Place/Date: Singapore - June 9th, 2021 at 10:47 am UTC · 2 min read
Contact: Arun Philips, Marketing and Developer Relations, Source: Polygon
PolygonScan, the comprehensive blockchain explorer for Polygon PoS Chain, has made the first release of its highly anticipated product. The platform is based on the popular Etherscan explorer and is built by the same team.
Etherscan.io is among the most popular explorers for Ethereum, offering the most complete suite of data to enable everything from ERC-20 and ERC-721 token support to transaction tracking, contract reading and calling, as well as advanced features like Gas Tracker and Developer APIs.
Etherscan is loved by average users and developers alike, showing unprecedented flexibility for a blockchain explorer. Now, the same technology will underpin the Polygon PoS chain, offering its users and developers a rich environment for interacting with the blockchain.
Activity on Polygon saw a steady uptick in the past two months as over 400 dApps and DeFi projects chose to deploy on the high-performance sidechain of Ethereum. Thanks to its higher throughput, Polygon already saw up to 4x more daily transactions than Ethereum at 7 million, while being nowhere close to its performance limit.
Polygon fully supports the EVM and offers virtually the same development environment as Ethereum, enabling developers to effortlessly port their contracts. While most Ethereum tooling supports Polygon out of the box, existing block explorers did not provide the same richness of features as PolygonScan.
Mihailo Bjelic, co-founder of Polygon, said:
“We are glad to have received the support of the Etherscan team, their expertise in building effective and useful blockchain explorers is clearly unparalleled in the entire space. I expect PolygonScan to quickly become the most used block explorer on our growing PoS chain, completing the stack of compatible Ethereum tools.”
Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting Secured Chains like Plasma, Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium etc and Standalone Chains like Polygon POS, designed for flexibility and independence. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 400+ Dapps, ~200M txns and ~1.3M+ unique users.