The Polygon Blog

Updates from Ethereum’s top Scaling Solution
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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State of Governance #2: Identity & Reputation

Clink Clank For a period of time, democracy in ancient Athens was exercised in a peculiar way.* Every eligible voter, when entering the hall, would receive a single pebble to be cast in one of two urns during assembly, signifying approval or disapproval on an issue. Athenians, understanding the significance of votes being cast anonymously, […]

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Accelerating the Energy Transition With Reneum on Polygon

Given the urgency of the climate crisis, it may come as a surprise that the fossil fuel industry receives about half a trillion dollars a year in government subsidies. The truly shocking part is that renewable energy alternatives get less than a third of that. Reneum is trying to right the imbalance by using blockchain […]

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Polygon Funds Web3 Development With $100,000 Pledge to Gitcoin Grants Round 14 

Polygon is donating $100,000 to Gitcoin Grants Round 14 to ramp up the on-going support for new projects building on the Polygon ecosystem. The core team has already pledged $1 million to Gitcoin over five quarterly grants until December 2022 in order to help and encourage the growth of Web3. Who is eligible Applications for […]

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Why Neobanks Will Lead TradFi’s Shift to Web3

Conventional wisdom has it that traditional finance (TradFi) and decentralized finance (DeFi) go together like vampires and garlic. But there is one area of TradFi where that black-and-white picture shades into gray. This is the case for why neobanks will be key to bridging these two worlds. Neobanks, or digital banks, are basically banks without […]

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Polygon ID x Polygon DAO Integration Launches to Create New ZK-based Governance Frameworks

Today, we’re launching the first iteration of Polygon ID - a private and self-sovereign identity solution powered by zero-knowledge cryptography. To start, Polygon ID enables a whole host of features previously inaccessible to DAOs. It will be integrated with Polygon DAO beginning today, and many more DAOs to come soon.  Too often, we’re forced to […]

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Announcing Polygon Pod, a Podcast From the Epicenter of Web3

What’s the future of DeFi? How can blockchain projects shake the reputation for being bad for the environment? What in the world are zero knowledge proofs? How can Web3 attract and accommodate the next billion users? When Flippening? You want to know the answers and so do we. That’s why Polygon is launching Polygon Pod […]

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5 Questions for Polygon's DAO Lead

Polygon DAO is the centerpiece of Polygon’s long-term strategy of progressively decentralizing the protocol and turning over control to the community. At a recent fireside chat, Polygon’s DAO lead Marco Grendel answered a few questions about what that may look like in the near term. We thought they were worth sharing with the broader community. […]

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