Sandbox LAND on Polygon, ETH gain a tax loss and more…

Popular Ethereum-based Metaverse gaming platform The Sandbox has unveiled a bridge that enables users to transfer their virtual NFT LAND and native SAND tokens over to Layer-2 network Polygon (MATIC). While The Sandbox will live on Ethereum for the most part, the platform has emphasized that conducting SAND and LAND transactions on Polygon will result in lower gas fees, faster transaction speeds and greener interactions on the blockchain. The firm stated via Twitter on June 29 that it is now ready to start deploying LAND on Polygon, and users will…

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Polygon Price Rises by 60% In Four Days After Massive Matic Accumulation

After weeks of bearish run, Polygon (MATIC) witnessed one of the sharpest rebounds in the cryptocurrency market this week. MATIC’S price notably rose to $0.50 on June 23, four days after the coin hit its lowest level since April 2021. This rapid gain of about 60% is a performance that beat the resurgence of even Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) in the same timeframe. Although MATIC is still far from its all-time high recorded value of $2.92 in December 2021, it is a massive improvement in a period where the…

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Polygon price jumps 60% in four days amid ‘pretty big’ MATIC accumulation

Polygon (MATIC) took a break from its prevailing bearish course, posting one of sharpest rebound in the crypto market this week. Notably, MATIC’s price has risen to $0.50 this June 23, four days after hitting $0.317, its lowest level since April 2021. This amounts to roughly a 60% gain, surpassing the performances of even Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) in the same timeframe.  MATIC/USD daily price chart. Source: TradingView Nevertheless, MATIC is still down significantly from its December 2021 high of $2.92, coinciding with the overall crypto bear market and…

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Polygon taps Airbnb’s director of HR to spearhead its decentralized workforce

Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution Polygon (MATIC) has announced the hiring of Bhumika Srivastava in a bid to consolidate its strategy and cultural ambitions for the company’s 500-employee global workforce. Serving as the head of human resources and director for employee experience at Airbnb for the past five years, Srivastava arrives with an illustrious portfolio and plethora of experience from her work in Web2, having occupied senior roles at Adobe, Yahoo, Tesco PLC, and Snapdeal. Srivastava’s appointment marks a consistent trend in Polygon’s hiring strategy of prominent figures within the Web2 space, such as…

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Tether Joins the Polygon Network with Introduction of its Stablecoin

Tether has further stretched the company’s reach and influence with the introduction of a dollar-pegged stablecoin (USDT) on the Polygon Network, a deal that extended the stablecoin to over 11 blockchain networks. Through its relationship with Tether, the Polygon ecosystem is expected to have a stable currency for investors, which will help generate yield in and out of the network. This will all be achieved through the integration of Tether’s stablecoin USDT, which is tied to 1:1 to the U.S. dollar and has a market capitalization of about $73 billion.…

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Tether launches stablecoin pegged to pesos on Ethereum, Tron and Polygon

Amid market issues surrounding stablecoins, Tether (USDT) launched a new digital asset that will be pegged to the Mexican peso on Ethereum (ETH), Tron (TRX) and Polygon (MATIC) networks.  In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph on Thursday, Tether mentioned that the token will have the MXNT ticker and will join Tether’s roster of fiat-pegged stablecoins that includes dollar-pegged USDT, euro-pegged EURT and Chinese yuan-pegged CNHT. Citing data that reports blockchain and crypto demand among Mexican companies, the stablecoin issuer believes that there’s a unique opportunity to provide a cheaper option…

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Polygon partners with Orbs and DeFi.org to launch an accelerator program

In a new development for the decentralized finance space, Ethereum scaling platform Polygon has partnered with layer-3 project Orbs to launch a program that supports DeFi builders through the DeFi accelerator platform DeFi.org.  In an announcement, Polygon and DeFi.org noted that the program will provide funding opportunities, mentorship and market exposure to chosen projects. Building on Polygon is mandatory for participants in the DeFi.org accelerator round. On the other hand, those using Orbs’ infrastructure will be given special consideration. As Polygon focuses on scaling Ethereum, Orbs claims to be capable of…

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Aave launches open-source platform for social networking DApps on Polygon

Aave (AAVE) has announced a new project called the Lens Protocol that focuses on helping developers build social networking decentralized applications (DApps) on the Polygon blockchain.  Apart from social media DApps, the liquidity market protocol creators aim to use nonfungible token (NFT) technology along with Lens’ open-source blockchain tech to allow developers to create marketplaces, recommendation algorithms and other applications. According to Aave, this will allow users to completely own their own data and give creators new monetization opportunities. Lens Protocol allows users to have a single Lens profile that…

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Polygon and others extend helping hand to Terra blockchain projects

Numerous developers have been left in uncertainty in the aftermath of the Terra (LUNA) collapse. These Terra-based projects, which are already under a lot of pressure, may be able to save their communities and projects by migrating to other networks. In a move that is expected to benefit both the Polygon (MATIC) community and Terra projects, Polygon Studios’ CEO Ryan Wyatt tweeted on Monday that Polygon is working with a number of Terra projects to assist them migrating to the Polygon Network. The Polygon community, according to Wyatt, “is ready…

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Polygon reaches level that last time triggered a 275% MATIC price rally — will history repeat?

Polygon (MATIC) price reversed course to the upside on May 10 after testing $0.794 as its interim support, thus rising by up to 25% to $0.99. The rebound occurred a day after the token slumped over 17% to reach $0.787, its lowest level since July 2021, amid a global market crash led by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s hawkish policies. MATIC price rebounded after undergoing five days of relentless declines, attracting buyers around the same support level that had preceded a 275% bull run last year. MATIC/USD weekly price chart. Source: TradingView A…

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