Astar Network, a Japanese blockchain company, launched Astar zxEVM, a zero-knowledge layer-2 chain, on March 5.

This marks the first integration into Polygon’s AggLayer, a protocol that facilitates multichain smart contracts through aggregate zero-knowledge proofs (ZK-proofs).

The integration allows for cross-chain transactions between Astar and Polygon blockchains, streamlining operations as if they were a single network for end-users.

The collaboration between Astar Network and Polygon is expected to accelerate the growth of Web3 applications, including those in innovation, entertainment, and retail.