I think Uniswap is snobbing Polygon because the security properties are a step-down from Ethereum mainnet.
I agree that it’s not “technically” a L2, and it’s really more of a “sidechain”.
But when Optimism gets delayed for a 5th (or so) time, etc., maybe it’s just time to drop the purism and the haughty take on the ecosystem and just deploy on Polygon as a means to maintain market domination.
Maybe they have some kind of contract with Optimism we are not aware of. In any case, they seem to have deep ties with the team.
In the Discord AMA the team clearly stated that they were not ‘maried’ so to speak with Optimism.
Maybe it’s time to prove it… idk.
Also, maybe let the users choose which is the best EVM sidechain or L2 for them ? If Optimism is indeed a better solution, I think Polygon will become a ghosttown when it really lands on Ethereum…
It’s an interesting bet to say the least. And it’s pretty much an “all-in” bet right now. Like, it seems there are just no possible compromise in their minds. As it’s been highlighted many times now on Twitter, Sushi is basically doing the opposite : taking literally ANY opportunity, opening up to multiple communities at once. And in doing so, beefing up support on social media, etc. (But with clearly inferior infrastructure post-V3).
In any event, it would be nice to get a symbolic proposal going. UNI holders signaling support for Polygon deployment or not. Governance doesn’t technically control deployment to other networks.
I’m thinking the Optimism public mainnet eployment might be, very soon (still july on their website though). That’s maybe why they want to refrain from deploying on Polygon at this precise point in time.
There are just 0 updates from them on their blog, or even on their twitter !