- Polygon zkEVM completes its Dragon Fruit Upgrade, marking its first significant enhancement since the mainnet beta launch in March.
- Key features introduced include support for Ethereum’s PUSH0 opcode, ensuring compatibility with the latest Solidity version.
Polygon’s Dragon Fruit Upgrade: A Beacon of Progress
Polygon‘s zkEVM, an Ethereum Virtual Machine-compatible zero-knowledge scaling solution, has successfully implemented its inaugural substantial upgrade, termed the “Dragon Fruit Upgrade” or ForkID5. This development, which transpired on September 20 at 7:30 a.m. UTC, holds the distinction of being the mainnet beta’s foremost major upgrade since its rollout in March.
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:
2) Polygon zkEVM Mainnet Beta https://t.co/YEjDhHDD6w
— Polygon (@0xPolygon) September 20, 2023
Unraveling the Upgrades
The primary objective of this upgrade revolves around a series of enhancements and features aimed at optimizing the network’s performance. One standout addition is the support for Ethereum‘s latest opcode, PUSH0, which was part of the Shanghai hard fork. This opcode has now seamlessly integrated into Polygon’s zkEVM mainnet beta, solidifying its alignment with the latest version of the Solidity language.
The Dragon Fruit upgrade has further enriched the network with the integration of RLP parsing, accompanied by rectifications addressing a non-critical bug associated with transaction parsing.
In a broader context, these updates are not merely isolated improvements but are pivotal steps ensuring the rollup’s equivalence with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). With Ethereum being the premier platform in the world of blockchain, ensuring compatibility and alignment with its developments is crucial for newer platforms, a goal the Dragon Fruit upgrade effectively addresses.
Milestones and Future Trajectories
Polygon’s trajectory isn’t confined to this singular upgrade. Recently, it heralded the initiation of Polygon 2.0, unveiling the first three Polygon Improvement Proposals (PIPs). These proposals, contingent on community endorsement, sketch out the prospective changes set for a Q4 roll-out.
One such proposal, PIP-18, delineates the roadmap for the Phase 0 of Polygon 2.0. It encompasses various transformations, such as transitioning from MATIC to POL as the prime gas and staking token, and the launch of the staking layer, followed by its subsequent migration.
On a parallel note, there are murmurs in the blockchain corridors about a potential collaboration between Polygon and Uniswap, subject to the approval of a “friendly fork” vote between Uniswap DAO and Zero Protocol on Polygon zkEVM.
In the dynamic world of blockchain technology, where rapid advancements are the norm, Polygon’s Dragon Fruit upgrade showcases a commitment to innovation, evolution, and ensuring its platform remains at the forefront of this digital revolution.