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$MATIC: Starbucks Unveils Its Polygon-Powered NFT-Based ‘Starbucks Odyssey’ Experience

On Monday (September 12), Starbucks, the largest coffeehouse chain in the world, introduced “Starbucks Odyssey”, which will give Starbucks Rewards members and Starbucks employees in the U.S. the chance to earn and buy NFTs that will “unlock access to new benefits and immersive coffee experiences.” According to Starbucks’ press release, it is “one of the first companies […]

$MATIC up 170% in Past 3 Months, Polygon Has ‘Passed 2 Billion Lifetime Transactions’

A continous stream of good news for Polygon over the past three months has helped its gas and governance token $MATIC token to gain over 170% (vs USD). What Is Polygon ($MATIC)? Polygon is “a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on security.” […]

$MATIC: InvestAnswers Host Explains Why He Ranks Polygon So Highly

James Mullarney, the host of the very popular YouTube channel “InvestAnswers”, says that $MATIC, the native token of Polygon, is one of his top altcoin picks for investors to keep an eye on.  Polygon is “a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on […]

$MATIC: Why Ethereum’s Merge Upgrade Does Not Invalidate Polygon’s Value Proposition

On Tuesday (August 23), the Polygon ($MATIC) team talked about how their project will be affected by Ethereum’s upcoming “Merge” upgrade, which marks the Ethereum network’s transition from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS). Here is how Ethereum Foundation explains the Merge, which is expected to take place on September 15: “The Merge represents the joining of the […]

$MATIC: 37,000+ dApps Run on Polygon, Which Is 4X the Number at Start of 2022

The Polygon team announced on Wednesday (August 10) that according to data from Web3 development platform Alchemy, there are currently over 37,000 decentralized applications (dApps) powered by Polygon. Polygon is “a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on security.” The Polygon Lightpaper describes Polygon as […]

$MATIC: Coca-Cola Drops ‘A Special Digital Collectible’ on Polygon

On Sunday (July 7), which is when “International Friendship Day” is celebrated in the U.S., Coca-Cola announced that it is “thanking fans who’ve been a part of the brand’s journey into the metaverse over the last year with a special digital collectible drop.” Polygon is “a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable […]

Polygon: Coin Bureau Says $MATIC Could Hit $1.50 in the Run-Up to Ethereum’s Merge

The pseudonymous host of popular crypto market commentary show Coin Bureau explained recently why he is bullish on $MATIC, the gas token for the Polygon network. What Is Polygon? Polygon is “a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on security.” The Polygon Lightpaper describes Polygon […]

Major Ethereum Whale Accumulates $MATIC, $APE, $FTT, and Others in Massive Buying Spree

A major non-exchange Ethereum ($ETH) whale has accumulated several altcoins in a massive buying spree that saw it add to its positions on the cryptocurrency’s blockchain and saw the value of their account rise by more than $400 million. According to data from whale monitoring service WhaleStats, the Ethereum whale known as bonobo has splurged […]

Crypto Whale Activity Surges for $DOGE, $UNI, and $MATIC as Market Rebounds

On-chain data shows that cryptocurrency whale activity has surged for an umber of altcoins, including the meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin ($DOGE), Uniswap’s governance token $UNI, and Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution Polygon ($MATIC). According to data shared by on-chain analytics firm Santiment, cryptocurrency whale activity surged for these cryptocurrencies amid a wider cryptocurrency market recovery that saw […]

Polygon Co-Founder Says Their zkEVM Achieves ‘Holy Grail of Web3 Infrastructure’

On Wednesday (July 20), Polygon, “the leading Web3 infrastructure used by some of the world’s biggest companies including Meta, Stripe & Reddit,” announced the launch of Polygon zkEVM., which claims to be “the first Ethereum-equivalent scaling solution that works seamlessly with all existing smart contracts, developer tools, and wallets, harnessing advanced cryptography called zero-knowledge proofs.” […]

