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
- Deploy your Contracts on Polygon
- Configure the Web3 RPC-URL to https://rpc-mumbai.matic.today, Everything else remains the same
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.
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.
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: