- Category: Polygon Ecosystem
- Coin Launched: October, 2012
- Resources: White Paper
- Official Website: Polygon
- Reddit: Polygon
POLYGON History / Information / Buying / Staking
Polygon (formerly Matic Network) was launched in October 2017. Polygon was co-founded by Jaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwal and Anurag Arjun, two experienced blockchain developers and a business consultant. Before moving to its network in 2019, the Polygon team was a huge contributor in the Ethereum ecosystem.
HOW POLYGON WORKS
Polygon describes its platform as a Layer 2 scaling solution that reduces the complexity of scaling blockchain solutions and facilitates faster blockchain transactions. Using a custom version of the Plasma framework that is built on proof of stake (PoS) checkpoints on the main Ethereum blockchain, Polygon allows each sidechain on its network to achieve up to 65,536 transactions per block. The sidechains created on Polygon are designed to support DeFI (decentralised finance) protocols on Ethereum.
BENEFITS OF USING POLYGON
Some of the benefits of using Polygon are:
LOW TRANSACTION FEES
SCALE AND OFFERS STAKING REWARDS
CAN YOU STAKE POLYGON
Anyone can become a validator on the Polygon PoS mainnet and share the non-inflationary network rewards, supporting the next wave of adoption. You can set up your own node or lease to a community node. Your rewards depend on the amount of $MATIC staked and the transactions in the network.
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