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0x launches on Polygon to scale its Ethereum based DEX services!

Ethereum's Internet of Blockchains

Polygon is a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks. Aggregating scalable solutions on Ethereum supporting a multi-chain Ethereum ecosystem.

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Built by developers, for developers

Polygon combines the best of Ethereum and sovereign blockchains into a full-fledged multi-chain system.

Polygon solves pain points associated with Blockchains, like high gas fees and slow speeds, without sacrificing on security. This multi-chain system is akin to other ones such as Polkadot, Cosmos, Avalanche etc, but with at least three major upsides:

It is able to fully benefit from Ethereum’s network effects

It is inherently more secure

It is more open and powerful

Challenge

Ethereum is the blockchain development platform of choice, but it has limitations.

Low Throughput

Poor UX (gas, delayed PoW finality)

No sovereignty (shared throughput/clogging risk, tech stack not customizable, governance dependence)

Many projects are exploring Ethereum-compatible blockchains as a way to mitigate these limitations while still leveraging Ethereum’s thriving ecosystem. However, there is no specialized framework to build such blockchains nor a protocol to connect them. This introduces significant development challenges and causes ecosystem fragmentation.

Solution

Polygon - a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks.

One-click deployment of preset blockchain networks

Growing set of modules for developing custom networks

Interoperability protocol for exchanging arbitrary messages with Ethereum and other blockchain networks

Modular and optional “security as a service”

Adaptor modules for enabling interoperability for existing blockchain networks

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Or read the whitepaper for a deep dive

Features

Polygon combines the best of Ethereum and sovereign blockchains into an attractive feature set. Built by developers, for developers.

ETH Compatibility

Industry dominance, established tech stack, tools, languages, standards, enterprise adoption

Scalability

Dedicated blockchains, scalable consensus algorithms, custom Wasm execution environments

Security

Modular ''security as a service'', provided either by Ethereum or by a pool of professional validators

Sovereignty

Dedicated throughput/resources, fully customizable tech stack, sovereign governance

Interoperability

Native support for arbitrary message passing (tokens, contract calls etc), bridges to external systems

User Experience

Comparable to Web2, “zero-gas” transactions, instant (deterministic) transaction finality

Developer Experience

Equivalent to Ethereum, no protocol level knowledge required, no token deposits, fees or permissions

Modularity

High customizability, extensibility and upgradeability, short time-to-market, community collaboration

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Projects

These are some of the many projects that already use Polygon architecture

Polymarket

One of the most popular Prediction Markets in the blockchain space, Polymarket has redefined the space with its smooth UX

Aavegotchi

DeFi based crypto collectibles game; players stake NFT’s with interest generating tokens in the Aavegotchi Metaverse

Decentral Games

Casino style games built in the Decentraland metaverse, where you can play your favourite card games with your chosen avatar

SportX

Place your bets on your favourite sporting events with SportX and earn more with weekly contests on this popular sports betting platform

Easyfi

A fork of Compound which brings multiple DeFi products under one roof with lending, borrowing, staking and more available in one Dapp

Neon District

Cyberpunk RPG adventure game that allows players to battle it out in a sci-fi dystopia and win in-game NFT’s

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About us

Polygon is an open source project built by decentralized team of contributors from all over the world

Core Team


Jaynti Kanani

Co-Founder

Sandeep Nailwal

Co-Founder

Anurag Arjun

Co-Founder

Mihailo Bjelic

Co-Founder


Advisory Board


Hudson Jameson

Ethereum Foundation

Ryan Sean Adams

Bankless

Anthony Sassano

EthHub

Pete Kim

Coinbase

John Lilic

ex ConsenSys

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