced productivity.
How zkSync Era Works
zkSync Era operates as a Layer 2 scaling solution built on the Ethereum network. Using zkRollup technology, zkSync Era aggregates multiple transactions into a single proof that is then validated on the Ethereum mainnet, inheriting its security and finality. With this approach, the integrity of transactions is ensured while significantly increasing the throughput and efficiency of the network.
Developers can easily integrate zkSync Era’s Layer 2 solution into their applications and enjoy impressive scalability and cost-efficiency while maintaining compatibility with the entire Ethereum blockchain ecosystem.
Use Cases for zkSync Era
zkSync Era empowers decentralized finance (DeFi) applications with a scalable infrastructure that can be employed for a multitude of financial activities. With zkSync Era, users can seamlessly trade, provide liquidity, and engage in yield farming while inheriting the security and finality of the Ethereum mainnet.
In recent years, the popularity of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has surged, which has presented challenges with scalability and transaction costs. However, with zkSync Era, NFT transactions become smooth and cost-effective, enabling artists, collectors, and enthusiasts to enjoy the benefits of NFTs without worrying about the limitations of high transaction fees.
Gaming and Virtual Worlds
As Web3 moves closer to widespread mainstream adoption, the gaming industry has begun to embrace blockchain technology. However, the lack of scalability has been a challenge, creating a bottleneck that is slowing down user adoption.
zkSync Era enables high-throughput gaming experiences, enabling players to seamlessly trade in-game assets, conduct secure transactions, and participate in immersive virtual worlds without the frustration of high transaction fees and slow confirmation times.
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To learn more about the zkSync Era and its capabilities, visit the following resources:
- QuickNode zkSync Era Documentation
- zkSync Era documentation
- zkSync Era Discord community
- zkSync Era Basics
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