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What is DePIN? Top 10 DePIN Crypto Projects in 2024

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DePIN, which stands for decentralized physical infrastructure, is one of the fastest-growing crypto narratives. It has reached notoriety due to its seamless integration of various technologies under one umbrella.
This particular sector refers to protocols that use blockchain technology to support a global network of physical infrastructure maintained by participants providing the necessary computing resources.
However, it is still a nascent category of projects, with many moving components, elements, and challenges to analyze before reviewing some of the top protocols in this list.

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What is DePIN?
Explained simply, DePIN projects are categorized into two types:
Physical Resource Networks (PRN): These include hardware systems essential for connectivity,

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The 8 Best Crypto Portfolio Trackers in 2024

June 6, 2024

The volatile nature of the cryptocurrency market has prompted many smart investors to adopt the age-long investment strategy of diversifying their crypto holdings to reduce risk. This diversification, however, poses a new problem as users find it difficult to keep track of their crypto assets, especially as they grow in value.
Crypto portfolio trackers have become essential tools for everyone looking to prevent the possible consequences of losing track of their investments. With the right crypto tracker, users can monitor the value of their assets in real-time, calculate profits and losses, and find out the latest market trends.
This article provides a detailed overview of some of the best portfolio trackers for crypto assets and their features. We will also consider the

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Here’s Why April Is a Crucial Month for XRP’s Price: Analyst

April 11, 2024

The cryptocurrency market kicked off the week with most of the top cryptocurrencies trading on the green, and XRP is among them, exchanging hands at $0.61 at press time.
After analyzing the asset’s monthly chart, Dark Defender – a well-known crypto analyst who commonly breaks down the price action of altcoins – concluded that XRP is poised for a significant price increase. He anticipates that it will break out of its current price range and make substantial gains in April, possibly surging past the $1 target.
April is a Key Month for XRP
Despite XRP showing clear signs of consolidation, the analyst dismissed the idea that XRP is confined to a narrow price range—around $0.60. He states that April is a key month in which a breakout is imminent for the asset.
I think starting

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Dogecoin Price Prediction: Is a Parabolic DOGE Bull Run in the Making?

April 1, 2024

Dogecoin (DOGE), the first meme coin in the crypto industry, made a huge comeback last week when it crossed the $0.22 mark —a price not seen since November 2021.
Data from CoinGecko shows that DOGE’s price has increased 22.3% weekly, and its trading volume has increased more than 50% to 3.17 billion. DOGE is currently trading at $0.20.
Its market capitalization remains past $30 billion, well above Cardano (ADA), making it the 8th largest cryptocurrency.
Is DOGE Set For Another 2020 – 2021 Rally?
Popular analyst Alí Martinez (Ali_Charts on X) stated that DOGE has been outshined by most of the new participants in the meme coin market, but it remains the “most important altcoin” in this sector.
“From a technical perspective, DOGE seems to mirror the 2018-2021 pattern. If so,

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Solana Meme Coin Mania Far From Over as This New Contender Explodes 10x in 3 Days

March 31, 2024

The hype for Solana meme coins is not cooling down soon after dogwifhat (WIF) hit a milestone on Friday. Meanwhile, another animal-themed token is exploding in price.
A new contender in the meme coin sector is catching traders’ attention —”cats in a dogs world” (MEW). Per data from CoinGecko, MEW rallied over 120% on Friday, reaching $513 million in market capitalization in just 48 hours of trading. The weekend saw even more gains, as MEW went as high as $0.008, and its market cap soared past $700 million.
Support From Hayes
Moreover, the token might have gained an uptick in popularity after it was endorsed on X by Arthur Hayes, founder of BitMex.

I went into the kitty litter tray and found $MEW
Meow bitches. 😘😘😘😘😘 pic.twitter.com/rg6HYPPQQd
— Arthur Hayes (@CryptoHayes)

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Big News for XRP Ledger: is an XRP Bull Run Coming?

March 23, 2024

The decentralized finance ecosystem in XRP, managed by its decentralized network XRP Ledger (XRPL), has progressed after adopting the automated market maker(AMM) functionality.
Per a post on X (formerly Twitter) by XRPScan, the first AMM liquidity pools were created just a few minutes after the AMM features went live. Some pools now hold hundreds of millions of tokens, supporting pairs such as XRP/USD and XRP/BTC.

