Cuban Mentored Polygon (MATIC) Network & Crypto Wallet Accelerated by Disney in Wake of Terra/Luna & 3AC Crash 2022

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As the crypto market crash routed the Terra/ Luna ecosystem and caused hedge fund Three Arrow Capital to go under, many investors are questioning the future of blockchain technology. Long-time bulls were in for some good news as Disney Accelerator selected Polygon for their business development program. MATIC itself, which was co-founded by Sandeep Nailwal and counts billionaire Mark Cuban as a mentor, is about 75% below its record high in December. But such announcements from a blue-chip company like Disney can raise expectations for greater potential backing and adoption. The news has caused the price of the MATIC token to rise over 10%, even after a 21% hike following the announcement. Since Disney does not have an in-house crypto solution, the accelerator marks its first foray into the digital assets space for Polygon, wrote Walter Teng, digital asset strategy associate at Fundstrat.

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“As crypto onboards its next 100 million users, it is perhaps a good time to consider partnerships and mainstream exposure,” Teng said. “This year’s Disney Accelerator class focuses on building immersive experiences, specializing in technologies such as augmented reality (AR), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and artificial intelligence (AI) characters,” Disney said in a statement. Flickplay, Inworld, Lockerverse, Obsess, Polygon, and Red 6 have been selected for the Disney Accelerator program in 2022.

Polygon, which reached an all-time high of $2.92 on December 27, 2021, has fallen about 72% in 2022 (YTD) so far. Other Ethereum-based projects can also transfer data and tokens using Polygon’s MATIC sidechain. Polygon (MATIC) is the native cryptocurrency that powers the Polygon Network, a layer 2 platform that was created in 2017. Originally called the Matic Network, the Polygon Network allows developers to create and deploy their own blockchains that are compatible with the Ethereum blockchain with just a single click.

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