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394 days ago

Gelato is coming to zkSync Era

Developers building on zkSync Era will be able to take advantage of Gelato’s suite of services to build apps that are automated, gasless, and off-chain aware


  • Gelato is a launch collaborator on zkSync Era!
  • Gelato will deploy Automate and Web3 Functions soon™ so that developers building on zkSync Era can enjoy the benefits of smart contract automation and off-chain data and computation.

Why are we excited about the zkSync Era?

zkSync Era is a future-proof layer 2 protocol that scales Ethereum’s security through zero-knowledge cryptography, so you get the look and feel of Ethereum but with lower fees!

zkSync is a ZK-rollup, a trustless protocol that uses cryptographic validity proofs to provide scalable and low-cost transactions on Ethereum. Most of the computation and data storage occurs off-chain, and all transactions are proven on the Ethereum mainnet chain so that security is on par with Ethereum. Some of the highlights of zkSync Era include:

  • zkSync Era is designed for hyperscalability in order to process huge numbers of transactions without negatively impacting security or cost
  • zkSync Era supports native Account Abstraction, vastly improving the web3 user onboarding experience
  • The key features of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), such as smart contract composability, are preserved

Learn more about zkSync Era here.

Build with Gelato on zkSync Era

Developers can expect to see Automate and Web3 Functions on zkSync Era soon!

Why Gelato Automate?

Reliable, developer-friendly & decentralized smart contract automation

With over 80% market share, Gelato is the most widely used network for decentralized smart contract automation, playing a crucial role in automating the execution of smart contract logic when certain conditions are met. This is vital as smart contracts cannot execute themselves, they require off-chain networks like Gelato to trigger transactions that execute their logic.

Additionally, Automate can be used in conjunction with Account Abstraction for an even more powerful user experience. On zkSync, any account is a smart contract account, so end users do not need to execute transactions themselves. Instead, end users can simply approve Gelato to act on their behalf and interact with dApps fully autonomously without the need for writing additional smart contracts, enabling developers to create more robust user experiences where the complexities of blockchain transactions are abstracted away from their end users entirely.

Why Gelato Web3 Functions?

Fetch any off-chain API and run custom compute to build serverless web3 apps

Web3 Functions enable developers to build powerful, serverless web3 apps without worrying about being the central point of failure or trusting a centralized entity to run the computation accurately.

Web3 Functions can be thought of as decentralized cloud functions that enable developers to connect their smart contracts to off-chain data, ensure this data is accurate and signed off on by multiple parties, run off-chain computation on that data, and automate the execution of transactions. Previously, the inability of smart contracts to connect with off-chain data has limited the potential of web3 apps, however with this new service, developers can access any off-chain data via APIs, and push this data via transactions on-chain based on arbitrary off-chain logic. This will greatly accelerate the adoption of web3 by making use cases more applicable to everyday users.

Want to build with Gelato on zkSync Era?

Learn more about zkSync Era:




About Gelato

Gelato is a Web3 Cloud Platform empowering developers to create automated, gasless, and off-chain-aware Layer 2 chains and smart contracts. Over 400 web3 projects rely on Gelato for years to facilitate millions of transactions in DeFi, NFTs, and gaming.

  • Gelato RaaS: Deploy your own tailor-made ZK or OP L2 chains in a single click with native Account Abstraction and all Gelato middleware baked in.

  • Web3 Functions: Connect your smart contracts to off-chain data & computation by running decentralized cloud functions.

  • Automate: Automate your smart contracts by executing transactions automatically in a reliable, developer-friendly & decentralized manner.

  • Relay: Give your users access to reliable, robust, and scalable gasless transactions via a simple-to-use API.

  • Account Abstraction SDK: Gelato has partnered with Safe, to build a fully-fledged Account Abstraction SDK, combining Gelato's industry's best gasless transaction capabilities, with the industry's most secure smart contract wallet.

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