Polygon Research: Ethereum Scaling with Rollups

Special thanks to Ed Felten, John Adler, and Georgios Konstantopoulos for review. With the wide adoption of Ethereum, we see a steady increase in submitted transactions on Ethereum, leading to higher gas prices as transactions fight for limited space in the block. This has led to various Layer-2 (L2) solutions that aim to process a […]

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Introducing PolygonScan: A Fast and Scalable Blockchain Explorer for Polygon, powered by Etherscan!

Blockchain explorers are one of the most widely used tools in crypto, drawing data from a blockchain and presenting the data to a user in a searchable and accessible format. Etherscan.io is by far the most popular blockchain explorer for Ethereum with highly loved features like the Gas Tracker, Developer APIs, ERC-20 and ERC-721 token […]

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Polygon: The Eco-Friendly Blockchain Scaling Ethereum

With Proof of Work (PoW) blockchains becoming a hot topic for discussion as far as carbon footprint and eco-friendliness go, where does Polygon — with its Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism — rank in terms of its ecological footprint? As per estimates, the biggest PoW blockchains can consume a yearly quota of anywhere between 35–140 TWh of electricity, with a continuous […]

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