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.
In order to sort out the challenges that Ethereum was facing, Polygon was introduced:-
Ethereum is the blockchain development platform of choice, but it has limitations.
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.
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
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.