$MATIC Up 23.5% Thanks to Excitement Over Polygon’s Upcoming zkEVM Announcement

On Monday (July 18), Polygon’s $MATIC token is trading above $0.92, surging over 23%% in the past 24-hour period, (at least, partly) thanks to two pieces of very bullish news. What Is Polygon ($MATIC)? Polygon is “a decentralised Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Price Jumps 11% After Project’s Inclusion in Disney’s Accelerator Program

The price of Polygon ($MATIC) has jumped over 11% to now stand at $0.62 after the Walt Disney Company announced that a total of six companies will join its Disney Accelerator program this year, and included Polygon in it. Disney Accelerator is a business development program designed to “accelerate the growth of innovative companies from […]

Meta Starts Rollout of Ethereum- and Polygon- Based NFT Support on Facebook

Meta, the company behind social media platform Facebook, has started the rollout of NFT support for select users in the U.S. According to a report by Kate Irwin for Decrypt, Facebook is rolling out Ethereum and Polygon-based NFTs for a small number of users. A representative from Meta told Decrypt that the company plans to […]

$SHIB and $MATIC Among Few Coinbase Listings to Have ‘Positive Post-Listing Performance’

The meme-inspired cryptocurrency Shiba Inu ($SHIB) and a few other cryptoassets including Polygon ($MATIC) and Unifi are the few altcoins that have been listed on the Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase in 2021 and 2022 to remain above listing price. According to an analysis conducted by pseudonymous on-chain analyst Onchain Wizard, for 2021 and 2022 the […]

$MATIC: Bentley’s First NFT Collection Coming to Ethereum Scaling Platform Polygon

On Wednesday (June 22), British luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors announced some details about its upcoming NFT collection. According to Bentley’s press release, Bentley is “making its first venture into the NFT marketplace with a one-time NFT drop on the carbon-neutral Polygon network, scheduled for September 2022 and limited to just 208 pieces.” Why 208? […]

$MATIC Surges 26% After Polygon’s Launch of ZK-Powered Self-Sovereign Identity Solution

On Wednesday (June 22), decentralised Ethereum scaling platform Polygon announced that it is “launching the first iteration of Polygon ID – a private and self-sovereign identity solution powered by zero-knowledge cryptography.” Polygon’s blog post started by explaining what problem they were trying to solve: “Too often, we’re forced to trade personal data for access to […]

Circle Introduces Support for Polygon $USDC

FinTech firm Circle Internet Financial, LLC has “announced support for Polygon USDC on Circle’s payments and treasury platform.” According to Circle’s press release, the firm, which is “a global financial technology firm that provides internet-based payments and financial infrastructure to businesses of all sizes, and the issuer of USD Coin (USDC),” has “announced support for […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Co-Founder on His Davos 2022 Trip: Everyone Wants To Work With Us

Last week, Polygon ($MATIC) Co-Founder Mihailo Bjelic talked about the crypto space in general and Polygon in particular during an interview he had in Davos (Switzerland). What is Polygon? On 18 May 2021, Anthony Sassano, took to Twitter to clear up some of the confusion around Polygon (e.g. some people refer to Polygon as a sidechain to Ethereum, […]

In Brazil, You Can Now Use $ADA, $XRP, and $MATIC to Pay for Real Estate Purchases

Gafisa, a leading Brazilian real estate developer, has started accepting cryptocurrency payments for real estate transactions, The company is accepting cryptos through local cryptocurrency exchange Foxbit. According to a press release from the exchange, first spotted by local news outlet Livecoins, Gafisa has been studying accepting the flagship cryptocurrency as a payment method since February […]

Polygon ($MATIC) ‘Going Carbon-Negative in 2022, and Climate Positive Beyond That’

The Polygon ($MATIC) team has pledged to make its blockchain officially carbon neutral by the end of the year.  According to an announcement made by the official Polygon Twitter account, the network is aiming to go carbon neutral by the end of this year and climate positive at some point in the future. The commitment […]

Coin Bureau on Polygon ($MATIC): ‘Layer-2s Might Soon Be Needed More Than Ever’

The host of popular crypto analytics and market commentary show Coin Bureau says that Polygon ($MATIC) is positioned to benefit from Ethereum’s transition to a proof-of-stake network.  Polygon is “a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks”; it aggregates “scalable solutions on Ethereum supporting a multi-chain Ethereum ecosystem.” On 18 May 2021, Anthony […]

