Ethereum dApps Come to Solana: Neon EVM Closed Beta Launched
• Neon EVM is a low-friction solution that enables Ethereum dApps to settle transactions on Solana, eliminating the gap between these two leading blockchains.
• The launch of the closed beta version of Neon EVM, Neon EVM β , to Solana’s Mainnet is a significant milestone on the roadmap.
• The Neon EVM ecosystem includes many more players than just the Neon EVM and the Proxy Operators that accept and settle transaction requests.
Ethereum dApps Settle on Solana with Neon EVM’s Closed Beta
Neon EVM – Bridging Two Leading Blockchains
Neon EVM is a low-friction solution that enables Ethereum dApps to settle transactions on Solana, eliminating any existing gaps between these two leading blockchains. This allows developers to enjoy the best of both networks; from lower fees and higher transaction speeds to parallel transaction execution capabilities.
Neon EVM Beta Launch: Fee Free Transactions
The launch of the closed beta version of Neon EVM, Neon EVM β , to Solana’s Mainnet is a major milestone in their roadmap. This version supports fee-free transactions which means all settlements are finalized onto Solana’s L1 without requesting NEON tokens from the proxy operator responsible for accepting and completing them.
Shadow Mainnet vs Mainnet Launch
Rather than launching on Shadow Mainnet, which would have resulted in contracts having different addresses in production, they chose to launch directly onto mainnet as it offered several advantages. It also provided an opportunity for other parties such as DAOs, wallets, oracles etc., involved in this ecosystem to deploy and test their services before its official launch on Solana mainchain.
Closed Beta Testing
Launching in closed beta allows them to onboard and test various services provided by players within this ecosystem in phases. The first phase was focused on infrastructure components while the second phase allowed for dApp integration before testing connections between different elements involved in this network.