Developers building multi-chain applications have a powerful new combination to work with, as Ceramic supports Polygon applications. Polygon offers developers a massively scalable, EVM-compatible blockchain infrastructure. Ceramic adds support for advanced data management and cross-chain identity. Developers building on Polygon can now use Ceramic’s sovereign data network for cross-chain identity and dynamic data.
Together, this enables developers and users to depend on the same accounts and wallets to manage transactions, identities, and data across their applications.
A full-stack for cross-chain applications
Since Polygon uses the same keypairs and wallets as Ethereum, and Ceramic’s identity system can be managed by Ethereum wallets, signing and authentication for Ceramic’s data streams is supported out of the box for Polygon applications.
Now that Polygon and Ceramic can easily be used together, developers can:
- Build data-rich user experiences and social features on fully decentralized tech
- Give users cloud-like backup, sync, and recovery without running a centralized server
- Publish content on the open web without the need to anchor IPFS hashes on-chain
- Leverage interoperable profiles, social graphs, and reputations across the Web3 ecosystem
Users can now perform transactions on Ceramic and Polygon with their existing wallets. For example, users of Boardroom’s DAO governance platform can participate in ideation forums and discussions with all content stored on Ceramic and managed by their decentralized identity.
Getting started with Ceramic and Polygon
- To get started on Polygon visit their documentation site
- To add IDX to your project, follow this installation guide
- To use Ceramic for streams without IDX, follow this installation guide. For questions or support, join the Ceramic Discord and the Polygon discord
Ceramic provides developers with database-like functionality for storing all kinds of dynamic, mutable content. This finally gives developers a Web3 native way to add critical features like rich identities (profiles, reputation, social graphs), user-generated content (posts, interactions), dynamic application data, and much more.
Ceramic’s stream-based architecture is designed for web-scale volume and latency and to handle any type of data. Built on top of open standards including IPFS, libp2p, and DIDs and compatible with any raw storage protocol like Filecoin or Arweave, all information stored on Ceramic exists within a permissionless cross-chain network that lets developers tap into an ever-growing library of identities and data while using their preferred stack.
IDX (identity index) is a cross-chain identity protocol that inherits Ceramic’s properties to provide developers with a user-centric replacement for server-siloed user tables. By making it easy to structure and associate data to a user’s personal index, IDX lets applications save, discover and route to users’ data.
Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting Secured Chains like Plasma, Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium, etc, and Standalone Chains like Polygon POS, designed for flexibility and independence. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 350+ Dapps, ~128M txns, and ~1M+ unique users.
If you’re an Ethereum Developer, you’re already a Polygon developer! Leverage Polygon’s fast and secure txns for your Dapp, get started here.