Polygon hopes to solve the scalability problem. The MATIC price forecasts are positive as a token supporting such a critical feature right now. After the Ethereum scaling solution merged various common decentralized finance (DeFi ) projects and the number of transactions it handled every day skyrocketed, the price of MATIC has reached a new all-time high above $1.5.
Polygon has handled over 62.4 million transactions and has almost 700,000 wallet addresses, according to data from a MATIC network explorer. It processes 3.3 million transactions a day, each of which costs less than one cent in cryptocurrency.
The cost of transactions on the Ethereum blockchain, on the other hand, reached a new all-time high this week above $64 on average, before plummeting to $31.75 at press time. The network of the cryptocurrency has been co-founded.
Polygon plans to use layer-two sidechains – blockchains that operate alongside the main Ethereum blockchain – to provide quicker and cheaper transactions on Ethereum. Users can deposit ETH into a Polygon bridge smart contract and communicate with it inside the Polygon chain before withdrawing it back to the Ethereum main network.
MATIC is up over 270 percent in the last 30 days, and over 7,000 percent in the last 12 months, thanks to increased demand for the layer-two scaling solution. It’s currently trading near its latest all-time high of $1.51.
Several major DeFi platforms, including Aave, Curve, SushiSwap, 1inch, and others, have been incorporated into the Polygon network in recent weeks. Transactions on its network have exploded as a result of these integrations, as it is now easier to use Ethereum-based DeFi platforms.
MATIC holders will stake their funds to win prizes using Polygon’s Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithm. By partnering with Cent, a platform that tokenizes tweets, the network is also aiming for long-term viability in the non-fungible token ( NFT) space.
According to a recent tweet, SushiSwap has now reached $500 million in total value locked on the Polygon network.