AIP-368: ApeChain - A zk-Powered Polygon Layer-2 to Support ApeCoin Growth

Thanks for the questions ser. I also believe having a zk-Powered layer-2 would be great for Apecoin DAO. Answers to your questions below

General Questions

  1. Please see “Ecosystem Development and Support” in the AIP Idea. Polygon Labs’ reputation for working alongside large brands and top tier Web3 native projects is unrivaled. As contemplated under the AIP Idea, Polygon Labs will work with ApeCoin DAO in a similar way it works with all top ecosystem developers.
  2. This is for the ApeCoin DAO community to decide for itself.

Technical Questions

  1. In addition to a large bug bounty on Immunify, Polygon Labs and other contributors are actively working to improve the CDK. All components of the Polygon CDK have been audited by leading firms.
  2. To learn more about Polygon CDK, specifically scaling and security, please check out

Polygon CDK Landing Page - includes deeper dives on technical and non-technical information

Financial and Implementation Questions

  1. Based on previous Implementation Partners’ “rollups as a service” offering, $200,000 is a practical estimated annual cost to deploy and maintain all the infrastructure and mandatory services (e.g., block explorer) for operating a CDK chain.
  2. This is for the ApeCoin DAO community to decide for itself. Note that AIP Idea: ApeCoin DAO Development Program and Ecosystem Development Lead lays out a framework to your question.

Community and Ecosystem Questions

  1. This is for the ApeCoin DAO community to decide for itself. Note that AIP Idea: ApeCoin DAO Development Program and Ecosystem Development Lead lays out a framework to your question
  2. This is for the ApeCoin DAO community to decide for itself. Note that AIP Idea: ApeCoin DAO Development Program and Ecosystem Development Lead lays out a framework to your question.

Partnership and Collaboration Questions

  1. Polygon Labs maintains strong relationships with many Implementation Partners building with CDK, among them Gateway.fm, representatives of whom have already posted in this Forum under this thread. This does not preclude other Implementation Partners from petitioning the DAO for approval (to deploy and maintain ApeChain)
  2. See the answer to question 1 above. Note that Polygon Labs is renowned for its ecosystem support efforts with large brands and native Web3 developers alike. We believe Polygon Labs’ reputation, technology and long-term vision are best situated to help foster ApeChain’s growth in the Web3 space and beyond.

Scalability and Future Growth Questions

  1. Polygon CDK was built to deliver “internet scale” to Ethereum and Web3. With theoretically infinite scalability and unified liquidity, CDK chains are built with scale as a central consideration. CDK also uses the exact same repositories as the Polygon zkEVM mainnet. This means that the software is tested for security, issues and scale before it is used by other projects/developers
  2. CDK chains are EVM equivalent and thus maintain composability across EVM blockchain ecosystems as would any EVM equivalent, non-CDK chain (e.g., bridging and cross-chain messaging)

Regulatory and Compliance Questions

  1. This is for the ApeCoin DAO community to decide for itself
  2. This is for the ApeCoin DAO community to decide for itself

User Experience and Adoption Questions

  1. While this too is for the ApeCoin DAO community to decide for itself, Polygon Labs would point out that this is largely a dApp design and UX concern, not a chain concern
  2. Polygon Labs’ engineering team will work closely with an Implementation Partner to review the requirements of the existing chain and choose the best strategy from a number of proven migration plans that will ensure minimal-to-no disruption, zero loss of data and most seamless experience for the the project and its partners to migrate to the new chain
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