OKX launches public mainnet for its ZK-powered L2 network “X Layer”



X Layer is a zero knowledge (ZK), EVM-compatible Layer-2 network.
The Polygon CDK powered L2 is live and  integrates with over 200 dApps across DeFi, wallets, NFTs and gaming among others.

OKX, one of the world’s largest crypto exchange companies, has launched the public mainnet of its EVM-compatible Layer 2 network “X Layer” is now live.

Haider Rafique, the chief marketing officer at OKX, announced the launch in a blog post on Tuesday.

According to the OKX official, the Polygon Chain Development Kit (CDK)-powered L2 integrates with over 200 decentralised applications (dApps) onboarded during X Layer’s testnet.

X Layer integrates over 200 dApps

X Layer also integrates with the OKX exchange’s CEX platform and the OKX Web3 Wallet.

As an EVM-compatible network, X Layer allows users to tap into dApps on Ethereum as well as bridge assets from the OKX CEX and Web3 Wallet.

“Our objective is to make it cheaper and faster for millions of people to go in and out of on-chain applications through our Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZK) powered, EVM compatible L2 network,” Rafique noted in the blog post published on April 16.

Applications currently available with the mainnet launch include 40 DeFi projects, 20 Infrastructure, 12 bridge,  and 16 wallets. There are also 10 NFT and gaming, 10 SocialFi applications and numerous dev tooling dApps.

Popular DeFi dApps on X Layer include Chainlink, Curve, Renzo, and QuickSwap while Infra applications include LayerZero, Wormhole, and EigenLayer (DA).

X Layer is aimed at unlocking and accelerating adoption of Web3 economy, Rafique said.

OKB, the native OKX token, will serve as the native asset of the X Layer network. Users will leverage the token for transaction fees on the network.


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