Polygon (previously Matic Network) is the first easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development.
Using Polygon, one can create optimistic rollup chains, ZK rollup chains, stand-alone chains, or any other kind of infra required by the developer.
effectively transforms Ethereum into a full-fledged multi-chain system (aka Internet of Blockchains). This multi-chain system is akin to other ones such as Polkadot, Cosmos, Avalanche, etc. with the advantages of Ethereum’s security, vibrant ecosystem, and openness.
Polygon is a Layer 2 scaling solution project that seeks to stimulate mass adoption of cryptocurrencies by resolving the problems of scalability on many blockchains.
Polygon combines the Plasma Framework and the proof-of-stake blockchain architecture. The Plasma framework used by Polygon as proposed by the co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, allows for the easy execution of scalable and autonomous smart contracts.