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1. Summary

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  • 67% of the Polygon code repositories are forked (originally copied) from another project.


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Stack Rank™
52W High price $1.27
52W High date 14th Mar 2024 (3 months ago)
All Time High (ATH) Date 27th Dec 2021 (2 years ago)
ATH Price $2.92
% From ATH -80.56%
All Time Low (ATL) Date 10th May 2019 (5 years ago)
ATL Price $0.003143760000
% From ATL 17933.29%
Supply & Trading Volume
Trading Volume (24h) $272.99M
Total Supply 10.00B
Max Supply 10.00B
Circulating Supply 9.28B

Polygon was formerly known as the Matic Network before it rebranded. Polygon is an interoperability as well as a scaling framework intended for building Ethereum-compatible blockchains. It is centered around the MATIC token used for governance, staking as well as gas fees.

Polygon was formerly known as the Matic Network before it rebranded. Polygon is an interoperability as well as a scaling framework intended for building Ethereum-compatible blockchains. It is centered around the MATIC token used for governance, staking as well as gas fees.

In February of 2021, the Ethereum Layer 2 Scaling Solution rebranded itself as Polygon, an interoperable blockchain scaling network.

The main intention of Polygon is to address Ethereum’s limitations, such as the throughput, high speed, and delayed transactions, and lack of community governance. It is designed to be an entire platform designed for launching interoperable blockchains. In fact, through Polygon, developers have the ability to launch preset blockchain networks with attributes that are tailored to their specific needs and can be further customized with a range of modules that allow developers to create sovereign blockchains with specific use-cases and functionality.

A developer can essentially create optimistic rollup chains, ZK rollup chains, standalone chains as well as anything else required by the developer. Through this, it transforms Ethereum into a multi-chain system.

The MATIC Token Explained

In fact, anyone can stake their MATIC tokens on root contracts. Block procedures are selected by PoS stakers, and to achieve faster block generation times, the block producers are few in numbers. Anyone on the mainchain can submit details about the transaction that they think is fraudulent, and if the challenge is a success, the stakes of the parties involved in the fraud are slashed and the challenger receives the slashed funds.

Despite the rebranding, the MATIC token still exists and will play an important role in securing the system and enabling governance.

Features of Polygon

Polygon describes itself as the Layer 2 scaling solution, which means that it does not seek to upgrade the current basic blockchain layer. The project focuses on reducing the complexities when it comes to scalability as well as instant blockchain transactions.

It uses a customized version of the Plasma framework, originally built on Proof-of-Stake (PoS) checkpoints, that run through the Ethereum main-chain. As such, Polygon can achieve 65,536 transactions per block.

The sidechains of Polygon are structurally designed to support a variety of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocols which are already available on the Ethereum ecosystem as well.

Founders of Polygon (MATIC)

Regarding its history, it was launched in 2017 by Jaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwal, and Anurag Arjun.

The interesting part about this team is the fact that they work on the Ethereum ecosystem prior to launching the Matic Network, which would eventually rebrand to Polygon. They worked on Plasma MVP, the WalletConnect protocol, as well as the Dagger event notification engine on Ethereum.

Jaynti Kanani is the co-founder of Polygon and is a full-stack developer as well as a blockchain engineer which fills the role of the CEO at the company.

Anurag Arjun is the co-founder of Polygon but fills the role of a product manager, and has worked with Dexter Consultancy, IRIS Business, SNL Financial, and Cognizant Technologies.

Sandeep Nailwal fills the role as the COO of Polygon, and prior to this, he was the CEO of Scopeweaver, as well as the CTO of Welspun Group.

2. Price


2.1. Market Performance

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3. Developer Activity

We're monitoring 113 Polygon GitHub repos for commits, code additions and deletions. This data is factored into the Developer Rank. Because of delays in GitHub's stat processing, recent activity maybe underrepresented.

Weekly Commits (All Polygon Repos)

Commits vs. The Market

  • Past 4 weeks: 14 commits vs. an average of 1
  • Past 12 weeks: 59 commits vs. an average of 8
  • Past year: 1,174 commits vs. an average of 138

Most Active Repos

Past week 119
Past 12 weeks 457
Past year 1791
Past week 15
Past 12 weeks 62
Past year 1045
Past week 0
Past 12 weeks 0
Past year 996
Past week 0
Past 12 weeks 5
Past year 730
Past week 50
Past 12 weeks 136
Past year 650
Past week 1
Past 12 weeks 49
Past year 534

Top Developers 2024

In total, 925 developers have contributed to Polygon over the past year. Who are the most active Polygon developers, by commits, over the past year?

Related Projects

Developers working on Polygon also worked on these projects.

4. Social Activity

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Historic data is only available from 22nd April 2022

Total Followers

Reddit Subscribers 59,187
Active Reddit Users (past 24h) 7
Discord users 185,814
Active Discord Users 12,876
Telegram Users 54,051
Twitter followers 2M
5. News
7. More Information

Always do your own research (DYOR) before making any investment. Here's some links you might find helpful:

Website https://matic.network
Explorer https://etherscan.io/token/0x7d1afa7b718fb893db30a...
Twitter @0xPolygon
reddit /r/maticnetwork
Whitepaper https://github.com/maticnetwork/whitepaper/blob/master/README.md

What is the correct contract address for Polygon?

Sora 0x009134d5c7b7fda8863985531f456f89bef5fbd76684a8acdb737b3e451d0877
Energi 0x98997e1651919faeacee7b96afbb3dfd96cb6036
Ethereum 0x7d1afa7b718fb893db30a3abc0cfc608aacfebb0
Moonbeam 0x3405a1bd46b85c5c029483fbecf2f3e611026e45
Moonriver 0x682f81e57eaa716504090c3ecba8595fb54561d8
Polygon-pos 0x0000000000000000000000000000000000001010
Harmony-shard-0 0x301259f392b551ca8c592c9f676fcd2f9a0a84c5
Binance-smart-chain 0xcc42724c6683b7e57334c4e856f4c9965ed682bd

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