How does MATIC work?

Modified on Tue, 31 Jan 2023 at 03:47 PM

The Proof-of-Stake of Polygon requires MATIC to be staked so the system can randomly select the validator. Polygon also has the solution to maintain the integrity of the system called Heimdall that unstake MATIC in order to prevent fraudulent acts such as invalid block validation aiming to compromise the blockchain.

In addition, two frameworks on the Polygon platform are Plasma and Polygon SDK, which work cooperatively to help provide scalability of the blockchain.

The Plasma framework is responsible for handling an unlimited number of Decentralized Applications (DApps) or Decentralized Finance (DeFi), while preventing obstructions to scalability that normally occur in Proof of Work platforms. Currently, there are over ten thousand of DApps working on Polygon.

As of now, Polygon supports only the Ethereum blockchain, but its developers aim to expand to other blockchains as well.


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