AMM is now live on XRPL mainnet! First few pools are rolling in 😀 – https://t.co/RR0LsMcvEG pic.twitter.com/epnT2QESzS
— XRPScan (@xrpscan) March 22, 2024

Automated Market Makers (AMMs) rely on mathematical algorithms to quote cryptocurrency prices and facilitate trades for users through liquidity pols. This approach enables anyone to participate as a liquidity

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Cardano Blockchain Hits ATH in This Important Metric, Can The Price of ADA Keep Up?

March 14, 2024

The Cardano (ADA) blockchain has experienced a significant uptick in user engagement over the past month.
According to data from Danogo, a decentralized exchange (DEX) on Cardano, the number of active wallets on the network surged to 600K, a 40% increase that doubles the lowest amount in the past 30 days.
The surge in active wallets in the Cardano blockchain coincides with a boost in its decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem, which stands at roughly $500M, according to data from DefiLlama.
Likewise, the total value locked (TVL) across DeFi protocols on the network has seen steady growth, with DEXs and lending platforms taking the lead with double-digit gains in the last thirty days.
Can ADA Follow?
Cardano’s founder, Charles Hoskinson, plans to integrate Cardano with

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Bitcoin Whales Taking Profits? BTC Price Tumbles Toward $70K

March 14, 2024

Bitcoin (BTC) whales have been busy this week taking profits, or at least it appears so. According to on-chain tracker Lookonchain, one wealthy trader made a profit of $217 million on BTC after selling a large amount of BTC on Binance.
The whale in question had accumulated and held BTC for several months, specifically since August 2023. As BTC’s price exploded above $40K in January, he sold 4,300 BTC on Binance at an average price of $43K —netting approximately $183M in profits.
That same whale sold 100 BTC on Wednesday, leaving 4.3K BTC ($313M) at his disposal. Users on Crypto Twitter could only speculate about the whale’s next move.
With Bitcoin reaching new heights this week and topping $73K, it wouldn’t be surprising if the whale sells another portion of his BTC

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This Privacy Coin Explodes 30% in a Week: Details

February 25, 2024

Zcash (ZEC) exploded roughly 30% weekly after Grayscale filed a request for a privacy-centered ETF that tracks companies from that sector, including privacy coins, AI, data security, and more.
Grayscale approached the SEC this week with a proposal for a unique exchange-traded fund (ETF) focused on privacy and cybersecurity, the Grayscale Privacy ETF (PRVC), as revealed in the Form N-1A filing. 
Privacy-Related ETF?
The filing specifies that companies must derive more than 50% of their revenues from the outlined sub-themes to be considered for inclusion in the Index. These and other conditions apply, such as meeting the liquidity criteria and having a market capitalization of no less than $250 million, among others.
Regarding the ETF’s investment strategy, the filing

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Shiba Inu (SHIB) Team With Important Warning to its Community

February 17, 2024

A renowned member of the Shiba Inu team and SHIB influencer, Lucie, recently issued a warning to the SHIB community ahead of the upcoming debut of the SHEboshis NFTs, a new collection within the Shiba Inu ecosystem.
SHEboshis NFTs will be tradable on Uniswap and ShibaSwap, with plans to bridge to Shibarium in the future. The SHIB team aims to initiate the next phase of Shib NFTs by releasing the first claimable set to SHIboshi holders for free.
However, SHEboshis – based on the ERC-404 token standard – have not yet been released. Through their X account, Lucie warned the community to beware of potential scams related to this collection, emphasizing that the NFTs will be airdropped for Shiboshi holders only.

Soooo WE DID IT!
We are trending #Sheboshis ♥️ @sheboshis

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Here’s What Caused The Solana Outage: Post-Morten Report

February 11, 2024

On Tuesday, the Solana network experienced five hours of unusability. Validators, crucial components of Solana’s infrastructure responsible for processing and validating blockchain transactions, restarted the network before 10 am Eastern Time.
Solana Labs attributed the recent five-hour blockchain downtime on February 6 to a bug that made transactions enter an infinite loop. 
The Post-Mortem
According to a post-mortem report released by Anza co-founder Jeff Washington, a bug in the Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation cache led to repeated recompilations of older programs, monopolizing network resources and causing the blockchain to halt operations. 
In other words, the bug caused an infinite recompile loop in Solana’s transaction process. It affected version 1.17 of Solana’s

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Huge Ripple (XRP) Price Prediction By Popular Analyst, But There’s a Catch

February 10, 2024

Crypto analyst Dark Defender has recently conducted an in-depth XRP price analysis and believes the asset could hit an ATH of $18. 
The trader used several indicators and chart patterns to gauge XRP’s next price target, concluding with three potential ones.
One of those patterns is the ABC Correction, which, in trading, can help traders signal temporary reversals or pullbacks in an asset’s price within a broader trend. 

