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Polygon is a multichain system that helps launch tokens, blockchains, smart contracts, and decentralized apps. The platform has a high bandwidth and extra-low transaction fees. Furthermore, it is compatible with Ethereum and various tools for developers. This article will tell you how Polygon works, its features in project launches, and how to find a Polygon developer. 

Polygon blockchain review


Polygon (former Matic) was initially a second-level solution designed to boost the work speed of EVM compatible smart contracts and dapps within Ethereum’s network. Since last year, the project heads have decided to focus their efforts on developing a multichain system like Polkadot. They’ve also rebranded from Matic to Polygon, yet the token name remained the same. 

Due to changing its focus, Polygon is now something more prominent than another platform for dapps and smart contracts. 

Furthermore, the Polygon team developed rich instruments for developers to enhance the development speed of new projects and make them more cost-effective. However, it is not that extensive compared to Ethereum, yet Polygon constantly works on it and adds new solutions. According to Alchemy, a leading platform for Web3 developers, the number of dapps on Polygon grew six times higher, from 3 000 in October 2021 to 19 000 in May 2022. 

Ecosystem Architecture



Four-layer architecture on Polygon network. Source.

The polygon architecture has four layers


Ethereum layer. It is an optional layer. Smart contracts, dapps, and chains on Polygon can use Ethereum as the fundamental layer to integrate its security. Polygon implemented this layer as smart contracts on ETH, so it can be used for launching checkpoints, staking, arbitrage, and message retranslation through smart contracts compatible with Ethereum.

Security layer. It’s also a non-mandatory layer. Its main task is to provide the validation service. Basically, it means that dapps can use validation networks to verify their transaction for a certain fee. This layer is implemented as a meta-blockchain that functions parallel to Ethereum. Moreover, this layer can be deployed on Ethereum and used by miners for smart contract validation and dapps on Polygon.

Polygon networks layer. It is an imperative layer that provides a network environment for sovereign chains of blocks with their communities. The community is the ones who are responsible for verifying transactions, creating new blocks, and ensuring local consensus.

Execution layer. This is the executive level for implementing the Ethereum Virtual Machine on Polygon for processing smart contracts. 

Polygon development instruments


The central piece of the Polygon platform is the Software Development Kit (SDK) module packet. It allows the development of smart contracts, dapps, and other Polygon infrastructure elements relatively easily and quickly.

Furthermore, if developing solutions on Polygon, there are another two system options compatible with Ethereum, namely independent networks and protected networks that use the Security as a service (SECaaS) model. Autonomous networks provide their security through a consensus algorithm and a validation network. These networks can be flexible and independent, yet they damage the security since the protection requires many validators. These models are perfect for projects with numerous users and corporate platforms. 

Protected networks are different.  These networks provide the security directly through Ethereum (for example, using the fraud proofs on Plasma) or by employing a pool of validators. This approach allows chains to supply a high level of security, yet the independence and flexibility slightly suffer. Usually, this approach is excellent for solutions that prefer high privacy. 

Matic Plasma Chains and Matic PoS Chain


Matic Plasma Chains is an integrated Polygon framework for launching scalable dapps using Plasma transactions. Plasma is a Lightning Network (LN) analog created for Ethereum’s network by Joseph Pun and Vitalik Buterin. Users can employ Plasma to generate a channel outside the main blockchain. It allows them to process transactions without approving them in the leading network. As a result, these transactions are much faster, while the commission is super-low. It will require approval only after the channel is closed. 

Matic PoS Chain is a Polygon sidechain that allows transferring Ethereum compatible smart contracts to that sidechain and launching them within the Polygon network. As the title says, Matic PoS Chains employs the Proof-of-Stake algorithm to reach consensus, yet it also has its validator network.

The advantages of the development of Polygon


Over the past year, Polygon has arguably become the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. The platform has been able to gain the trust of developers, businesses, and ordinary users because of the advantages that Polygon allows to make Web 3.0 a reality.


Here are just some of the benefits of the Polygon network:


 Polygon vs. Ethereum vs. Solana comparison



Polygon employment examples




Polygon ecosystem map.




The Polygon Network has extensive features and use cases. For example, you can connect payment systems, DEX, AMM, and other applications very cheaply, thanks to Polygon. Or launch DeFi projects on Ethereum, payment systems, atomic swaps, liquidity pools, DEX, AMM, and other solutions for which speed, low fees, and a high level of security are important and easy development a good level of support.

