Immutable has revealed its collaboration with Polygon Labs to develop a new blockchain dedicated to Web3 gaming running on zero-knowledge technology.
What is zkEVM?
zkEVM (Zero-Knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine) is a technology that enables private smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. It combines the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) with zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology to allow users to execute computations on the blockchain while keeping the data and the computations themselves private.
One of the main advantages of zkEVM is that it is compatible with existing Ethereum smart contracts, which means that developers can use it to create private versions of their existing dApps without having to modify the underlying code. This makes it easier for developers to adopt the technology and integrate it into their existing systems.
Polygon Labs’ Strategic Alliance With Immutable
The new EVM-supporting ZK-rollup, Immutable zkEVM, is powered by Polygon technology and is fully compatible with the Immutable platform. The zkEVM is built to simplify and reduce the risk associated with developing Web3-enabled gaming apps.
Hence, the new chain will allow game developers and studios to create top-tier games that offer true asset ownership. With its launch in the near future, game developers have begun accessing documentation to commence early integration with Immutable zkEVM.
The collaboration’s announcement comes a week before Polygon zkEVM goes live on the mainnet.
Polygon has worked with some of the biggest names in Web3 gaming, including Animoca Brands, Decentraland, Ubisoft, and The Sandbox. The blockchain has more than 220.8 million distinct addresses with a cumulative of 2.48 billion processed transactions.
The Immutable platform has proven to be of great help to game developers with its inbuilt blockchain mechanics. Immutable has proudly powered several gaming projects, such as Guild of Guardians, EmberSword, Gods Unchained, and llluvium.