Starting April 25th, Zilliqa users will be able to transfer their original ZIL using wallets like MetaMask and deploy Solidity smart contracts via developer tools like Truffle and Hardhat.
On March 2nd, Zilliqa published a blog post outlining the new steps they are taking to ensure Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility.
Developers plan to work on full interoperability between Scilla and Solidity smart contract standards. This will be done in stages, first on the testnet and then on the Zilliqa mainnet.
Upcoming Zilliqa Changes
Zilliqa’s implementation of EVM compatibility differs from other EVM deployment smart contracts in several ways.
First, the implementation is native to the Zilliqa ecosystem, so no complex conversion processes are required when transferring tokens. The new changes allow EVM to access the same ZIL as Scilla in the same address space, allowing them to exchange values directly without bridging or unnecessary delays.
Second, the implementation provides extensive support for API libraries such as Ethers.js and Web3.js, both widely used coding libraries in the Ethereum ecosystem. This helps Zilliqa developers because they can use the same tools and workflows they are already familiar with when building with Zilliqa.
Finally, the new changes to Zilliqa are designed to be fully interoperable between Scilla and Solidity smart contract standards. This means that NFTs and fungible tokens can be transferred between EVM and Scilla interfaces as easily as native ZIL tokens can be transferred.
What Makes Zilliqa Unique
In 2016, Prateek Saxena, assistant professor at the National University of Singapore School of Computing, and several students at the school published a paper outlining how a sharding-focused blockchain could improve network efficiency and speed. Did.this paper That was the initial idea behind Zilliqa.
Zilliqa is a unique and different Layer 1 protocol because it uses a technique called sharding to achieve high throughput and scalability. Sharding divides the network into smaller groups of nodes, or shards, each of which can process transactions in parallel. This allows Zilliqa to process far more transactions per second than any other blockchain network.