- What is Polygon?
Polygon (MATIC) launched in October 2017 under the name Matic by a team who contributed to a number of projects associated with the Ethereum ecosystem. Polygon is a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks. Polygon combines the best of Ethereum and sovereign blockchains into a full-fledged multi-chain system.
Polygon (MATIC) validators periodically perform checkpoints against the Ethereum main-chain. This process provides a mechanism to settle any transaction disputes that occur on the sidechain through a cryptographic proof.
The total supply of MATIC is 10,000,000,000