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New to Polygon?

Polygon is a scaling solution for public blockchains. Polygon PoS supports all the existing Ethereum tooling along with faster and cheaper transactions.

Types of Interaction on Polygon

Deploy Smart Contracts

What is a Blockchain?

Simply put, Blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger for recording transactions, tracking assets and building trust. Head over to Blockchain Basics to read more.

🎥 Your first DApp

What is a Sidechain?

Think of a Sidechain as a clone of a 'parent' blockchain, supporting transfer of assets to and from the main chain. It is simply an alternate to parent chain that creates a new blockchain with its own mechanism of creating blocks (consensus mechanism). Connecting a sidechain to a parent chain involves setting up a method of moving assets between the chains.

📄 Sidechains and Childchains

Validator and delegator roles

On the Polygon Network, you can be a validator or a delegator. See:


If your goal is to become a validator, it is essential that you understand the Polygon architecture.

See Polygon Architecture.


To have a granular understanding of the Polygon architecture, see core components:


To have a granular understanding of the core components, see the codebases:


Node setup

Staking operations