Polygon launches zkEVM public testnet for Ethereum Layer 2 scaling network Hermez

    Polygon said on Oct. 10 that its zero knowledge-EVM public testnet for Hermez, which Polygon acquired last year for $250 million, went live. The company continues targeting the mainnet going live sometime in early 2023, calling it “the next step for Ethereum.” DeFi protocols Aave and Uniswap will also be launching on its testnet. At…

    Robinhood launches Web3 wallet beta, tapping Polygon as the first blockchain

    Robinhood announced the launch of its beta Web3 wallet, allowing 10,000 customers from the waitlist to participate in the wallet’s testing. The trading app said it tapped Polygon blockchain for its “scalability, speed, low network fees, and robust developer ecosystem.” Trading app Robinhood, which is solely available on iOS devices, will reportedly let users trade…

    Starbucks to use Polygon for its NFT-based loyalty platform

    Using Ethereum scaling network Polygon, coffee chain Starbucks will launch The Starbucks Odyssey program that will give away NFT stamps to customers and employees and sell limited edition NFTs. The coffee giant plans to give out and sell digital stamps that can unlock perks like exclusive merch, private events, and trips. On Sept. 12, Starbucks…

    Bloomberg: Polygon to expand its staff despite the market downturn

    Ethereum scaling solution Polygon plans to continue hiring despite the bear market and choppy macro conditions, as its HR exec told Bloomberg this week. She said the company aims to add 200 people to its team by the end of the year. Meanwhile, Polygon raised $450 million this year through a token sale. According to…

    Polygon rolls out zkEVM, a new scaling solution to cut Ethereum fees

    Web3 infrastructure provider Polygon announced the launch of Polygon zkEVM (zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine), which is set to become the first Ethereum-compatible scaling solution that uses the so-called “zero-knowledge proofs.” Thus, Polygon zkEVM aims to outpace Visa’s transaction throughput. Polygon first teased zkEVM at EthCC Paris in July 2021 and says it is designed to…

    Terra-based projects migrating to Polygon

    Around 50 projects built on Terra, including the NFT marketplace OnePlanet and metaverse game Derby Stars, have begun migrating to Polygon, while more are on the way. Recent Terra’s collapse wiped out billions of dollars in value. It also left dozens of projects homeless. “We will be putting capital and resources against these migrations to…