Why Polygon (MATIC) Trumps Base, According to CEO Marc Boiron

  • Polygon Labs CEO Marc Boiron has made a case for the Polygon (MATIC) network over a Base.
  • The arguments follow a comment from a community member pitting the projects against each other.
  • According to Boiron, “fun is coming back to Polygon.”

When the Coinbase-incubated Base launched in the summer of 2023, the firm set a goal of bringing one billion users on-chain.

While the network is still far from that lofty goal roughly one year later, it has been nothing short of a success.

Within a short time, the network has become the second-largest Ethereum Layer 2 chain by TVL. The rapid growth comes as many investors now see the network as the home for retail in the Ethereum ecosystem, largely thanks to the project’s ties to Coinbase, the largest crypto exchange in the U.S.

Amid Base’s rising popularity, the network is now being touted in some camps as a better alternative to some more established older projects, including the Polygon (MATIC) network. However, Polygon Labs CEO Marc Boiron has refused to stand for the perceived slander.

Why Choose Polygon (MATIC) Over Base? Boiron Offers Several Reasons

Polygon remains cheaper than Base, is easier to onboard than Base, has a much bigger ecosystem than Base, has more consumers, and has a more robust gaming ecosystem than Base.

These were some of the arguments made by Boiron on X on Sunday, June 16, in response to a comment from a crypto community member suggesting that people did not care about Polygon while implicitly pitching Base as a better alternative.

According to Boiron, while Base has “a lot of momentum” and “great marketing,” it was unlikely to be able to compete with Polygon. The Polygon Labs chief expressed this view by noting that while Polygon already stood head and shoulders above Base in several metrics, this lead was only likely to grow due to Polygon’s roadmap of creating a network of aggregated chains.

"Polygon PoS will be joining the AggLayer. The AggLayer will aggregate so many chains with fungible assets and easy cross-chain transfers that it'll make Base feel small and isolated on the Superchain, unless it joins the AggLayer, of course, and everyone is welcome," he wrote.

Despite Boiron’s dismissal of the view that Base had more to offer than Polygon, he conceded that there was some truth to the claim that people did not care about Polygon.

Polygon (MATIC) No Fun?

Boiron implied that it appears people do not care about Polygon because the network has not prioritized “fun” in recent years. However, he suggested that this was changing.

“Fun is coming back to Polygon,” he asserted.

The statement comes as Polygon Labs executives have recently tried to bolster community engagement with the “goons” narrative. At the same time, the project has tried to jump on the memecoin trend through promotion from executives and the recent backing of a pump.fun clone called wen.markets.

On the Flipside

  • The Polygon mainnet has a three-year lead on Base.
  • Activity on the Polygon network has been significantly high over the past two months.

Why This Matters

Base’s recent rise has caught the attention of the entire crypto space. As the latest trending ecosystem, it is unsurprising that it is being compared with other long-standing rivals. However, the statement from Polygon’s Marc Boiron suggests that Base still has a long way to go before it can claim to dominate the Ethereum landscape.

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Sourced from dailycoin.com.

Written by on 2024-06-17 22:00:00.

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