Polygon has joined the race to bring Web3 tech to mobile users.
Decentralised Ethereum (ETH) scaling platform Polygon has partnered with phone maker Nothing in order to integrate Polygon tech into a mobile device. The Nothing Phone (1) is slated to allow for easier mobile access to dApps, games, payments, and more on the blockchain.
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In this partnership between Polygon and Nothing, users who have participated in crowdfunding the launch, including those who pre-ordered the Nothing Phone (1), have provided an exclusive membership NFT called the Nothing Black Dot NFT. Holders can enjoy benefits including early access to products and entries to events within the community.
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The Android-based Nothing Phone (1) aims to provide easy access to the myriad of apps and games on Polygon’s platform – which is to be a faster and more cost-effective alternative to developing dApps on the Ethereum blockchain. Anticipated future features include payment options like Polygon ID, a zero-knowledge, proof-based identification solution.
Last February, Polygon raised $450 Million in funding from a number of major investors amidst one of crypto’s biggest slumps.
Polygon is the latest company to attempt to bring a ‘blockchain phone’ to market – along with the Saga Phone, and Solana’s Mobile Stack (SMS) software initiative. Solana, however, is making its own smartphone in partnership with OSOM products – a startup from former Essential Phone R&D head, Jason Keats.
Web3 access becomes simpler and more convenient with smartphones – which in turn can bring crypto and NFTs to a larger audience. With the Nothing Phone (1), Polygon sees entering the mobile market as a key step in bringing more users into crypto.
Polygon has proved its popularity with faster and cheaper transactions on the platform in contrast to Ethereum’s mainnet. In addition to recently attaining carbon neutrality by purchasing offsets, Polygon has set its sights on mass adoption.