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Updates from Ethereum’s top Scaling Solution
Data Availability is Not Data Storage

Recall this grade school experience: you raise your hand and ask, “Can I go to the bathroom?” To which your teacher responds with “I don’t know. Can you?” Might seem far fetched, but this is a perfect entry point to understanding the difference between data availability and data storage. Let's bring this analogy close to […]

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The Future is Now for Ethereum Scaling: Introducing Polygon zkEVM

We all know that Ethereum needs to scale, and we at Polygon believe that zero-knowledge (ZK) tech is the most promising pathway to get there. But that path has often seemed as if it would be long and winding. The conventional wisdom has been that the crypto space would need many years to develop Layer […]

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Polygon Reaches First Sustainability Milestone by Achieving Network Carbon Neutrality

Polygon has made a major first step toward becoming carbon negative with the retirement of $400,000 in carbon credits representing 104,794 tonnes of greenhouse gasses, or the entirety of the network’s CO2 debt since inception.  The milestone comes after Polygon in mid-April released its Green Manifesto, part of its broader vision for sustainable development. The […]

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Polygon Avail Launches on Testnet to Turn Monolithic Chains Modular

If we want the entire world to join Web3, blockchains will need to handle more transactions. Monolithic blockchains can’t scale because they’re asked to perform too many tasks (execution, settlement, and data availability) at once. But if chains were able to focus on just one part of the stack at a time, the entire ecosystem […]

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Polygon is Coming to ETHMexico With Blu3house #onPolygon 

Polygon is coming to Latin America as a presenter-tier sponsor of ETHMexico.  The annual gathering of Ethereum's brightest minds organized by ETHGlobal will be held on Aug. 19 - 21 in Mexico City. In preparation for the 36-hour-long hackathon, Polygon will host and mentor 25 top women builders in Web3 at our Blu3house #onPolygon. These […]

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PolygonInsights - WEEK32

Hola readers! According to the latest report by Alchemy, Polygon is now home to 37,000 dApps, Cercle X, the world’s first dApp that digitises waste management, is launching on Polygon, and at the Korea Blockchain week- we announced that we’re teaming up with Neowiz to launch blockchain gaming platform Intella X.  Let’s dive in.  Key […]

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When Web3 and Education Collide

Despite broad agreement about the importance of education, access to quality systems of learning remains uneven, a gaping problem across most of the world. Though there is no panacea to solve educational inequity, the tools of Web3 can help communities design alternatives, increase access to knowledge, and empower learners. This post will explore some of […]

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Polygon Fellowship Class of 2022 Wraps Up With IRL Hacker House

Congratulations, Polygon Fellowship Class of 2022!  Polygon partnered with Devfolio to bring together a group of talented and motivated fellows to the eight-week long fellowship, capped by a one week IRL event. These fellows were selected from more than 10,000 registrations, with an acceptance rate of 0.7%. (To provide some context, global elite institutions like […]

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Plonky2 is Now Open-Source

Earlier this year, Polygon announced Plonky2, a zero-knowledge proving system that represents a major breakthrough for ZK tech. Plonky2 offers two main benefits: incredibly fast proofs and extremely efficient recursive proofs. It’s a huge leap forward for the ZK space, and we’ve been blown away by the response from the developer community: people want to […]

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to NFTs on Polygon

Ever wanted to learn how to buy NFTs, or are you looking for a new platform to do it? Then you might want to consider Polygon.  Learning about NFTs can be a big jungle, but on Polygon, we make it simple to get started through our beginner-friendly ecosystem. Buy NFTs with low gas fees and […]

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