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.

Types of Interaction on Matic

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 a Sidechain as a clone of a 'parent' blockchain, supporting transfer of assets to and from 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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