ZK-focused Manta Pacific opts out of OP Stack for Polygon CDK


Manta, a layer-2 blockchain community specializing in zero-knowledge (ZK) purposes, will migrate its software program from OP Stack to Polygon CDK, based on an Oct. 16 announcement. This signifies that Manta won’t be built-in into the upcoming Optimism Superchain and can as a substitute develop into half of the Polygon ecosystem.

Manta Pacific block explorer. Source: Manta

Manta launched its mainnet on Sept. 12 and has processed greater than 500,000 transactions.

The community was initially developed as an optimistic rollup utilizing the OP Stack software program developed by Optimism Labs. This software program is meant to assist create a “Superchain” of interconnected networks that share the identical safety mannequin. However, it faces competitors from the Polygon Chain Development Kit (CDK), which employs a distinct safety mannequin however can also be used to create a web of interconnected blockchain networks.

In its announcement, Manta mentioned it selected emigrate to Polygon CDK for three causes. First, with Polygon CDK, deposits and withdrawals could be processed rapidly, as they don’t require a interval of time for fraud proofs to be submitted. “Finality can happen in minutes or seconds, rather than days,” the announcement states. This is as a result of “CDK leverages the security of math rather than the social-economic incentives of fraud proofs.”

Secondly, Manta claimed that Polygon CDK is extra “modular” and “sovereign” than alternate options, giving the group extra flexibility because it continues to construct out options. Thirdly, utilizing Polygon CDK will enable builders to create a “trustless ZK bridge to Ethereum.” Over the long term, this bridge will enable customers of totally different Polygon CDK networks to entry one another’s liquidity, making the community half of a bigger ecosystem.

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The Polygon ecosystem initially consisted of simply the Polygon proof-of-stake community. On March 27, the Polygon group launched a second network, Polygon zkEVM. In June, it introduced plans to integrate these two networks into a new ecosystem known as “Polygon 2.0.”

The Optimism ecosystem added a second community on Aug. 9 as Coinbase launched its Base network. On Oct. 3, the Optimism group launched a fraud-proof system supposed for use all through its ecosystem.