To provide an experience that enables players to begin with equal footing, Infinity Skies needed to start with a foundation that is decentralized. For this reason, their team has made the decision to move the operations from the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to the Polygon network.
Polygon, previously known as the Matic Network, is a protocol that defines the building and connecting of Ethereum-compatible networks in an open-source project. The network is managed by a decentralized team spread across the globe. It’s true the Polygon Network offers many similarities to Binance Smart Chain, including monetary and time saving characteristics. Where their differences come into play is in how they function, with Binance being slightly more centralized in nature. While we believe both are powerful tools shaping the DeFi world, for their goals as a team, and believed it was in their best interest to make this switch.
They believed this would be a good opportunity to ensure we did not lose sight of the benefits of decentralization, something they point to with Infinity Skies.
With decentralization, trust is both fundamental and intrinsic; no one needs to know one another, and equitability is assured. As a result, everyone has the opportunity to build a castle with confidence, knowing their work from the ground up is locked in the blockchain forever.
One other distinct advantage that influenced our decision to move to Polygon is access to Opensea. If you’ve been involved in NFTs in any capacity you shouldn’t be a stranger to Opensea. It has reached near rockefeller levels of monopoly within its niche and we are looking forward to Infinity Skies and our valuable NFTs being hosted by such a significant player in the NFT space.
The Polygon Advantage
Furthermore, Polygon was designed to improve the functionality of the Ethereum blockchain by drastically increasing its network scalability and transaction speed, two pain points that are currently plaguing the industry and gaming today. But, Polygon is not just another chain, it is a direct extension of the Ethereum Network. This means that it benefits from the massive ecosystem that Ethereum Network hosts, including its over 200,000 validators. As a direct extension Polygon benefits from Ethereum’s immense decentralization while simultaneously improving network transaction speeds and costs for our Infinity Skies players.
Polygon delivers on this by acting as a Layer-2 scaling solution. These second layer solutions are essentially parallel blockchains that interact with the main chain. And can be deployed multiple times and handle different processes, taking some of the pressure off the base layer and ensuring transaction speeds are maintained at a certain level.
It also ensures that supported dApps available in the social part of the game can be added for players to participate in and gameplay continues to entertain.