Polygon Labs to Focus Contributions on Polygon CDK; Discontinues Contributions for Edge

Polygon Labs
December 15, 2023
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Polygon Labs today announced it has discontinued contributions to Polygon Edge, the framework for building custom Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks, in favor of its focus on the successor solution, Polygon CDK

From its very beginning, Edge has been an open-source project. The code base is licensed under the permissive Apache License 2.0, which lets the community use the software for any purpose, distribute and modify it.

The landscape in which Edge was developed has changed and Polygon Labs now supports a solution that empowers developers to build within a (future) unified ecosystem of ZK-powered L2s: Polygon CDK. The open-source development toolkit for designing and launching zero knowledge-powered Layer 2 chains on Ethereum is quickly becoming the go-to app-chain solution for both Web3 projects and Web2 enterprises.

Projects that have committed to building with Polygon CDK include: Flipkart, Immutable, OKX, Astar, Canto, Gnosis Pay, Palm Network, Aavegotchi, CapX, Wirex, IDEX, Nubank, GameSwift, Powerloom, and Manta Network. In the future, Polygon CDK-deployed chains will be interoperable within a broader web of ZK-powered L2s in the Polygon CDK ecosystem, creating a single unified pool of liquidity. These are features that Edge does not support natively and require a migration with significant modifications. 

While a variety of projects began building with Polygon Edge, many will choose to migrate to Polygon CDK, with the option to, eventually, plug into the unified CDK ecosystem. 

Read more: Polygon CDK: Your Guide to Sovereign L2 Scaling, From A to ZK

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