Metamask wallet parent company ConsenSys has announced a private Testnet for zkEVM, which is expected to set a new era of scaling for the Ethereum ecosystem.
Designed and operated by ConsenSys, developers can deploy and manage DApps using tools like MetaMask, Truffle, and Infura wallets as if they were using the Ethereum Virtual Machine directly. In addition, users can connect assets between Goerli testnet and zkEVM to test smart contracts.
1/ Roll up, roll up! 🌐
We're proud to announce the private beta release of ConsenSys' zkEVM testnet, available on @Infura_io 🎉 Sign up below: https://t.co/hKtsvoPaTG — ConsenSys (@ConsenSys) December 13, 2022
ConsenSys development team said:
"zkEVM testnet participants will be allowed to connect tokens, transfer tokens and interact with deployed Dapps listed on our upcoming ecosystem portal page.
We intend to find out if zkEVM's developer experience has the potential to drive innovation in Web3 and will evaluate feedback from the community to inform the next step of the product."
3/ The zkEVM testnet allows developers to deploy and test smart contracts, and migrate dapps from existing networks. ⚡️
You can also bridge tokens, transfer tokens, and interact with deployed dapps listed on our upcoming ecosystem portal page. — ConsenSys (@ConsenSys) December 13, 2022
Following Polygon's impressive launch of zkEVM and public testnet announced in October 2022, ConsenSys has made continuous efforts to pursue this solution, instead of choosing ZK-Rollups on networks that are separate and not compatible with EVM.
The user familiarization process for the new ConsenSys zkEVM will begin in January 2023. Finally, the company said there are currently no details on how early testers will be rewarded or whether a new token will be issued tied to zkEVM.