In the first quarter of 2023, Polygon dominated the blockchain gaming sector, marking a significant achievement. The platform has now collaborated with industry giant Immutable to unveil its native zkEVM mainnet, initially accessible to a select group of game studios and ecosystem partners. Dubbed “the future of gaming,” Immutable zkEVM is an ecosystem that presents an empowering ecosystem for games, boasting extensive scalability, smart contract compatibility, and gas-free interactions for gamers, all fortified by Ethereum-backed security.
Notable features of Immutable zkEVM encompass its advanced gameplay mechanics, speed to market, and seamless interoperability. Currently, the platform is in early access mode, limiting the deployment of custom smart contracts to a chosen few game studios and partners. Immutable teases an imminent surprise, urging participants to possess an Immutable passport for potential revelations.
Robbie Ferguson, co-founder of Immutable, wrote,” An enormous congratulations to the team and 0xPolygonLabs for a huge effort over the last year.” He hints at an imminent full launch, anticipating a surge with over 260 games in development and predicting a substantial impact on the gaming landscape.
Gaming and blockchain technologies experienced a surge in user activity during the initial quarter of 2023, with Polygon emerging as the second-largest blockchain gaming network in daily unique active wallets, according to a report by DappRadar. Despite a slight decline in on-chain gaming activity in March, the industry remains promising, contributing significantly to innovation and progress.
Polygon Surpasses 15 Million Users In 2023
Over the last year, Polygon’s Proof of Stake [PoS] daily active addresses have surged by 80%, leading to Ethereum scaling solutions. The combined network onboarded more than 30 million users in 2023, surpassing other major blockchain networks. Ethereum, with 15.4 million acquired users, took the lead, closely followed by Polygon, which secured 15.2 million acquired users, highlighting their remarkable positions in the blockchain space.
Polygon recently rolled out its groundbreaking scaling strategy, known as “Aggregation,” laying the foundation for the next era in blockchain scaling. This approach combines the strengths of traditional blockchain models, aiming to enhance the user experience, eliminate scaling constraints, and address fragmented liquidity issues.