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Polygon Networks surpasses Ethereum in terms of active users

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With the new addition of over 566,500 users, the Polygon blockchain network has seen a significant 18% growth in the past month, a recent research report by PolygonScan revealed. The network has now surpassed the popular Ethereum blockchain network in terms of user-base. Ethereum is the second most valuable blockchain in the world after bitcoin. This is the first time that the Polygon Network has exceeded Ethereum’s number of users, which has only registered a 0.6 percent increase in its user-base in recent days.

Ethereum is an open source public blockchain network that allows people to send cryptocurrency to anyone for a nominal fee. The network powers a set of applications that can be used by everyone and cannot be used by anyone. This programmable blockchain allows people to transact in digital money without the involvement of banks or brokers. According to Ethereum.org, it also serves as an uncensored marketplace for financial services, games and apps.

Polygon Network, on the other hand, is a framework used to develop such blockchain networks that can be integrated with the Ethereum network. With Polygon Blockchain, full blown multi-chain systems can be created that can work in sync with other interfaces built on Ethereum. According to Polygon.Technology, the network maintains better security while resolving issues associated with blockchain – such as slow speeds and high transaction fees.

Polygon’s native coin has also been performing well in recent days, despite major market volatility caused by China’s cryptocurrency. As of Friday, September 8, Polygon (MATIC) has gained 3.59 percent in value and is trading at $1.36 (approximately Rs.102). In a report, Cryptopolitan.com claimed that investors view Polygon as a safe and stable crypto-investing option.

However it is worth mentioning that the polygon network itself is not as “secure” as it should be. For example, in August, Polygon Network was hacked and attackers allegedly stole crypto assets worth $600 million (about Rs 60 crore).


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