Polygon Labs Shifts Its Focus to Emphasize CDK Expansion

Polygon Labs Shifts Focus

Polygon Labs, a key player in the blockchain space, has decided to discontinue contributions to its Edge framework. Instead, the company is redirecting its focus towards the expansion of its Cloud Development Kit (CDK), signaling a shift in priorities within the organization.

The Edge framework, which served as a foundation for various blockchain projects, is now taking a backseat in Polygon Labs’ development roadmap.

Reasons for Shifting Focus

The decision to discontinue contributions to the Edge framework is driven by the company’s commitment to streamlining resources and maximizing the impact of its offerings in response to the evolving needs of the blockchain community.

The CDK, on the other hand, provides developers with a set of pre-written code snippets and libraries to simplify the process of building applications. Polygon CDK is a permissionless and open-source technology that is utilized to design and build zero-knowledge chains that reflect a community’s ethos.

By prioritizing the expansion of its CDK, Polygon Labs aims to enhance the accessibility and ease of development for blockchain projects leveraging its platform. Likewise, this strategic pivot aligns with the broader industry trend of prioritizing developer-friendly tools and infrastructure.

As the demand for blockchain solutions continues to grow, providing developers with efficient and scalable tools becomes paramount. As such, Polygon Labs’ decision underscores a commitment to staying agile and responsive to the rapidly evolving landscape of blockchain technology.

However, the move is likely to have a ripple effect on projects and developers associated with the Edge framework, prompting them to adapt to the evolving strategy of Polygon Labs.

Canto Migrate to Polygon CDK on ETH

Recall that in September, Cosos-native layer-1 blockchain Canto migrated to Ethereum (ETH) as a layer-2 zero-knowledge (zk) rollup powered by Polygon CDK. Notably, Canto’s movement is characterized by its vision to build a blockchain dedicated to real-world assets. Markedly, the CDK will be used to undergird the new design.

Hence, integrating with Canto Commons will mean that Canto will also gain access to the liquidity of a unified Polygon ecosystem with easy access to ETH.

Polygon Attains Prominence via Strategic Partnerships

Aside from gaming, the platform has also spread its net to other sectors of the industry via strategic partnerships.

Recall that Blockchain analytics startup Arkham Intelligence announced its partnerships with Polygon as part of its vision for ‘Total crypto Intelligence’ across all blockchains. Interestingly, the collaboration afforded users the ability to keep records on its chain by tracking, monitoring, and identifying wallets.

In the same vein, American multinational entertainment company Disney partnered with Polygon while trying to expand and establish its presence in the NFT space.