Polygon (MATIC) Co-Founder Calls Avalanche (AVAX) “Complete Failure,” Emin Gün Sirer Responds

Vladislav Sopov

Sandeep Nailwal, founder of the EVM-compatible blockchain Polygon (MATIC), criticizes Avalanche’s concept of subnets


  • Polygon’s Nailwal accuses Avalanche of being a “complete failure,” here’s why
  • “Innovate or make fun”

The creators of Polygon (MATIC) and Avalanche (AVAX) feuded over Layer 2 scalability technologies, gas fees, blockchain availability, gas flashes, and insecurity.

Polygon’s Nailwal accuses Avalanche of being a “complete failure,” here’s why

Mr. Nailwal, co-founder and COO of Polygon (MATIC), took to Twitter to talk about Avalanche’s subnets to boost the performance of the blockchain’s mainnet.

First, he stressed that the recent release of Polygon’s Supernets mechanism had created uncertainty and “scared” among Avalanche’s executives and managers.

At the same time, Mr Nailwal pointed out, Avalanche’s (AVAX) mainnet itself is functioning like a “blanket failure”: transactions are being hit with heavy fees, while system progress is too slow.

To sue

As such, Avalanche (AVAX) introduced subnets to address scalability bottlenecks, but in fact these subnets function like a second-layer architecture or sidechains. Ethereum-based Layer 2 protocols and their communities have been doing this “for years,” added the Polygon co-founder.

“Innovate or make fun”

Finally, he explained that it looks like the crypto community has been scammed by “yet another Ethereum killer.”

Prof. Emin Gün Sirer reacted promptly to his opponent. The inventor of Avalanche (AVAX) outlined that Sandeep Nailwal had better focus on building a blockchain that doesn’t “go backwards” every day.

When his Twitter follower accused the Avalanche (AVAX) community of “laughing at Polygon,” Prof. Gün Sirer replied that he had no intention of surrendering:

No, I’ll do more of these. Innovate or make fun.

Polygon’s Supernets are novel EVM-compatible “application-specific” blockchains that can be customized to meet the needs of this or that decentralized application (dApp).

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