Uniswap to Launch on Polygon's zkEVM

Rebeca Moen   Apr 15, 2023 11:32

Polygon's zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM) roll-up solution is going to be used for the launch of Uniswap, which is one of the most well-known decentralized exchanges (DEX) built on the Ethereum blockchain. All 191 Ethereum addresses cast their ballots in support of the integration, which means that the proposal has already surpassed the barrier of 40 million votes that was needed for acceptance.

Polygon is a scaling solution provider that was originally known as Matic Network. Their mission is to make it simpler for developers to construct decentralized apps (dApps) on the Ethereum network using their technology. Its zkEVM roll-up approach aims to increase Ethereum's scalability, security, and usability, while also lowering the prices of transactions.

It is anticipated that the incorporation of Uniswap onto Polygon's zkEVM will confer major advantages onto both of those platforms. Uniswap, which has been experiencing difficulties on the Ethereum mainnet due to high gas prices and poor transaction times, will be able to use Polygon's scaling solution in order to provide its customers with transactions that are both quicker and less expensive. In the meanwhile, Polygon will profit from the increased adoption and liquidity that Uniswap delivers to its network thanks to the addition of Uniswap.

The Uniswap proposal to launch on Polygon's zkEVM was first presented in March 2021, and tokenholders were given until April 14 at 9:05 pm UTC to vote on the proposal. Uniswap is a decentralized exchange (DEX) that allows users to buy and sell digital assets. However, the need for approval, which was 40 million votes, was already met long before the deadline, and over 42.4 million votes were registered in support of the merger.

According to Tally, a voting dashboard for decentralized finance projects, the Ethereum infrastructure provider ConsenSys and the financial modeling platform Gauntlet were among the top donors to the vote, both with over 7 million votes.

It is anticipated that the successful integration of Uniswap on Polygon's zkEVM would further accelerate the expansion of decentralized finance (DeFi) on both platforms, in addition to the expansion of the Ethereum ecosystem as a whole. Ethereum is positioned to emerge as a more feasible and appealing platform for the development of decentralized apps in the years to come as a result of the proliferation of blockchain scaling solutions such as Polygon.

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