Build Ethereum Layer 2s with industry-leading ZK technology

Polygon Chain Development Kit (CDK) enables you to build your own ZK-powered Layer 2 custom-fitted to your needs. Join an ecosystem of ZK Layer 2s and experience unified, extended blockspace.


Simple-to-build ZK powered Layer 2s



  • Polygon CDK-powered Layer 2s enables for unified blockspace. Faster and cheaper ZK proofs powered by industry-leading proving technology.
  • Polygon CDK gives you the freedom to build in a compliant way that suits your users’ needs and hits your business objectives.
  • Customize transaction costs.
  • Customize data storage and regulatory aspects (PII).
  • Customize for your traffic volume.

EVM compatibility

  • Out-of-the-box compatibility with existing Ethereum tooling.EVM-equivalence means there’s no need to change code.
  • Seamless interoperability with all the Polygon ecosystem Layer 2s, including Polygon PoS and Polygon zkEVM - coming soon.
  • Polygon CDK Layer 2s are powered by powerful ZK tech, with end-to-end support and tooling from one of Polygon lab’s implementation partners.

Dedicated Throughput

  • Having blockspace that is dedicated to your applications ensures that user experience is not affected by any extraneous high activity on the network. It provides better performance with dedicated throughput.

Native gas token

  • Provides users with predictable fees with native gas tokens and custom fee structures
  • Clients can absorb the gas costs for its users
  • Clients can keep the gas costs fixed

Industry leading technology & partner ecosystem

Polygon CDK Layer 2s are powered by powerful ZK tech, with end-to-end support and tooling from one of Polygon’s Implementation Partners.

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