Polygon has a reputation for being one of the most developer-friendly ecosystems outside of the Ethereum mainchain, offering the best tools for building applications on Ethereum, including Hardhat, Truffle, Metamask, and Etherscan. The Polygon ecosystem has been designed especially to make it easy for developers to get started on Polygon, build Web 3.0 apps, access a 1 million-strong user base and gain funding from VCs. DeFi bluechip Dapps including Sushiswap, Curve, Aave, Balancer, Kyber use Polygon.
Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, said: “We’re incredibly excited about the ideas that will emerge from the Polygon-Grants Hackathon. We already have the biggest brains in blockchain building innovative apps on Polygon, this hackathon will help us to further unlock the potential of developers around the world to help shape the next phase of Web 3.0.”
A range of these innovative Polygon-integrated projects that have gone on to achieve incredible success include QuickSwap, a permissionless decentralized exchange (DEX) based on Ethereum, and powered by Polygon Network’s scalability infrastructure; SushiSwap, an Ethereum-based decentralized exchange that lets you trade a wide range of tokens; and AaveGotchi, DeFi-powered NFTs staked with interest-generating tokens.
Polygon has also presented a long list of ideas to inspire hackathon participants, including non-fungible token (NFT) bridges to other blockchains to enable NFT minting, a lending protocol that immediately provides liquidity for assets transferred cross-chain, a decentralized version of Patreon to support creators and influencers, and a protocol to decentralize insurance risk without needing a third-party.
Polygon currently houses six times more gaming and NFT Dapps than other chains – currently over 500 Dapps. Since April this year, Polygon’s Total Value Locked (TVL) – a metric that denotes market share and growth – rose from $1 billion to nearly $9 billion. Polygon’s rapidly growing market share suggests there’s a strong demand for Dapps on faster and cheaper blockchain solutions.
Hernaldo Turrillo is a writer and author specialised in innovation, AI, DLT, SMEs, trading, investing and new trends in technology and business. He has been working for ztudium group since 2017. He is the editor of openbusinesscouncil.org, tradersdna.com, hedgethink.com, and writes regularly for intelligenthq.com, socialmediacouncil.eu. Hernaldo was born in Spain and finally settled in London, United Kingdom, after a few years of personal growth. Hernaldo finished his Journalism bachelor degree in the University of Seville, Spain, and began working as reporter in the newspaper, Europa Sur, writing about Politics and Society. He also worked as community manager and marketing advisor in Los Barrios, Spain. Innovation, technology, politics and economy are his main interests, with special focus on new trends and ethical projects. He enjoys finding himself getting lost in words, explaining what he understands from the world and helping others. Besides a journalist, he is also a thinker and proactive in digital transformation strategies. Knowledge and ideas have no limits.