What is Matic?
What is Matic?
Built by Jaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwal, and Anurag Arjun in 2017, Matic is the native cryptocurrency on Polygon. The Polygon (Matic) Network is a dApp developer friendly platform that enables quicker and less expensive transactions.
For quicker and less expensive transactions, the Plasma framework has been implemented by Matic Network. The Plasma Framework creates a secondary network which co-exists with the Ethereum mainnet. The advantage of this secondary network is that it speedily completes the transaction and returns back the outcome to the main-net. Which in turn, makes the transactions on the Ethereum mainnet more affordable and faster.
Polygon (formerly known as Matic Network) is a Layer 2 scaling solution built on top of Ethereum.It is primarily being used to provide a more efficient way to run dApps (Decentralized Applications) and process transactions. In the given article, We will explore more about Matic, how it works and what are its key features.
With Ethereum now being preferred for a variety of applications such as Digital Transactions, NFT’s, E-sports and many more, the number of transactions with Ethereum has risen to a number that sometimes the transaction fees (which is also known as “Gas fee”) for frequent or small transfers becomes too large for the transactions or investments made.
Now, to solve this problem Polygon or Matic Network has emerged to provide faster and cheaper transactions. Polygon acts as a platform on which you can ‘bridge’ your Cryptos and through which you can interact with other popular Crypto apps which was previously only possible through the main Ethereum Blockchain.
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Polygon is a crypto project involved in easing pain points on Ethereum Network and other Blockchain ecosystem. It also is simplifying the way Developers can work on Ethereum.
By working as a Layer 2 Protocol, Polygon aims to increase the transaction speed and also make it cost efficient for its users. Polygon primarily works Commit Chains, which are the transaction networks that works beside the main blockchain. Then the Commit Chains bundle together all the Transactions and verify them after which it returns the data to the main chain.
While there are a number of benefits to the users, including the faster and more affordable transactions, a better user experience for the dApp developers, a few key benefits of Matic Network includes:
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Few Drawbacks and Risks of Polygon to be considered are:
According to an analysis conducted by Cryptocurrency experts, the minimum and maximum trading price for the Polygon would be $3.39 and $4.09 with average trading cost to be $3.51 by 2025. However, we should always consider the market conditions and risks on ourselves before making any Investments in the Crypto market.
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