Sandeep Nailwal, the co-founder of the Ethereum-scaling platform, Polygon, believes Web3 gaming will ultimately change into one of many largest drivers of mass crypto adoption.
In a Could 25 Ask Me Something (AMA) on r/India group on Reddit, Nailwal was requested what he sees as some real at-scale “actual life” use circumstances for blockchain apart from buying and selling and funds.
In response, Nailwal acknowledged: “I believe gaming is the most important scale alternative for crypto, including:
“There are some prime video games launching in Web3 within the subsequent 6-18 months and it could be very attention-grabbing to see if a few of them are in a position to crack the crypto code. Final 12 months itself there was $2 billion in funding for Web3 video games.”
“Polygon mixed with its ecosystem gamers like IMX [Immutable X] received the lion’s share when it comes to these funded video games. Fingers crossed for a few of them to go huge!”
Polygon and Immutable X partnered in March to construct a scalable gaming blockchain using Polygon’s EVM-compatible zk-rollup tech. The community is slated to launch within the coming months and is anticipated to make blockchain video games sooner, amongst different issues.
In a query working on an identical theme, Nailwal was additionally requested if “crypto has change into too speculative?”
The Polygon co-founder didn’t refute the assertion, however defined that this hypothesis has been each a “boon and bane of crypto.”
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“Boon cuz [because] it attracts prime expertise in the direction of the trade, bane cuz clearly a lot of customers and functions are speculative in nature,” he mentioned including:
“However one might argue that any potential huge trade invitations loads of hypothesis early on. It was the identical with the Gold rush space and it was additionally the identical for the Dot com growth.”
Different r/India members additionally requested the Polygon co-founder about his ideas on decentralization.
“Crypto continues to be in its nascent stage. I do not consider that any blockchain ecosystem, besides Bitcoin and Ethereum, is absolutely decentralized but,” he mentioned, including that it isn’t essentially necessary that networks are absolutely decentralized from the get-go.
”What we’d like is progressive decentralization of protocols and functions as they obtain bigger and bigger significance,” he mentioned.
One other member additionally questioned Nailwal about Polygon’s low Nakamoto Coefficient ranking, which basically serves as a measure of how decentralized a blockchain community is.
When it comes to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) chains, this measure is outlined by the variety of node operators that collectively “management greater than one-third (33.33%) of all stake on the community.
In keeping with NakaFlow, Polygon has a ranking of simply 4, which means that 4 node operators management round a 3rd of Polygon’s (PoS) chain.
Offering a solution to the query, Nailwal defined that “Polygon is a multi-blockchain ecosystem which has at present two Public blockchains reside, specifically Polygon POS and Polygon zkEVM. Polygon POS chain does have a decrease Nakamoto coefficient however it’s nonetheless larger than many pretty giant blockchains.”
“Finally we anticipate all public (non app-specific) chains to have giant decentralization components and we’re engaged on some actually huge releases within the coming days. The eventual aim is to take Polygon ecosystem to have 1000s of validators,” he added.