Polygon: Ethereum's Internet of Blockchains


Founded in 2017 as the MATIC network, Polygon aims to increase scalability of blockchains, creating a multi-chain network of Ethereum-compatible systems


“Many projects are exploring Ethereum-compatible blockchains as a way to mitigate [limitations of low throughout, poor user experience, and lack of sovereignty] while still leveraging Ethereum’s thriving ecosystem. However, there is no specialised framework to build such blockchains nor a protocol to connect them. This introduces significant development challenges and causes ecosystem fragmentation.”


Matic Whitepaper (by Jaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwal, Anurag Arjun)