mStable launches on Polygon, hopes to attract defi users ‘priced out’ of ETH


mStable has launched its savings account, stablecoin, and swap services on Polygon to reduce fees.

Defi-yield protocol mStable has become the latest to embrace second-layer scaling solutions, announcing its deployment on Polygon (formerly known as Matic) today. 

mStable’s interest-generating savings account, two of its “risk minimized meta-stablecoins,” and asset swapping features are now live on Polygon, offering its users reduced fees when compared to its Ethereum mainnet deployment.

Polygon is a layer-two network that processes transactions on its sidechain before bundling them together into the next block produced by the Ethereum mainnet.

In an April 27 announcement, mStable emphasized the barrier posed by Ethereum’s recent gas fee crisis to the DeFi sector’s mission to democratize finance:

“With savings rates at near zero in traditional finance, there exists an enormous latent demand for a secure, dependable and high yielding savings account. mStable Save was built to fulfil this demand, but unfortunately, given Ethereum’s recently sky-high gas fees, most users have been priced out.”

CEO James Simpson expressed his support for Polygon’s scaling solution stating: “Polygon is scalable, offers nearly free transactions, has attracted DeFi heavyweights and with them billions in liquidity. This is all done while being anchored to the Ethereum mainchain and to its community.”

mStable also teased three major upcoming releases for its Polygon deployment, including liquidity incentives, free transactions in partnership with Biconomy, and a bridge between its Polygon and Ethereum mainnet versions.

The protocol’s deployment on Polygon comes as an increasing number of DeFi protocols are exploring second-layer solutions, with Aave recently attracting $1 billion worth of liquidity to its Polygon release within 10 days of launch.

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