Polygon (MATIC), a layer-two community designed for scaling and software infrastructure improvement on Ethereum (ETH), has been making the rounds amongst blockchain fans as of late. From its $1 billion investment into zero-knowledge technology to co-launching a $200 million Web 3.0 social media initiative as much as integrating with Opera’s internet browser to make its decentralized apps accessible to 80 million Android mobile users, the community’s momentum goes robust.
However partnerships and enterprise apart, the technological capacities of the community, particularly when in comparison with Ethereum, are additionally attracting the eye of many blockchain builders. In an unique interview with Cointelegraph, Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal talked in regards to the extent of the community’s adoption.
Cointelegraph: What are the present fuel costs and transaction speeds for Polygon? And the way does that examine to Ethereum?
Sandeep Nailwal (SN): From the Polygon Scan Explorer, you’ll be able to see that the common block time is round 2.3 seconds. As for Ethereum, that’s 15 seconds. After which the fuel charges, you’ll be able to see 0.001 MATIC tokens; it is a level fraction of a penny.
CT: Have there been any notable nonfungible token (NFT) drops on the Polygon community not too long ago?
SN: None of them have grow to be like CryptoPunks or something, however I believe Polygon’s largest form of help is from the gaming corporations […] All of them added to NFT. In case you go to market, speak to any random 10 totally different gaming groups, they’ll inform you six to seven are constructing on Polygon.
However the notable drops on NFT, the most important, have been Dolce and Gabbana, the model. They made a $7 million sale not too long ago. There are different large luxurious premium watch manufacturers, and these guys are coming in. Other than that […] Elon Musk minted an NFT. Jack Dorsey minted NFT of his first-ever tweet, and […] Mark Cuban — all these had been on Polygon networks solely.
#NFT gross sales have seen astronomical progress since 2020.
2020 whole gross sales: $340 million
2021 whole gross sales: $9 billion (thus far)
— Waz (@DaveWaslen) November 30, 2021
CT: What are some widespread decentralized apps constructed on the Polygon blockchain? And what does their whole worth locked (TVL) appear like?
SN: Polygon is now utilized by all of the decentralized finance purposes in Ethereum. The one one remaining was Uniswap. And the neighborhood signaled per week again that also they are launching on Polygon now. In order for the favored DApps, I’d say Uniswap, Aave, Decentraland, and many others. I believe the TVL throughout the bridges is round $5 billion or $6 billion.
CT: What’s your goal for investing in zero-knowledge expertise?
SN: We had dedicated $1 billion for zero-knowledge expertise, which we imagine is the holy grail of blockchain scaling. And privateness is the second component — that is one factor the place all people will get confused. So you utilize ZK to confirm computations again on Ethereum with out sending again the whole knowledge. As a substitute, you merely present proof that the whole lot was appropriately computed on layer two and put a […] succinct proof again to Ethereum.
CT: In your opinion, would additional Ethereum upgrades empower the community’s capability to match that of layer-two options?
SN: Even when 2.0 is available in right here, that won’t present sufficient scalability. Subsequent 12 months, the proof-of-stake [PoS] improve will preserve the whole lot the identical; like Ethereum has 13 transactions per second [TPS] proper now, perhaps it is going to go to twenty TPS [after PoS], however no more than that. So that doesn’t add something to scalability. And to illustrate in three to 5 years, even when the sharding comes, we’ll have a projection of 64 shards. And with every performing at 20 transactions per second, however that is nonetheless 1,280 transactions per second general, proper? That is nonetheless not sufficient for the whole world.
CT: What does Polygon’s adoption at present appear like?
SN: There are 3,000 plus energetic improvement groups on it. This was posted by Alchemy a while again. It ought to truly be as much as 5,000. The daily active users on Polygon have grow to be 50% greater than Ethereum, and with gaming NFTs, we’re seeing a lot taking place on Polygon.