Polygon has partnered with Xternity, a Web3 gaming development platform, to move Synergy Land, a multiplayer Web3 game, to the Polygon network from Solana, according to a January 17th report.
As Polygon focuses on seamless interaction with the Ethereum ecosystem, Xternity’s network migration tool will be used to transfer Synergy Land’s resources onto the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chain, allowing for a smooth game transition onto the new network.
Migrating to an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible blockchain, such as Polygon, is a popular choice among Web3 projects as it aims to expand its user base, enhance functionality, and gain credibility associated with the Ethereum blockchain.
Xternity, a Web3 gaming development platform, aims to empower players and developers to make their own choices when it comes to blockchain ecosystems, according to Sagi Maman, Co-Founder, and CEO at Xternity. To support this goal, Xternity has developed a network migration tool to make it easy for games and projects to move across different chains.
Additionally, users of Synergy Land can able to migrate to the Polygon blockchain by linking their compatible wallets, such as Phantom and MetaMask, burning their assets on Solana, and recreating them on Polygon.
This move allows the project to onboard Web2 users into the Web3 ecosystem without losing the community already hosted on the older blockchain. The migration to an EVM-compatible blockchain aims to provide Synergy Land with a larger user base, increased functionality, and the credibility of the Ethereum Network.
Polygon (MATIC) Hard Fork – Successful
The Ethereum-compatible scaling protocol, Polygon, has successfully executed a hard fork aimed at resolving the persistent issues of gas spikes and chain reorganizations on its network.
The upgrade happened yesterday at 10:45 am and was implemented after two of the network improvement proposals were presented in December and were approved by 87% of the Polygon governance team that voted on them.
The initial plan put forward in this hard fork aimed to adjust the system that determines gas fees in order to maintain low gas prices during periods of high network activity.
Additionally, the second proposal aimed to minimize the time it takes to finalize a data block to reduce the frequency of reorgs. Reorgs happen when a validator node receives information that results in a temporary alternate version of the blockchain being created.
According to a Polygon spokesman:
The hard fork is coded for the Block >= 38,189,056. No centralized, single actor is going to initiate it. Validators of the network have to update their nodes prior to the indicated block and they are already doing so.
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