Polygon zkEVM

Leverage Blast API for a faster development on Polygon zkEVM

Blast offers high performance APIs for Polygon's zkEVM, a Layer 2 blockchain which boosts Ethereum's scalability, alleviating congestion and reducing operational expenses by utilizing zk-rollups.

Benefits of Polygon zkEVM

About Polygon zkEVM

Polygon zkEVM is a groundbreaking blockchain solution that forms a part of the Polygon ecosystem, designed to enhance the scalability and privacy of decentralized applications and smart contracts on the Ethereum network. It leverages zero-knowledge proofs, a cutting-edge cryptographic technique, to significantly increase the efficiency and privacy of transactions while remaining fully compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Launched as part of Polygon's commitment to improving Ethereum's scalability, zkEVM offers an innovative approach to address the network's congestion and high gas fees.

At its core, Polygon zkEVM allows developers to create and deploy smart contracts and dApps that benefit from the enhanced throughput and reduced transaction costs offered by zero-knowledge proofs. Zero-knowledge proofs enable the validation of transactions without revealing their content, thereby preserving user privacy while achieving scalability. This technology is particularly valuable for applications in sectors like DeFi and NFTs, where privacy and efficiency are paramount.

One of the standout features of Polygon zkEVM is its seamless compatibility with existing Ethereum infrastructure. Developers can easily port their Ethereum-based projects to zkEVM, taking advantage of its enhanced performance and cost-effectiveness while maintaining interoperability with the broader Ethereum ecosystem. With zkEVM, Polygon contributes to the ongoing evolution of Ethereum and the broader blockchain space by providing a scalable, privacy-preserving, and developer-friendly solution to meet the demands of a growing and diverse dApp ecosystem.

Free Public API for Polygon zkEVM

Polygon zkEVM Mainnet

Polygon zkEVM Mainnet is the core blockchain network that implements zk-rollup technology, enhancing Ethereum's scalability. It offers compatibility with Ethereum's smart contracts and applications, significantly reducing transaction costs and congestion. Developers can leverage this efficient and secure platform to build decentralized applications, making blockchain technology more accessible.

Public RPC Endpoint

Public WSS Endpoint





Returns the number of the most recent block

eth_blockNumber response

Returns the number of the most recent block


An integer value of the current block number the client is on


curl -X POST https://polygon-zkevm-mainnet.public.blastapi.io \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":0,"method":"eth_blockNumber"}'
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Blast Features for Polygon zkEVM Developers

Core API

Blast custom APIs offer optimized throughput and reduced latency for transactions on Polygon zkEVM and enable access to real-time data, transaction history and network status.

Included with all plans

Archive Nodes

These nodes retain all historical transaction information on the Polygon zkEVM blockchain from the genesis block to the present, enabling users to query and retrieve any past information. The Archive Nodes feature is enabled starting with the Developer plan.

Included with Developer, Startup, Enterprise & Pay As You Go plans

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Polygon zkEVM?

Polygon zkEVM is a blockchain solution built on zk-rollup technology, designed to enhance Ethereum's scalability. It reduces congestion and transaction costs while maintaining compatibility with the Ethereum ecosystem, offering a more efficient and cost-effective platform for decentralized applications and smart contracts.

How to bridge assets to Polygon zkEVM?

To bridge assets to Polygon zkEVM, select a compatible bridge like the Polygon PoS Bridge or Hop Protocol, connect your Ethereum wallet, and follow the instructions to transfer assets between Ethereum and Polygon.

How is Polygon zkEVM different from Polygon?

While Polygon is a multi-chain platform with various scaling solutions, Polygon zkEVM is a specific Layer 2 scaling solution based on zkRollups, designed to provide Ethereum-compatible smart contract execution with enhanced scalability and lower fees.

How can I start building on Fantom using Blast?

Just go to Launch App, connect your wallet and get direct access to dedicated endpoints that you can organize into projects depending on your development needs.

How much does it cost to use Blast APIs for Polygon zkEVM?

Blast offers free public APIs and a free plan for dedicated accounts to get you started. For detailed pricing you can take a look on our pricing page.

Blast Resources for Polygon zkEVM Developers

Getting started with developing on Polygon zkEVM by using Blast APIs is straightforward. You can follow the instructions in our documentation to set up your development environment and start building.

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