Vitalik Buterin Tests First Polygon's zkEVM Mainnet With A Special Message

Polygon MATIC/USD, on Monday, officially launched its long-awaited mainnet for its new Polygon zkEVM network. To celebrate the occasion, the core developers of the sidechain invited Ethereum ETH/USD creator Vitalik Buterin to send out the very first transaction.

What Happened: On a live-streamed event to commemorate the occasion, Buterin included a message in his transaction — "A few million constraints for man, unconstrained scalability for mankind" — encoded in hex code. 

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Buterin repeatedly set the Ethereum network's transaction gas limit to an impressive 69,042, giving a subtle nod to two popular meme numbers — 69 and 420. Polygon Labs Head of Growth, Sanket Shah, went as far as to call the Ethereum creator "a man of culture" for this sly reference.

Polygon zkEVM is a network that takes blockchain performance to the next level, offering lightning-fast and cost-effective transactions that outperform Ethereum's own mainnet. 

Price Action: ETH was trading at $1,711, down 3.11% in the last 24 hours, according to Benzinga Pro data.

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