Launch a zkSync Hyperchain With Ankr’s Rollup as a Service!

Kevin Dwyer

Kevin Dwyer

December 5, 2023

3 min read

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Today, we are thrilled to announce that Ankr has launched its second Rollup as a Service offering for zkSync that is now live! Now, enterprises and developers can swiftly customize and deploy independent hyperchains for their decentralized applications with the unique scaling and security benefits of zero-knowledge rollups.

Ankr will offer end-to-end engineering and infrastructure to build new hyperchains for clients who wish to utilize the ZK Stack, providing the fastest and most comprehensive solution available.

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What Is Ankr’s Rollup-as-a-Service for ZK Stack Chains?

Using Ankr’s Rollup as a Service, clients can create an independent ZK Stack-enabled layer 2 blockchain that exclusively serves transactions from their use case. At this time, Ankr has full functionality to deploy ZK Hyperchains in a testnet environment.

As zkSync finishes development of hyperbridges and validium mode, Ankr will upgrade in tandem to support the upgraded version of the ZK Stack. Matter Labs, a software development, engineering, and cryptography company working on and developing zkSync, have collaborated closely with Ankr to integrate its RaaS in order to support ecosystem projects, implement, build, and deliver new hyperchains to prospective customers.

Ankr will provide a variety of RaaS features to make it easier for developers to launch and manage their rollups, such as:

  • Blockchain Engineering: Ankr will provide end-to-end engineering for new rollups with customization at every level to meet client specifications for consensus mechanisms, programming languages, throughput, gas fees, and much more.

  • Rollup infrastructure: Ankr will launch and operate the underlying node infrastructure needed to run a rollup, such as full nodes, validators, sequencers, and aggregators.

  • Development tools: Ankr will provide various development tools and frameworks to help developers build their rollups, such as SDKs and other tools.

  • Security and auditing: Ankr will assist developers in securing their rollups and will consult on security auditing by third-party security firms.

  • Ongoing support: Ankr will offer ongoing support to developers, such as troubleshooting, performance optimization, and continued node operations.

A Word from the Team At Ankr & zkSync

“Hyperchains from ZK Stack have the potential to become one of the most powerful rollup options available for developers. The distinctive scalability and security features, in addition to the seamless customization and deployment from Ankr’s Rollup as a Service, will make Hyperchains an important evolution for the layer 2 space as a whole," said Kev Silk, Sr. PM of Ankr RaaS.

“Ankr stands out as one of the great infrastructure solutions in Web3, powering some of the most renowned businesses in blockchain. Having Ankr’s Rollup-as-a-Service live and integrated for developers to deploy hyperchains with ZK Stack is a significant milestone,” said Marco Cora, SVP of Business and Operations at Matter Labs. “ Ankr’s Rollup-as-a-Service will reduce development time for projects and enterprises looking to deploy hyperchains and allow teams to focus on their unique use cases enabled through ZK Stack while simultaneously speeding up time to market."

More Rollup as a Service News On the Way…

Ankr’s Rollup as a Service is an extension of their Scaling Services suite, which already provides the ability to launch a custom sidechain on a selection of blockchain ecosystems. This new offering expands the scaling solution options available for developers, catering to a growing desire in the industry to build highly scalable projects that can benefit from Ethereum's security and token model. Ankr will soon launch the ability to build rollups on a growing assortment of ecosystems.

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