Grayscale Investments: ‘Ethereum Is Like New York City’

In a recent report titled “Get Smart on Smart Contract Platforms”, cryptoasset manager Grayscale Investments compared Ethereum to New York City. Grayscale’s report, which was published last month, said that Dragonfly Research had “pioneered a useful framework for understanding blockchains by comparing blockchains to cities, the thesis being that blockchains are similar to cities in […]

Opera Brings Solana ($SOL), Polygon ($MATIC), and Others to ‘Tens of Millions’ of Users

Popular pro-cryptocurrency web browser Opera has revealed its built-in crypto wallet and web 3.0 browser, has announced it’s adding support for several major networks, including Solana ($SOL), Polygon ($MATIC), Axie Infinity’s Ronin, Nervos, Celo, and IXO. According to an announcement the firm published, Opera’s “tens of millions” of active users can start benefitting from access […]

Dolce and Gabbana Launches DGFamily NFT Community Using Polygon-Powered Marketplace

Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana (aka “D&G”) is expanding its non-fungible token (NFT) collection via an ongoing partnership with Polygon-powered NFT marketplace UNXD. According to a report by U.Today, Dolce & Gabbana has announced an expansion of their NFT line following the successful launch of its historic “Collezione Genesis,” collection in September 2021. On 4 October […]

Billionaire Shark Says He Owns ‘A Lot Of’ Ethereum ($ETH) and Polygon ($MATIC)

Billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban said in a recent interview that he has “a lot of” Ethereum ($ETH) and Polygon ($MATIC). Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on the ABC television network). Speaking in […]

“Shark” Kevin O’Leary Explains His Interest in Solana ($SOL) and Polygon ($MATIC)

Celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC TV series “Shark Tank“) recently shared his thoughts on Solana ($SOL), Polygon ($MATIC) and Hedera ($HBAR).  During an interview with Anthony Pompliano on The Best Business Show, O’Leary explained his view that crypto has evolved into “software” rather than an alternative form of money.  He noted that […]

$MATIC: Julian Lennon Is Selling Beatles Memorabilia As Polygon-Powered NFTs

Julian Lennon, the son of the late Beatles legend John Lennon and his first wife Cynthia, has immortalized some memorabilia from the band’s collection in the form of Polygon-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs).  According to a report by Decrypt published on January 25, Julian Lennon is selling several items of Beatles and John Lennon memorabilia as an […]

$MATIC: Mobile-Only Gaming Universe Coming to Ethereum With Polygon’s Help

Earlier today (January 27), Hike, the startup behind Rush Gaming Universe (RGU), announced that it was “excited” to “welcome” Polygon ($MATIC) as an investor and explained why it is moving its (currently) mobile-only platform to Ethereum with the help of Polygon. According to RGU’s blog post, the RGU community is “battling it out in over […]

Top Ethereum Whales Load up on Polygon ($MATIC) and Chainlink ($LINK) as Crypto Market Recovers

A whale monitoring resource has found that the richest wallet addresses on the Ethereum network have been loading up on Polygon ($MATIC) and Chainlink ($LINK) as the cryptocurrency market recovers, with only Ethereum’s ETH and stablecoins leading these coins in terms of holdings. According to data from WhaleStats, first spotted by DailyHodl, the 1,000 largest […]

Crypto Analyst Lark Davis on Why ‘Polygon’s $MATIC Token Is Going to $10’

On Sunday (January 9), highly popular New Zealand based crypto analyst and influencer Lark Davis explained why he is so bullish on Polygon’s $MATIC token. What Is Polygon ($MATIC)? Polygon is “a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks”; it aggregates “scalable solutions on Ethereum supporting a multi-chain Ethereum ecosystem.” On 18 […]

$MATIC: 175-Year-Old News Agency AP Relying on Polygon To Power New NFT Marketplace