Hi all. We recently checked the #XRP daily frame & discussed the 5 Wave correction in the daily frame has ended.
The weekly time frame & #RSI are slightly underperforming compared to daily and have a Weekly Resistance to break.
The regular ABC corrective wave has also been… pic.twitter.com/IOUwTgiQrF
— Dark Defender (@DefendDark) February 8, 2024

XRP to

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How to Bridge Crypto to Solana? Step by Step Guide to the Top Solana Bridges

January 25, 2024

There are many reasons why Solana is one of the most popular blockchain ecosystems in the industry.
With thousands of dApps, a high-performance architecture, and innovative mechanisms such as proof of history, it’s no wonder why millions of users use the blockchain for all kinds of DeFi activities.
It’s not just about Solana’s native users — as the network grows, more users from other blockchains migrate their coins to Solana. Luckily for them, many cross-chain bridges exist to transfer their crypto from different blockchains to Solana.
The question, then, is, what bridge should you use? And most importantly, what is the correct way of doing it? This guide will serve as a blueprint for you as we answer these and other crucial questions.
However, let’s first understand what

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7 Best Solana (SOL) Wallets: Full Comparison (Updated 2024)

December 28, 2023

Solana is one of the largest blockchain ecosystems, boasting thousands of decentralized applications. With a vast sea of web3 projects and apps on Solana waiting to be explored, it’s crucial that we pick the right wallet that suits our needs.
Whether you’re a seasoned user or a newcomer to Solana’s blockchain ecosystem, finding the best Solana wallet (tailored to your needs) is crucial. This guide explores some of the most popular options, as well as their pros, cons, distinctive benefits, and what you should be aware of before creating your new address.
Before we dive deeper, however, if you want to find out more about the network and its ecosystem, take a look at our comprehensive Solana blockchain guide. 
Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the best Web3

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Cardano Achieves a Massive Milestone as ADA’s Price Maintains Bullish Momentum

December 10, 2023

Cardano’s ADA has seen a remarkable surge in the last few months, more specifically, over 120% in appreciation since October 20. As the coin rises to new all-time highs by what’s left of December, Cardano’s DeFi ecosystem is flourishing as well.
Cardano’s total value locked (TVL) surpassed $370 million this Friday, reflecting a 520% growth since the beginning of the year. This growth is mainly driven by a notable increase in decentralized exchange (DEX) activities, more network developments, and overall growing investor confidence in Cardano’s DeFi scene.
This is the first time in 21 months that Cardano’s TVL exceeds $300 million, placing it in the top 10 TVL records.
Cardano’s DEX Volume on the Rise
Cardano has seen a significant uptick in decentralized exchange (DEX)

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Ethereum Price in Danger? Dormant Whale Sparks Sell-Off Concerns After Moving $90M Worth of ETH to Kraken

December 6, 2023

Massive ETH Whale Movement: A dormant ETH whale moved $90 million worth of ETH to Kraken, signaling potential selling pressure on the market.
Market Impact: The transfer could affect ETH’s market by at least 2%, with implications for Kraken’s trading depth and broader market dynamics.
Crypto Market Trends: The event aligns with increased whale activity and a bullish trend in altcoins, indicating a possible shift in market behavior.

Massive Crypto Whale Wakes Up, Chooses Violence
The crypto community was alerted this week of a massive ETH whale that has moved nearly $90 million worth of ETH to Kraken, Lookonchain first reported.
What set the alarms off is that the whale remained dormant for at least five years and is most likely looking to sell, which could put

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Bullish for Cardano (ADA)? Latest Development Report Shows Promising Network Data

December 3, 2023

The latest development report from IOG (Input Output Global) for Cardano reveals a thriving blockchain ecosystem and significant advancements in technology and community engagement.
The report outlines key achievements across various facets of Cardano’s development, with the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team playing a pivotal role in improving Cardano’s network and keeping up to date with its latest maintenance.
These improvements include updating the Cardano node to enhance peer-to-peer (P2P) connectivity and working on a patch to boost network efficiency, which is expected to be rolled out in the next Cardano node update.
Cardano Network Statistics:
The report provided some insightful statistics on Cardano’s recent network activity:
150 projects launched, with

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Is the Altcoin Season Coming Soon? This Rare Bullish Pattern Hints At It (Analyst)

November 29, 2023

Bitcoin consolidates at $37k, with a downturn in altcoins except for LUNA-related tokens. Crypto analyst MoustacheTA spots a Golden Cross on the monthly Altcoin market chart, signaling a potential uptrend.
The Golden Cross, a bullish pattern where the short-term moving average surpasses the long-term average, historically aligns with altcoin rallies, as seen in 2016 and 2020.
The onset of altcoin season often follows a decrease in Bitcoin dominance. With most altcoins linked to Ethereum, the rising interest and price movements in Ethereum are closely watched for their impact on altcoin prices.

