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ZK-Rollup Landscape: Understanding Different ZK-Rollup Models
Osgur Murphy O Kane


There have been a number of approaches to designing ZK-Rollups. Examples include:

  • Starkware using the validity proof optimized language Cairo
  • zkSync designing their rollup to be EVM-compatible at the language level
  • Scroll and Hermez designing their rollups to integrate the EVM at the bytecode level

This report seeks to provide a better understanding of the significance of the EVM integration into a ZK-Rollup and a general overview of various ZK-Rollup models.

What is the EVM and why is it important?

The Ethereum Foundation: “The EVM is what defines the rules for computing a new valid state from block to block.” It enables permissionless participation and the execution of code in a...