Polygon Releases SDK Eyeing “Multi-Chain Future”

Key Takeaways

  • The Polygon team has launched its long-awaited software development kit (SDK).
  • The Polygon SDK will enable developers to deploy their own EVM-compatible blockchains on the network.
  • The launch pushes forward Polygon’s vision of creating a multi-chain ecosystem for Ethereum.

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Polygon, a scaling and infrastructure development on Ethereum, has launched the first version of its highly-anticipated Polygon software development kit (SDK).

Polygon SDK Goes Live

Polygon has released its software development kit (SDK).

The SDK is a set of pluggable modules for developers to quickly deploy Ethereum-compatible chains.

Previously known as Matic, Polygon runs a scalable network that is fully compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). It acts as an Ethereum “commit chain,” processing transactions at a higher speed and lower cost than Ethereum mainnet. 

Speaking of the SDK update, Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal said:

“The release of Polygon SDK is an important addition to one of the most exciting periods in Ethereum’s history.” 

The first version of the SDK allows developers to deploy stand-alone sidechains with independent validators and security. The standalone chains will be plugged into the Matic Proof-of-Stake chain and have interoperability with Ethereum through the Matic Bridge

In future updates, the SDK will support Layer 2 chains that will be dependent on Ethereum for security. Layer 2 chains will be able to leverage scaling technologies like Optimistic Rollups, zk-Rollups, and Plasma.

SDK users will have the choice between a stand-alone or secured chain. According to Polygon, the stand-alone option may be preferable for projects with large communities that can run secure validator networks. On the other hand, smaller projects may want to remain closely tied to Ethereum’s security model.

The SDK launch will further add value to one of crypto’s fastest-growing ecosystems. Polygon has about 1 million…

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