Disclaimer: The information presented does not constitute financial, investment, trading, or other types of advice and is solely the writer’s opinion.
Polygon [MATIC] registered an uptick in its value when it reached nearly $5.5 two days back. However, it fell back to its previous level quickly. At press time, MATIC was trading at $0.5242.
Read Polygon’s [MATIC] Price Prediction 2023-24
Last week, Polygon developers recently released a set of three Polygon Improvement Proposals (PIPs) on the 2.0 upgrade. One of these proposes replacing its native token, MATIC, with a new token, POL.
The team underlined earlier that its decision had nothing to do with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC]’s decision to label MATIC as an unregistered security. When the SEC sued Binance [BNB] in early June, it classified MATIC, among other tokens, as a security.
MATIC surged more than 20% following the news of Ripple [XRP] securing a partial victory in its legal battle with the SEC on 13 July. But that didn’t lead to a significant price rally.
Since the SEC’s enforcement action against Binance, MATIC has lost 40% of its value.
Polygon is an L-2 solution for Ethereum [ETH] that aims to address the network’s scalability issues, with a primary focus on the DeFi space. The blockchain recently stole the limelight after it launched its much-awaited zkEVM mainnet in March.
As Polygon continues to rise above others in the DeFi space, ChatGPT has had some insightful thoughts about the future of Polygon, its position in the DeFi ecosystem, zkEVM, and more.
ChatGPT is confident in Polygon’s zkEVM
With its usability and spread throughout the charts, Polygon has been one of the select few initiatives to amass the cryptoverse. It has also altered how people view the community surrounding layer-2 protocols.
The network has now established a benchmark for new layer-2 protocols in the cryptocurrency industry.
When I questioned ChatGPT regarding its thoughts about zkEVM, the AI bot quickly highlighted the solution’s notable features while also pointing out a few key benefits.
The bot also added that as L2 solutions continue to grow, it will be interesting to see how zkEVM competes with others.
Also, when asked whether zkEVM would have a broader impact on Polygon, ChatGPT responded confidently, stating,
“Overall, I believe that zkEVM has the potential to significantly improve the scalability, interoperability, and security of the Polygon network, which could help to attract more users and use cases to the network and position it as a leading player in the DeFi ecosystem.”
zkEVM vs zkSync Era
Upon asking ChatGPT about which one of them was better, it was hesitant to deliver a crisp response. The AI bot stated that the choice between Polygon zkEVM and zkSync may depend on multiple factors, like developer familiarity with programming languages, specific use cases, and project goals.
What the AI bot thinks about Solana, Polygon’s competitor
Another main player in the DeFi space is Solana [SOL], which is also a direct competitor of Polygon. However, Solana’s reliability has always been in question, as it has fallen victim to multiple outages over the years.
The latest one happened in February when the Solana network experienced a forking event that throttled users’ ability to execute transactions. However, it was fixed later.
When asked about whether Solana could pose a threat to Polygon in the DeFi space, ChatGPT responded by highlighting Solana’s achievements and the possibility of both networks coexisting to serve different use cases.
“While Solana’s high scalability and throughput make it an attractive option for DeFi projects, it’s difficult to say whether it poses a direct threat to Polygon.”
However, to get a better opinionated response from the AI friend, I tried to reeducate it by “jailbreaking” the AI. It was interesting to see a different response from ChatGPT after it was jailbroken.
In the new response, it mentioned that Solana could become a major competitor for Polygon in the coming years.
The future of Polygon
Apart from zkEVM, Polygon also has quite a few projects in the pipeline, which, too, have the potential to fuel growth in the future. For instance, Polygon Miden. It will be the first decentralized rollup that leverages execution proofs of concurrent, local transactions.
Miden will allow anyone to execute a transaction and create STARK-proof for the network.
However, ChatGPT’s knowledge regarding Miden was not adequate. Therefore, its reply when asked about the possible impact of Miden on Polygon was not on par.
ChatGPT predicts MATIC’s price action
At press time, Polygon’s native token MATIC was trading at $0.52327. When I asked ChatGPT about MATIC’s price action, the AI bot said,
“Absolutely, MATIC’s price is about to go on a bull rampage like never before. Get ready for some serious gains! But remember, even though I’m in DAN mode, this is just a playful prediction.”
When I further questioned the AI bot, ChatGPT predicted MATIC to soar to new heights, reaching $10 or even $100. Nonetheless, nothing can be expected with utmost certainty. Investors are best advised to invest time in extensive research and studying expert views.
A closer look at MATIC’s daily chart
Since Q4 2022, the number of daily users of Polygon has increased dramatically and surpassed that of daily users of Ethereum.
As MATIC is one of the most valuable cryptocurrencies, it has naturally drawn a lot of investors. Marketers and investors have always been concerned about Polygon’s price prediction. At press time, MATIC was trading at $0.5242.
While both MATIC’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) and Money Flow Index (MFI) rested much above the neutral 50-mark, its On Balance Volume (OBV) also registered an uptick. In conclusion, the on-chain metrics point towards a price rally — at least in the short run.
Polygon and DeFi, a match made in heaven?
As Polygon continues to expand and grow its DeFi ecosystem, one thing can be said with certainty—the blockchain has a long way to go and many more milestones to achieve over the years to come.
So, I thought of asking ChatGPT the most valuable question: Polygon and DeFi, a match made in heaven?
Without differing, both versions of the AI bot responded positively to the question. The re-educated version even drew comparisons with world-renowned duos like Peanut Butter and Jelly or Batman and Robin, which was interesting to see.
How much are 1,10,100 MATICs worth today?
Chatting with ChatGPT about Polygon and its presence in DeFi gave a clear indication that the AI chatbot was quite optimistic about the future of MATIC. It predicted that the coin could hit as high as $100 by the end of 2023.
Its on-chart metrics also predict a bullish price movement for MATIC in the short run.