Golden Cross Spotted on the Altcoin Market Chart
Bitcoin’s fate is uncertain as the crypto asset struggles at $37k. As CryptoPotato reported, Bitcoin has entered a

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Bullish Bitcoin (BTC) Price Predictions in Case SEC Approves an ETF: What You Need to Know

November 25, 2023

The Bitcoin spot ETF narrative has numerous analysts and famous figures in the crypto space debating how much BTC will be worth if the ETF gets approved.
The recent developments in the cryptocurrency market — the aftermath of the DOJ settling with Binance in $4.3 billion deal and the removal of CEO Changpeng Zhao — have sparked a re-evaluation of the bullish narrative surrounding the potential approval of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).
The Binance drama initially led to a dip in several cryptocurrency prices, with Bitcoin showing the most resilience and quickly rebounding to a new high for 2023.
Binance Coin (BNB) dropped 20%, while Bitcoin initially dropped by $2,000. However, the BTC price broke above $38,000, marking its highest level in over a year and a half.

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Here’s How High BTC Can Go Pre-Halving: Analyst With Bullish Bitcoin Price Prediction

November 22, 2023

Titan of Crypto, a notable social media trader, reaffirms his earlier prediction that Bitcoin (BTC) will reach a significant price milestone before the next halving, with the pre-halving rally nearing its projected range.
Despite Bitcoin currently struggling to maintain a consistent price level, the trader remains optimistic, drawing on historical patterns of post-halving price surges.

Bitcoin to Reach $50k Pre-Halving
Popular social media trader Titan of Crypto has reiterated his prediction that Bitcoin (BTC) will reach a pre-halving price target of $50,000. This forecast aligns with his prediction made a year ago, where he anticipated a price range between $39,000 and $50,000 for BTC before the halving.

#Bitcoin Pre Halving Rally Update. 🚀
The pre halving rally I

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Fidelity Joins the Race: Files for Ethereum ETF Approval Amid Growing Competition

November 18, 2023

BlackRock’s competition has heightened as Fidelity – a renowned financial giant with $4.5 trillion in assets under management – has filed for a spot Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF).
Fidelity Goes for Ethereum ETF
In a filing submitted to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 17, Fidelity outlined its plans to list and trade shares of the Fidelity Ethereum Fund on the Cboe BZX Exchange. According to the Registration Statement, each Share will represent a fractional undivided beneficial interest in the Trust’s net assets, which will consist of ETH held by the Custodian on behalf of the Trust.
There are now seven entrants in the list of filers for a spot Ethereum ETF, which include BlackRock, Hashdex, Grayscale, and VanEck.


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What is Azuki? All You Need to Know About the NFT Collection

April 25, 2022

The Non-Fungible Token (NFT) ecosystem is moving fast. Hundreds of projects are created every day — some of them enjoy rapid success in the market due to their quality, uniqueness, communities, originality, art, and vision, while others flop quickly.
Talking about rapid success, Azukis — hand-drawn digital samurais and smoking skateboarders — have quickly turned into the next NFT blue chip.
In this guide, we take a closer look into the collection and everything there is to know about it.
What are Azuki NFTs? 
Azuki is a digital brand mostly associated with its collection of 10,000 avatars released by a Los Angeles-based group of artists on January 12, 2022.
These avatars have unique characteristics based on anime-themed drawing, which has caught the attention of NFT

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US Lawmakers Pass E-Cash Bill That Replicates Physical Money, Leaving Aside the FED

March 29, 2022

A group of US lawmakers introduced this Monday the “E-CASH” Act, a bill directed to the US Treasury Department to encourage the entity to develop a digital version of the dollar.
E-Cash Is not CBDC, but a Complement to it
Democratic Representative Stephen Lynch is the principal sponsor of the ECASH Act, a legislative proposal passed to the House of Representatives.
As per the bill, the US Treasury Department was selected as the “most appropriate” government entity to develop the pilot program for the e-cash instead of the Federal Reserve — the US Central Bank — so it technically wouldn’t be a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

E-Cash is intended to complement and be developed in parallel to other forms of digital public finance, including CBDCs, FedAccounts, Postal

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Ethereum VS Solana: Which Blockchain is Better for Minting NFTs?

