The idea of cryptocurrencies and smart contract platforms have started gaining traction in various industries, but there’s still quite a way to go before it can achieve large-scale adoption. This is due to ongoing issues on user experience and scalability.
The Matic Network has taken on these problems head-on as it works to resolve usability and scalability issues without compromising the leveraging and decentralization of the current ecosystem and developer community.
Decentralized System of PoS Validators
The Matic Network is essentially a Layer 2 scaling solution to attain scale by using sidechains for computing off-chain. It guarantees asset security through the Plasma structure and a decentralized system of Proof-of-Stake (PoS) validators.
One company that has adopted the Matic Network to help with scalability is Decentral Games. They offer blockchain-powered casino games like roulette and slots that users can play in a real-time 3D environment.
The company is a prime example of how the Ethereum system works seamlessly with Matic. It immediately saw how vital the network is in bringing their Ethereum-founded games to the players of Decentraland.
Decentral Games on the Topic
According to the Decentral Games, their games are enhanced when they ported their Ethereum contracts to the Matic network. The move enabled them to benefit from the almost instantaneous transactions, higher larger transactional output. At the same time, the company was able to preserve the fairness, decentralization, and trustless features of blockchain architecture.
The Ethereum ecosystem admittedly has solid sidechain solutions. But presently, the Ethereum root chain can only handle 25 transactions per second. It usually takes 15 to 20 seconds to hit finality and maintain decentralization.
In short, games with user-signed transactions can be quite slow. For instance, slot machine players would have to endure 15 seconds of the reels spinning before the result appears. That’s 15 seconds too long to maintain the player’s interest.
The Matic Network provides one public sidechain. Dapps will set up their smart contracts to this sidechain to provide it with the same type of token interoperability as the Ethereum main net is designed to do.
This second-level scalability allows games to execute smart contracts function fast and in a secure manner. Their system can calculate player actions in less than a second. The implementation of Plasma is also done by account, thus allowing for Ethereum contracts to be ported smoothly to Matic’s VM sidechain. The side chain is proven to support around 7,000 to 10,000 transactions a second and just 1/100th in ETH gas. It means Decentraland games can handle more players.