Polygon (MATIC), a layer-two community designed for scaling and utility infrastructure improvement on Ethereum (ETH), has been making the rounds amongst blockchain fanatics 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 net 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 concerning the extent of the community’s adoption.
Cointelegraph: What are the present fuel costs and transaction speeds for Polygon? And the way does that evaluate to Ethereum?
Sandeep Nailwal (SN): From the Polygon Scan Explorer, you possibly can see that the typical block time is round 2.3 seconds. As for Ethereum, that’s 15 seconds. After which the fuel charges, you possibly can 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 just lately?
SN: None of them have turn into like CryptoPunks or something, however I believe Polygon’s largest sort of assist is from the gaming corporations […] All of them added to NFT. In the event you go to market, speak to any random 10 completely different gaming groups, they’ll let you know 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 just lately. There are different huge luxurious premium watch manufacturers, and these guys are coming in. Aside from 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 development since 2020.
2020 whole gross sales: $340 million
2021 whole gross sales: $9 billion (to this point)
— Waz (@DaveWaslen) November 30, 2021
CT: What are some standard decentralized apps constructed on the Polygon blockchain? And what does their whole worth locked (TVL) appear to be?
SN: Polygon is now utilized by all of the decentralized finance functions in Ethereum. The one one remaining was Uniswap. And the neighborhood signaled every week again that also they are launching on Polygon now. In order for the favored DApps, I’d say Uniswap, Aave, Decentraland, and so on. I believe the TVL throughout the bridges is round $5 billion or $6 billion.
CT: What’s your goal for investing in zero-knowledge know-how?
SN: We had dedicated $1 billion for zero-knowledge know-how, which we consider is the holy grail of blockchain scaling. And privateness is the second aspect — that is one factor the place all people will get confused. So you employ ZK to confirm computations again on Ethereum with out sending again all the knowledge. As an alternative, you merely present proof that every part 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 yr, the proof-of-stake [PoS] improve will hold every part the identical; like Ethereum has 13 transactions per second [TPS] proper now, possibly it’ll go to twenty TPS [after PoS], however no more than that. So that doesn’t add something to scalability. And as an example in three to 5 years, even when the sharding comes, we’ll have a projection of 64 shards. And with every appearing at 20 transactions per second, however that is nonetheless 1,280 transactions per second total, proper? That is nonetheless not sufficient for all the world.
CT: What does Polygon’s adoption at present appear to be?
SN: There are 3,000 plus lively improvement groups on it. This was posted by Alchemy a while again. It ought to really be as much as 5,000. The daily active users on Polygon have turn into 50% greater than Ethereum, and with gaming NFTs, we’re seeing a lot occurring on Polygon.