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Polyon zkEVM Mainnet Beta Resumes Operations Following Technical Hiccup, Experts Caution on Reliability

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  • The 12-hour outage at Polygon (MATIC) highlights the importance of rigorous testing and rapid response to failures.
  • The upcoming release of Polygon’s second-generation zkEVM promises advances in network efficiency and security.

Recently, the Polygon (MATIC) network experienced a technical hiccup that resulted in a 12-hour service disruption, specifically affecting its zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM).

This incident has generated widespread discussion about the scalability and reliability of blockchain networks, while also highlighting the challenges inherent in adopting new technologies in the industry.

Polygon, which strives to provide scalability solutions for Ethereum, faced this unforeseen event due to an issue with its sequencer caused by a Layer 1 reorganization (L1 reorg).

Related: How Polygon’s zkEVM upgrade could make it happen

The network responded promptly, assuring its community that they were already working on resolving the bug and would provide a detailed analysis at a later date. This event did not affect other parts of the Polygon network, such as Polygon PoS or any chain that was deployed using the Polygon Development Kit (CDK).

According to Polygonscan logs, activity on the network has been restored, although more detailed communication about the incident is still awaited. This type of situation underscores the importance of having robust testing and development mechanisms in place to anticipate and mitigate potential failures before they affect end users.

Despite the outage, Polygon is looking to the future with optimism, anticipating the release of the second generation of its zkEVM in the coming weeks. This upgrade promises to further enhance the network infrastructure and its ability to handle applications and transactions efficiently and securely.

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Isai Alexei
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