The Endgame for Polygon: An AMA with Sanket, Head of Growth at Polygon
Exploring the future of Layer 1s in the era of Layer 2 scaling solutions.
What’s the point of L1s in the era of L2s?
This question has been nagging me for weeks. Unsure where to look or whom to ask, I decided to reach out to teams at Polygon, Solana, Avalanche, and others to understand their perspectives.
I’m happy that Sanket, the Head of Growth at Polygon, agreed to do an interview. I encourage you to follow him on Twitter!
Seriously, what’s the point of L1s?
As you know, L2 solutions promise to scale Ethereum with fast transactions and cheaper fees. That's exactly why Layer 1s launched in the first place a few years ago, when high Ethereum gas fees made it too expensive to use dApps on mainnet.
But with the growth of L2s, what is the point of L1s? Will they die out, morph into something different or do they still offer something that Ethereum L2s cannot offer?
In this blog post you’ll get the answer from Polygon’s point of view.
Other questions covered include:
What’s the present & future role of Polygon PoS Chain?
How does Polygon zkEVM compare to zkSync?