For example, Polygon-based projects such as AAVE, Curve, QuickSwap, 1inch, SushiSwap, RenVM SportX, Beefy Finance, Pooltogether, bZx, Augur, Ocean Protocol, Clover Finance, and many others are already launched. Of the lesser-known projects, the following solutions can also be mentioned:

How to hire a Polygon developer?


In particular, blockchain-based development and Polygon require hiring highly skilled professionals who understand the technology and have experience working with it. Here's a simple guide on how to find them.

Step 1: define the concept and targets


Objective: understand clearly what kind of project you need and its purpose.

Process: you work through your project concept, define your business goals and objectives and analyze your niche, target audience, and competitors. All this will give you a clear understanding of what kind of product you need to create, and based on that; you can start looking for a Polygon development company.

Step 2: compile a long list of developers


Objective: make a list of developers who can potentially make the software you require based on Polygon.

Process: You search ads on sites like Clutch.co, Goodfirms.co, Upwork and Toptal, social networks LinkedIn and Facebook, and freelance platforms specializing in blockchain and cryptocurrency: Orbi Network, Blocktribe, Crypto.jobs, Cryptojobslist, Beincrypto, and others. You are looking for companies that have the qualifications and experience you need.

You don't just look for developers but for teams that have experience running applications on Polygon and have expertise in your niche. For example, if you want to launch an NFT marketplace, you need a technology partner with many experiences in blockchain and NFT development, like Merehead.

 Step 3: make a shortlist of developers


Objective: reduce the long list to a shortlist.

Process: you contact the companies on the shortlist and tell them your project idea, then they describe how they can close your need and help you figure out what's unclear. Based on your responses, you narrow down the long list to a few of the best companies and ask them to send you a commercial proposal. They should take at least three days.

Step 4: study the offer


Objective: Study commercial proposals.

Process: You call the short-listed companies or arrange a personal meeting to have them do a short presentation of their business proposal; usually, it takes an hour or two.

Step 5: choose a technical partner


Objective: to start developing your application.

Process: You analyze the remaining developers and make a final choice. With the selected company, you once again discuss the terms of cooperation (tasks, requirements, deadlines, cost, etc.) and then sign a development contract. After that, the development begins.

Why is Merehead worth hiring?


As a leading blockchain, cryptocurrency, and Blockchain, DeFi, and NFT development company, our team offers extensive and comprehensive support to launch any Polygon blockchain-based solution, from simple, smart contracts to logistics platforms for tracking the supply chain of goods and services.

What Polygon development services Merehead offers:

Reasons to hire Merehead


Security and reliability

Our Polygon-based solutions have a high degree of protection against hacker attacks, DDoS attacks, and other malicious actions.

Financial efficiency

We offer competitive prices that allow you to implement your idea for an acceptable price, without overpayments and unreasonable payments.

High expertise

We have been developing various solutions in FinTech, Blockchain, DeFi, Game-Fi, and NFT since 2015.

Post-release support

Our company is interested in the success of its customers, so we provide comprehensive support for the products we create.

Transparency

Regular reports and constant communication with the development team allow our customers to monitor the development and promptly make the changes they need.

Our roadmap


Step 1 Discussing the project.
Our experts study the client's vision and goals to determine technical requirements and create a development plan.

Step 2 Designing the wireframes.
After understanding the client's specific needs for the project, we create and approve the architecture and design of the application.

Step 3 Developing the software.
At this stage, programmers make the backend and frontend of the software product based on the Polygon network.

Step 4 Testing the product.
After the development phase, the team begins testing and quality assurance of the created product.

Step 5 Deploying the application.
After testing, we move on to rolling out the software product on the Polygon network and releasing the final product to the market.

Step 6 Servicing the application.
At this stage, the team solves any problem after deploying the application and provides post-release support.

Our recent projects


BigFan - it is a platform for selling sports NFTs using ERC-1155. All tokens are issued in cooperation with sports teams and players or their official representatives.

Vleppo - this BaaS platform provides freelancers and enterprises with a solution to manage and transfer their digital assets, create smart contracts with integrated escrow features, and take a loan with cryptocurrency collateral.
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