Associated Press (AP) says it is going to “launch a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace built by blockchain technology provider Xooa, where collectors can purchase the news agency’s award-winning contemporary and historic photojournalism.” What Is Polygon ($MATIC)? Polygon is “a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks”; it aggregates “scalable solutions on Ethereum […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Co-Founder Says in Reality Polygon Has More Traction Than Solana

Yesterday, Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder and COO at Polygon, pointed out that despite popular misconception, Solana ($SOL) has not achieved more traction than Polygon ($MATIC). We take a closer look at Nailwal’s argument and some recent Polygon news. What Is Polygon ($MATIC)? Polygon is “a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks”; it […]

$ETH and $MATIC: Tesla Owner Explains How He Mines Crypto With His Car

In a recent interview, 2018 Tesla Model 3 owner Siraj Raval talked about various techniques he has used to mine cryptocurrencies using his car. According to a CNBC report published earlier today, here are a few ways that Raval has tried crypto mining with his Tesla: “He’s run free bitcoin mining software on his Apple Mac mini […]

$MATIC: Polygon’s Top 5 Achievements in 2021

Recently, the Polygon team outlined 2021’s biggest achievements, and in this article we take a closer look at five of these. What Is Polygon ($MATIC)? Polygon is “a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks”; it aggregates “scalable solutions on Ethereum supporting a multi-chain Ethereum ecosystem.” On 18 May 2021, Anthony Sassano, […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Explains Why He Is Bullish on $ETH, $EGLD, and $MATIC

Recently, highly popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst and influencer LArk Davis talked about why he feels confident that Ethereum ($ETH), Elrond ($EGLD), and Polygon ($MATIC) are good projects to bet on in 2022. David talked about his top three altcoin picks for 2022 in a YouTube video he released 10 days ago. According to a […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Partners With Reddit Co-Founder to Invest in Web3 Projects

Recently, Polygon announced an interesting partnership with Seven Seven Six (more formally known as “776 Fund Management”) — a venture capital firm founded by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Polygon’s blog post announced that this partnership has “created a $200 million initiative that will back projects at the intersection of social media and Web3, exploring better […]

VanEcks Lists ETNs for Avalanche ($AVAX) and Polygon ($MATIC) on SIX Swiss Exchange

Asset manager VanEck has listed two new crypto exchange-traded notes (ETNs) on the SIX Swiss Exchange, bringing the number of cryptocurrencies for which offers exchange-traded products (ETPs) to seven. In a press release issued on Wednesday (December 16), VanEck reminded us that it had already launched ETNs on Bitcoin ($BTC), Ethereum ($ETH), Polkadot ($DOT), Tron […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Could Conservatively Grow Another 3X in This Cycle, Says Coin Bureau

The host of the highly popular cryptocurrency trading YouTube series “Coin Bureau” says that Polygon ($MATIC) could grow “another 2-3x” in this cycle if it is able to properly implement its scaling solutions.  In a video released four days ago, Guy, who hosts the popular crypto show Coin Bureau, told the channel’s 1.75 million susbscribers […]

Polygon Continues Seeing Growth in Real World Usage, $MATIC Up 10500% So Far in 2021

On Tuesday (November 9), $MATIC, the governance token of Polygon, may not be setting new all-time highs, but it is still up over 10,504% so far in 2021, and more importantly, Polygon continues to impress with the rate at which it is gaining adoption among high-profile projects. What is Polygon? On May 18, Anthony Sassano, who […]

Polygon ($MATIC): Now Up 10337% in 2021, With 92% of HODLers in Profit

On Tuesday (October 26), the price of $MATIC, the governance token of Polygon, reached $1.8562, the highest it has been since June 2. TradingView data indicates that on crypto exchange Coinbase the $MATIC price got as high as $1.8562, which is so far today’s intraday high, at 13:22 UTC. Currently (as of 15:55 UTC on […]

Unique Polygon ($MATIC) Address Numbers Hit 100 Million All-Time High

The number of unique addresses on the Polygon (MATIC) network has recently hit a new all-time high above 100 million as users keep taking advantage of the low transaction fees on its network and using it to access decentralized finance (DeFi) applications. The network’s growth has been steady over time, with an exponential growth period […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Transactions Plunge as its Price Jumps 20%

