Polygon is planning to make some major changes to the tokenomics of its native token, MATIC. These changes are part of the network’s “Polygon 2.0” plans, which are designed to make Polygon more scalable, secure, and user-friendly. This upgrade will change the economic incentives behind the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus on the network.
Polygon 2.0 could introduce a new token called POL, which would give stakers the ability to participate in validating transactions on multiple Polygon blockchains simultaneously. This would make the network more secure and efficient and could also lead to increased adoption of Polygon.
It will introduce a new way for stakers to participate in securing the network. Instead of just being able to stake MATIC, stakers will be able to stake POL and earn rewards based on the role they choose.
In a move to streamline its governance and staking assets, Polygon will be swapping MATIC for POL in a 1:1 ratio. This means that MATIC holders will be able to swap their tokens for POL at any time after the proposal goes live.