Polygon zkEVM Completes Dragon Fruit Upgrade

Polygon zkEVM, a zero-knowledge scaling solution that is fully compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), has successfully completed its first major upgrade known as the “Dragon Fruit” upgrade or ForkID5. This momentous occasion marks a pivotal step forward for Polygon zkEVM since its mainnet beta launch in March of this year. The upgrade, which occurred on Wednesday, September 20th, at 7:30 a.m. UTC, signifies a key milestone in the journey towards improving Ethereum’s scalability and compatibility.

In a tweet that reverberated throughout the crypto sphere, Polygon zkEVM announced, “Dragonfruit Upgrade: successful. Polygon zkEVM Mainnet Beta upgrade + bridge operations have completed successfully. System resumes full activity. Devs, the list of EVM networks that support PUSH0 opcode: 1) Ethereum, 2) Polygon zkEVM Mainnet Beta.”

The Dragon Fruit upgrade brings two pivotal features to the forefront: the incorporation of PUSH0, the latest Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) opcode introduced in the Shanghai hard fork, and the resolution of a noncritical bug in the parsing of transactions through RLP (Recursive Length Prefix) parsing.

One of the most notable aspects of this upgrade is the addition of support for the PUSH0 opcode. This opcode has been a significant point of discussion within the Ethereum community and is now embraced by Polygon zkEVM. By joining the ranks of EVM networks that support PUSH0, Polygon zkEVM reaffirms its commitment to interoperability with Ethereum and ensures that developers can seamlessly transition their projects between these two platforms.

Furthermore, the Dragon Fruit upgrade brings Polygon zkEVM Mainnet Beta up to date with the latest version of Solidity, the programming language used for writing smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. This is a crucial step in maintaining the rollup’s equivalence with the EVM, making it easier for developers to port their Ethereum-based applications to Polygon zkEVM without encountering compatibility issues.

In addition to the PUSH0 opcode support, the upgrade also addresses a noncritical bug in the parsing of transactions through RLP parsing. This bug fix enhances the overall stability and reliability of Polygon zkEVM’s infrastructure, ensuring that users can trust the platform for secure and efficient transactions.

Polygon zkEVM has been gaining momentum in the crypto space due to its commitment to improving Ethereum’s scalability and usability. With the successful completion of the Dragon Fruit upgrade, the platform is poised to attract even more developers and projects looking for a high-performance, EVM-compatible scaling solution.

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