.pol (Polygon zkEVM)

.pol (Polygon zkEVM): The .pol name service was launched on Polygon's Ethereum rollup, Polygon zkEVM. Over 6,000 .pol domain names have been registered.
Polygon (formerly known as Matic Network) is a layer-2 scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain. It aims to address Ethereum's scalability issues by offering faster and cheaper transactions while maintaining a high level of security.
Polygon zkEVM (Zero-Knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine) is a specific feature within the Polygon ecosystem that further enhances its capabilities. It combines the power of zero-knowledge proofs and Ethereum's Virtual Machine (EVM) to bring additional scalability and privacy to decentralized applications (DApps) running on Polygon.
Here's how it works:
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    Zero-Knowledge Proofs: Zero-knowledge proofs allow users to verify the correctness of computations or transactions without the need to reveal the specific details of those computations. This enhances privacy and reduces the amount of data that needs to be processed and stored on-chain.
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    Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM): The Ethereum Virtual Machine is the runtime environment for executing smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. It allows developers to write and deploy smart contracts in a Turing-complete programming language.
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    Integration: With Polygon zkEVM, the benefits of zero-knowledge proofs are integrated with the Ethereum Virtual Machine. This enables Polygon to achieve higher throughput and lower transaction costs while still maintaining compatibility with the existing Ethereum ecosystem, including smart contracts and DApps.
By using zkEVM, Polygon aims to significantly improve the performance and scalability of decentralized applications on its network. This, in turn, can provide a better user experience and attract more developers and users to build and use DApps on the Polygon ecosystem.