The developer demand for scaling solutions that work directly with Ethereum is here and growing, so today we are very excited to launch API support for the Polygon PoS network on Infura. Polygon PoS is a thriving solution that we are thrilled to be supporting as it adds a ton of value to the community of developers building with our tools.
Polygon PoS is a hybrid Plasma Proof-of-Stake sidechain to the Ethereum mainnet which consists of a Tendermint consensus validator layer and a Plasma sidechain for block production. This configuration allows for higher transaction throughput, lower gas fees, and through Polygon's established bridges, easy connection back to the Ethereum mainnet. Check out Polygon's full getting started docs for more information.
The Infura Polygon network API largely utilizes the same JSON RPC specification as Ethereum and Infura will support all the necessary API methods for building a fully functional application on the Polygon network. To get started all you have to do is add the new Polygon Network Add-on to your account. To do this, login to your Infura account, go to your Ethereum workspace/project list and click to upgrade your plan,
From here you will see the new Network Add-ons section, select the Polygon network add-on,
You will be taken to a quick checkout page where you can finalize your account changes and you will be all set up and ready to go!
Our colleagues at Truffle are also adding a great new tool to help developers start building right away on the Polygon network. The new Truffle CLI integration will simplify the process by which a developer can instantiate, compile, and deploy an application vis-a-vis Polygon PoS, using a boilerplate Polygon Truffle project (a “Truffle Box”). In addition to enabling development for Polygon PoS, The Polygon Truffle Box includes detailed instructions for configuring and using a Truffle project to interact with the Polygon PoS chain. Both Infura and Truffle will support the Polygon PoS mainnet and Mumbai testnet. You can access all of the new Truffle Polygon tools here.
We are very excited to be adding Polygon PoS to our development suite and we can't wait to see all of the amazing applications built with these tools. Stay tuned as we continue to add more networks, features, and products that accelerate and simplify development on this exciting new technology.
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