Polygon Overview

Polygon is a scaling solution for public blockchains. Based on an adapted implementation of the Plasma framework (Plasma MoreVP) — with an account based implementation, Polygon supports all the existing Ethereum tooling along with faster and cheaper transactions.


See also Ethereum Research: Account based Plasma (MoreVP)

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

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