Manta drops OP stack for Polygon CDK

This transition will enable Manta to build a modular zkEVM network


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Manta Pacific will transition from its current status as an optimistic rollup to becoming a zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine validum.

Following the mainnet deployment of Manta Pacific last month, the team at Manta has decided it will ditch the OP stack in favor of the Polygon Chain Development Kit (CDK). 

Kenny Li, chief operating officer at Manta Networks, notes that this decision was made because Manta wants to leverage zero-knowledge tech to support faster finality speeds.

“We are leveraging Polygon CDK because Manta Pacific intends to transition into zkEVM in order to offer a cryptographically based approach on the infrastructure level,” he said. “This approach offers better security guarantees and a smoother user experience when it comes to actions such as withdrawing from the network.” 

Read more: Manta Network deploys L2 Manta Pacific to scale zk adoption

Li noted that zk proofs can reach finality in minutes or seconds using mathematical methods rather than waiting days before a transaction reaches finality on an optimistic rollup that relies on fraud proofs and socio-economic incentives.

Another reason that Manta will be moving to the Polygon CDK is because it enables modular design.

Read More: The future is light: Blockchain goes modular 

“Manta Pacific is taking advantage of modularity and intends to leverage various components that combine to offer the best user experience. From the DA side, Manta Pacific will integrate Celestia after Celestia launches mainnet in order to reap the benefits of lower gas fees, which is passed back to the users,” Li said.

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