MATIC is an Ethereum token used to power the Polygon Network, a scaling solution for Ethereum with aims to provide faster, easier, and less expensive transactions than rival networks. The MATIC token is used to pay for all transaction fees and is needed to participate in proof-of-stake consensus and has been in high demand over the weekend. The cryptocurrency tracking outfit Whale Alert just released information that an unregistered owner just transferred 2, 674,144 MATIC tokens worth almost $6 million to the Binance exchange. When added to the amount of MATIC moved by whales over the weekend, it adds up to a combined 25.4 million tokens changing hands for the Polygon blockchain.
Polygon (MATIC), a layer two network designed for scaling and application infrastructure development on the Ethereum (ETH) network, was one of the most popular digital assets throughout the entire crypto market in December. From a spike in active addresses holding or trading MATIC, to Polygon’s $1 billion investment into zero-knowledge technology, co-launching a $200 million Web 3.0 social media initiative, to being utilized by Opera’s web browser to bring its decentralized apps to a wider audience, the future looks incredibly bright for the MATIC network.
Polygon (MATIC) announced on its official site that following a community vote goEthereum’s flagship project, Uniswap, now has its V3 contracts live on the layer-two scaling solution with benefits including lower gas fees, faster transactions, and increased users among several others. Support for Polygon has also been integrated with the AMM’s (automated market maker) official interface.