March 27, 2022

If you’re struggling to decide between choosing Solana or Ethereum to mint your Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), you have come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll explore each blockchains’ strengths, capacities, weak points, and overall differences so you can make a better decision that suits your goals in the NFT market.
Ethereum: Ecosystem, Marketplace, and Security
There’s no doubt that Ethereum is the largest ecosystem of the DeFi (decentralized finance) sector, with thousands of projects of all kinds building on it — so it’s no surprise that the vast majority of NFTs are running on it, as ERC-721 tokens.
To be accurate, roughly 95% of all the NFT ecosystem uses Ethereum, so it’s no coincidence that when investors look for an NFT marketplace, the first one they usually

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Nearly 50% of Germans Are Ready to Invest in Crypto: Report

March 27, 2022

Almost half of the German population is motivated to invest in cryptocurrency, as revealed by digital asset exchange KuCoin’s ‘Into the Cryptoverse 2022’ report.
Crypto Adoption in Germany Grows
According to the report, 44% of Germans are somewhat motivated to “invest in cryptocurrencies to be a part of the future of finance.” 35% of them would do it for the opportunities of earning passive income and 30% consider crypto to be a reliable store of value. Some also hope to achieve financial independence.
On another note, some 16% of the country’s population that’s aged between 18 and 60 years have already invested in crypto or have been trading in the past six months.
From those who’ve expressed interest in cryptocurrencies, 77% are researching in hopes of finding potential

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South Korea, Britain, Bulgaria to Join Forces to Combat Crypto Tax Dodgers (Report)

March 27, 2022

South Korea’s National Tax Agency’s chairman Kim Dae-Ji held a meeting this week with tax executives from Bulgaria and Britain to discuss the “rise of tax-dodging schemes”  through the use of digital assets.
 As per a report from a local news outlet, the National Tax Agency plans to further cooperate with Bulgaria and Britain to track down individuals who use “new financial products” such as cryptocurrencies to dodge taxes, primarily through offshore schemes.
Dae-Ji held the meeting last week with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ Commission Chief Executive, Jim Harra, and two days later with Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency Director, General Rumen Spetsov.
The discussions centered on the idea of sharing accurate and precise income information from individuals suspected

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Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow (S2F) Model: What You Need to Know

March 23, 2022

The Stock-to-Flow (S2F) model has become a popular one within the cryptocurrency industry and is commonly used to speculate on Bitcoin’s possible future price. In this guide, we’ll explain in detail what S2F is, who created it, how it applies to different types of assets, and its pros and cons.
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What is the Stock-to-Flow Model (S2F)?
The S2F is a model that predicts an asset’s possible future price by quantifying its scarcity.
This was originally applied to precious metals such as gold and silver, but its principles were applied to Bitcoin’s intricacies by the popular trader who goes by the Twitter handle PlanB, who has since been credited as the creator of Bitcoin’s stock-to-flow model.
PlanB is supposedly a former Dutch Institutional trader with over 20

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How to Mint Your First NFT on Solana’s Solsea? A Step-by-Step Guide

March 12, 2022

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) became particularly popular in 2021, and the trend continues, albeit a bit slower, in 2022. Users flock to create, sell, and collect various NFTs for many reasons. Some of them like the art, others are trying to speculate on their value, third are used as a part of a blockchain-based game, and so forth.
Whatever the reason might be – it appears that NFTs are here to stay. Naturally, Ethereum emerged as the dominant network for their creation, and the ERC-721 token standard continues to lead the market. However, this also led to network congestion, tremendous fees, and slow transaction processing times, and other blockchains appeared a reasonable alternative as users are looking for cheaper and quicker solutions.
One of these is Solana. In fact,

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What is Polygon (MATIC)? Guide For Dummies

March 6, 2022

Polygon, formerly known as MATIC network, is a layer-2 scaling solution created in 2019 to address several limitations in the Ethereum blockchain, such as transaction speed, throughput, and gas fees.
It was originally designed as a scaling solution, but it rapidly evolved into a multi-purpose ecosystem that’s been receiving a lot of attention. MATIC, its native token, debuted on the Binance Launchpad in 2019 amid the Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO) boom.
But first thing’s first, let’s see what  layer-2 solutions are if we want to have a better knowledge of Polygon.
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What Are Layer-2 Solutions and Why Do We Need Them?
A layer-2 solution is a blockchain that runs parallel to a mainnet — in Polygon’s case, Ethereum — but processes transactions outside of

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