Polygon X Vidya

  • Announcement
  • Published on: Tuesday, 1st June 2021

    Why Polygon?

    Ethereum fees are “low” today; how long will that last? How many transactions before even “low” fees start to dent your wallet? If a game requires a massive amount of gas-heavy transactions to progress, is that considered pay-to-win? These are all questions that we’ve had to ask ourselves throughout the making of one of the first Web3 FPS titles, AimBots.

    Eventually, these questions lead us to look toward sidechains and finally Polygon. Polygon, previously known as Matic, has grown incredibly quickly due to its breakneck transaction speed and low fees. One of Vidya’s drivers is having actual ownership of your in-game assets in the form of an NFT. All the required data of these assets means that gas fees can get high quickly; Polygon’s low fees allow anyone to acquire and exchange any items they could need without worrying about paying miners. While speed and fees are a prime reason to choose Matic, its very high transaction throughput cannot be understated. With 216216 Transactions Per Second, or TPS, masses of players need never skip a beat while using Vidya products.

    How it works:

    Polygon uses Proof of Stake to secure its network. There are plenty of other Proof of stake alternatives, but there is one prime reason that Polygon stands out: Polygon Checkpoints.

    Checkpoints allow nodes to only store the transactions that have occurred between two “checkpoint” verifications. This method allows even mobile devices to host nodes, which results in a previously unfathomable level of security.

    Looking forward:

    Some sidechains and blockchains die, but Vidya and Team3D are here to stay. Team3D is and always will be on the bleeding edge of blockchain design, and that currently involves the use of Polygon. Ethereum has proven itself as one of the most valuable resources of our time, and using second-layer solutions like Polygon allows for cheap, trustless ways to continue dissolving the walls between standards in the gaming and blockchain development industries.