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Consulting Firm EY to Work With Polygon on Ethereum Scaling

www.coindesk.com 14 September 2021 01:34, UTC
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Big-four consulting firm Ernst & Young (EY) will use Polygon’s protocol and framework to deploy its own EY blockchain solutions onto Ethereum.

According to a press release on Monday, EY will adopt Polygon’s commit chain scaling solutions to allow EY to boost transaction volumes, providing “predictable costs” and settlement for enterprise customers.

EY will also have an option to move transactions onto the public Ethereum mainnet, the company said.

Polygon’s commit chain – another term for a blockchain scaling solution – has been retrofitted by EY to create permissioned, private industry chains that take advantage of new models for handling transaction verification.

“The EY commitment to the public Ethereum ecosystem and to open standards was a big driver in evolving shared approaches,” Polygon’s co-founder Sandeep Nailwal said.

Ethereum has long been plagued by congestions and high fees associated with transactions on its network. The London hard fork last month was an attempt to fix this but has so far shown mixed results in reducing costs.

Scaling solutions have been praised for their ability to lighten the network load from major names, including bitcoin, due to their ability to process transactions on a sidechain. Arbitrum, an optimistic rollup solution, for example, has seen significant growth in the past week rising from $24.5 million total value locked at the start of this month to around $2.2 billion on Monday.

EY said its move increases efficiency and reduces transaction costs by providing an optimistic rollup. The company also said its new “industry chains” would provide enterprises with the security of a closed system while retaining a close relationship with the public Ethereum mainnet.

“Working with Polygon provides EY teams with a powerful set of tools to scale transactions for clients and offers a faster roadmap to integration on the public Ethereum mainnet,” said Paul Brody, EY’s global blockchain leader in the announcement. “We discovered our shared priorities around open system and networks and the Ethereum ecosystem would make collaboration in this area much easier.”

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