DYOR: Assessment of the Polygon/Matic Network

6 min readJun 25, 2021

In my last article, I put forward a framework for researching and evaluating blockchains. Before I go deeper and look at specific DApps and tokens running in an ecosystem, I want to apply the framework to a real world example. Below is my research and evaluation of the Polygon network.

What is it?

CoinMarketCap has a good writeup:

While Matic was a simple layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum, Polygon is the infrastructure for a network of massively scaling, collaborative blockchains that retain their self-sovereignty.

At first, all Polygon ecosystem stand-alone chains will be Matic PoS chains, but other side chains and enterprise chains will be supported with a later update.

As of writing, Polygon only supports the Matic Plasma scaling solution (an example of more viable plasma). This essentially works by offloading transactions from the Ethereum main chain onto Polygon’s Matic PoS chain, before finalizing everything on the mainchain.

Where did the code come from?




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