The Polygon (MATIC) network has increased its transaction fees 30x from a default value of 1 gwei to a minimum value of 30 gwei, according to a post published by Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal suggesting the move was necessary to deter spam transactions on the network. The move sparked criticism among the cryptocurrency’s community, as […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Powered Debut NFT Collection by Dolce & Gabbana Sells for 1,885 ETH

Recently, Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana (aka “D&G”) reported that “Collezione Genesi”, its debut NFT collection (which consists of both digital and physical works of art) had sold for over 1,885 ETH on Polygon-powered NFT marketplace UNXD, making this “the most successful digital fashion drop ever” (according to D&G). As CryptoGlobe reported on […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Blockchain Is Being Used by Switzerland’s Postal Service

The national postal service for Switzerland is planning to launch the “Swiss Crypto Stamp”. According to a press release issued by Swiss Post, which “issues around 50 different new stamps each year”, on November 25 it will “launch a very different type of stamp, representing a milestone in Swiss stamp history – the Swiss Crypto […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Eclipses ‘Ethereum L1 in Daily Active Addresses for the First Time’

Polygon ($MATIC) Co-Founder Mihailo Bjelic says that on Monday (September 27) Polygon’s number of unique daily active addresses surpassed that of layer 1 blockchain Ethereum for the first time. Last month, crypto influencer “Coin Bureau” (“@coinbureau” on Twitter) talked about $MATIC, which is one of the few cryptoassets that he regrets “not buying sooner.” In a video (titled […]

Polygon ($MATIC): Coin Bureau Says Price ‘Could Easily’ Reach $5 by End of 2021

Recently, crypto influencer “Coin Bureau” (“@coinbureau” on Twitter) talked about Polygon ($MATIC), which is one of the few cryptoassets that he regrets “not buying sooner.” Polygon is “a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks.” In a video (titled “TOP Altcoin Picks 2021 Q3”) released on YouTube channel “Coin Bureau“, the show’s pseudonymous host […]

$ADA and $MATIC: Crypto Analyst Explains Why He Is Expecting Huge Gains in June

Earlier today (June 1), popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter), talked about five altcoins that he expects to do very well this month and the reasons for his bullishness. The five crypto projects that Davis discussed in a video released on his YouTube channel were Cardano ($ADA), Polygon ($MATIC), Theta Network ($THETA), […]

Polygon ($MATIC) Data Now Searchable With Help of Google Cloud’s Big Query

The Etheruem layer-two scaling solution Polygon (MATIC) has announced its blockchain datasets have been integrated on Google Cloud, allowing developers, data analysts, and crypto enthusiasts to better understand the Polygon blockchain. With support from Google’s BigQuery, a “serverless, highly scalable, and cost-effective multicloud data warehouse designed for business agility,” Polygon’s datasets are now listed on […]

Billionaire Mark Cuban Invests in Polygon After $MATIC Surges 9,000%

Billionaire investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban has invested in Ethereum layer-two scaling solution Polygon (MATIC) but has not disclosed the size of his position on the cryptocurrency. The investment has been disclosed on one of his websites. As Cointelegraph reports, the addition of Polygon to Mark Cuban’s portfolio seemingly reaffirms the billionaire’s backing of the […]

Polygon (MATIC) Resists Crypto Market Crash After Rising 450% in a Month

The price of Polygon (MATIC) has at press time dropped by around 2.4%, after hitting a new all-time high above $2.5, in a day in which the broader cryptocurrency market is crashing and bitcoin itself has already lost 16% of its value. According to available price data, Polygon is currently trading at $2.07 and has […]

Crypto Analyst Regrets Selling Most of His Polygon ($MATIC) Holdings at $0.45

On Saturday (May 15), Polygon ($MATIC) surged nearly another 20% to set yet another all-time high this week. Data by TradingView indicates that at 13:47 UTC on May 15, the $MATIC price hit $1.8900, which is the new all-time high. Currently (as of 16:42 UTC on May 15), $MATIC is trading around $1.8099, which means […]

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