Animoca’s Open Metaverse Podcast Interviews Sandeep, CEO of Polygon

Animoca’s Open Metaverse Podcast Interviews Sandeep, CEO of Polygon

Episode 6 of the Open Metaverse Podcast hosted by Animoca featured Sandeep, the CEO of Polygon. Animoca’s tokenomics team, led by Mohomad Ezeldin, joined to discuss Polygon’s solutions for scalability issues on Ethereum as well as some general updates and insights. 

With Bitcoin Ordinals being the talk of the town, one of the highlights of the conversations was on Polygon NFTs. Sandeep feels Polygon will be one of the top three players in terms of platforms after adoption takes hold. With PFP NFTs, Sandeep personally never believed in the purely speculative nature of them. He understood they had a market but he always felt the trend would shift into utility NFTs. On looking back he realized he was wrong and they turned out to have a strong product market fit. Sandeep has decided he needs to work and focus more on the PFP community. These creators, misfits, and world changers are the first adopters of new technology, and he intends to pay attention to them in the future. 

Mohomed asked Sandeep to expound on his favorite dApp or project being built right now. Timeswap is building a fully permissionless lending protocol without oracles and Sandeep chose to mention this one first. Sometimes oracles are congested and you can’t do liquidations according to Sandeep. Timeswap works differently and the features caught his attention. Nike swoosh launched an NFT on Polygon, and he is very optimistic that they will end up cracking the code. “Some people have said Polygon is paying to have these big brands build on us,” Sandeep said amused.  Sandeep said it’s the biggest irony because he doesn’t even have a connection to Nike nor did he know they were building on Polygon in advance. What Starbucks is trying to do is also very interesting to him. He’d like to see Polygon specifically focused on the larger culture outside of Web3 and these bigger brands are making that happen. 

The Polygon business development strategy for getting brands to adopt the network is always evolving. While he didn’t need to attract Nike, they do have a strategy for reaching out and building connections with other large brands.  Polygon has a professional team. They all want to see mainstream adoption and that is a huge part of their strategy. His team has one foot in the wild west of crypto but they all also come from the larger institutions from the Web2 world. This helps the team speak to both sides of the aisle. That is where they excel and it helps Web2 brands feel connected to Polygon. Around 60% of games are currently building on Polygon according to Sandeep. Their platform is leading the way with a deep entrenchment in the community. 

Mohamed always ends his interviews with rapid fire questions and one of interest was the last thing Sandeep googled. Sandeep said, “ChatGPT” without hesitation.  He went beyond to say that he is not even googling anymore but rather asking ChatGpt. One more interesting question of note, Sandeep said he would prefer the network effect before better tech. This highlights a common theme with Animoca’s Mocaverse project as they try to extend and connect the Web3 community together to help it grow.

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Animoca's Open Metaverse Podcast Interviews Sandeep, CEO of Polygon

Animoca's Open Metaverse Podcast recently conducted an interview with Sandeep, the CEO of Polygon. The podcast is the brainchild of Animoca, an ambitious project aiming to create an open, accessible virtual world which will serve as a platform for the development of new and innovative technologies and products.

What was the purpose of Animoca's Open Metaverse podcast?

The goal of Animoca's podcast was to get a better understanding of the virtual world landscape and what made Polygon so successful and attractive to businesses yet still secure and accessible for those looking to explore, play, and develop products in the virtual world.

What topics were discussed in the interview?

The interview focused on how Polygon is shaping and revolutionizing the landscape of the virtual world. Sandeep discussed his vision for a secure and accessible platform as well as the potential opportunities and challenges faced in the virtual world. He also spoke about his experiences nurturing a secure, open platform that combines the latest technology with a vibrant community of users and developers.

What did Sandeep have to say about the benefits of Polygon?

Sandeep highlighted the multidisciplinary, collaborative approach of Polygon, as well as the platform’s unique features. He detailed how Polygon provides security, scalability, and flexibility, providing an ideal solution for businesses to leverage for marketing and for users to explore and develop of products in the virtual world.

What did he have to say about the importance of developing a vibrant community?

Sandeep emphasized the importance of a vibrant user community that is actively engaged and open to feedback. He noted that Polygon welcomes new suggestions and ideas, which have created opportunities for users to create and develop products that are innovative, secure and accessible.


Animoca’s Open Metaverse recently conducted an interview with Sandeep, the CEO of Polygon. Sandeep spoke about the multidisciplinary and collaborative approach Polygon takes, and the security, scalability, and flexibility it provides businesses and users. He discussed the importance of a vibrant user community for the success of the platform and the ability for users to exploit opportunities through the development of innovative products that are secure and accessible.

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