Aragon platform scales DAO creation through Polygon integration

Leading DAO creation and management software Aragon has deployed on the MATIC proof of stake network

Explosive growth in Web3 has led the Aragon network platform to deploy on the Polygon (MATIC) network in a move aimed at reducing gas fees for DAO developers and creators.

The growth of Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) on the Aragon network has suffered considerably from the scourge of high gas fees on the Ethereum network, limiting the number of DAOs that can afford to operate on the Web3 platform.

Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder of Polygon, was quick to point out the superiority of gas fees on the MATIC network.

Ethereum has become the default blockchain for supporting the burgeoning DeFi economy that enables anyone, including the unbanked, to access key financial services like savings, lending, and insurance,” he explained.

“But, Ethereum was not designed for DeFi at scale, which is why we built Polygon PoS – to provide a solution to Ethereum’s scalability.”

By joining the Polygon ecosystem, Aragon can now ensure near-zero gas fees for DAO creation, management, and voting, as well as faster transactions due to the proof of stake (PoS) technology used by MATIC’s layer 2 scaling solution network.

Interestingly this move will also afford the opportunity for DAO creators to potentially integrate with exciting DeFi projects and dApps on the MATIC network.

There are currently more than 500 dApps in the Polygon ecosystem including Sushiswap, Curve, Aave, Balancer and Kyber, with the MATIC network boasting the second-highest number of dApps behind Ethereum.

Speaking with Coin Rivet, Luis Cuende – co-founder and executive director at the Aragon Association – hailed the integration as a breakthrough for the DAO industry, with hopes that reduced gas fees will drive an explosion in DAO uptake.

“Joining the Polygon PoS ecosystem marks an incredible step towards the evolution of DAOs,” he said.

“Empowering users to deploy fast and efficient DAOs directly onto Polygon with their existing Web3 wallet and by connecting to Polygon PoS, rather than requiring a vinculum, is a ground-breaking step forward.

“Aragon is using Polygon as a full-stack scaling solution. Integrating with Polygon brings more than a 5000x reduction in the cost of DAO creation, from well over $500 on Ethereum, to around $0.1 on Polygon. This is a game-changer for DAOs.”

Aragon‘s software is used to create digital organisations such as companies and non-profits that are able to collaboratively conduct finance and decision-making through decentralised apparatus – this can also be used for scaling real-world organisations.

To date, more than 1,700 DAO organisations are already built on the back of Aragon, and the Polygon integration is expected to ignite an explosion of growth for the platform.

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