New to Matic?

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

Deploy smart contracts

What is a Blockchain?

Simply put, Blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger for recording transactions, tracking assets and building trust. Head over to Blockchain Basics to read more.

🎥 Your first DApp

What is a Sidechain?

Think of Sidechain is a clone of 'parent' blockchain, supporting transfer of assets to and fro the main chain. It is simply an alternate to parent chain that creates a new blockchain with its own mechanism of creating blocks (consensus mechanism). Connecting a sidechain to a parent chain involves setting up a method of moving assets between the chains.

📄 Sidechains and Childchains

What is Plasma?

Plasma is a framework of secondary chains that will communicate and interact as sparingly as possible with the main chain. Child chain are a scaling solution for Ethereum (or any blockchain for that matter). It is a layer 2 solution for Ethereum that provides a framework for building ‘off-chain’ decentralised applications that are secure, scalable and swift.

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