Polygon Upgrade with Napoli Hard Fork

Polygon on Wednesday had a successful Napoli Hard Fork.

Takeaway points

  • Polygon on Wednesday had a successful Napoli Hard Fork.
  • This was announced on X.
  • The Napoli Hard fork made Polygon PoS become the first chain to activate a Rollup Improvement Proposal (RIP) with RIP-7212.

Napoli Hard Fork

The layer 2 blockchain on Wednesday had a Napoli Hard Fork. According to the tweet, Polygon PoS has become the first chain to activate a Rollup Improvement Proposal (RIP) with RIP-7212, bringing support for a new precompile for the secp256r1 curve!

In the tweet, they went further to thank Ulerdogan, Doganeth, and others for helping and remaining committed to the same open standards. 

“A big thanks to @ulerdogan & @doganeth from @getclave for proposing RIP-7212 and @yoavw, @carlbeek, & @adietrichs for leading the RollCall Working Group, helping L2s extend the EVM while remaining committed to the same open standards process that has guided Ethereum since genesis,” Polygon said.

Polygon Community Forum

The Polygon Community Forum is a room where people come to ask questions about polygon protocols. This forum serves as a dedicated hub for those whose goal is to know more about Polygon protocols and contribute to their development.

The report said that the Polygon Community Contributors have proposed adding support for 2 other RIP/EIP track changes in the next hard fork of PoS, EIP-3074 enhancing account abstraction options for developers on PoS, as well as PIP-30 which increases the EIP-170 Max Code Size Limit. Join the discussion on how best to keep evolving one of the largest EVM ecosystems at

What is Hard Fork?

A hard fork in blockchain technology is an important change that cancels formerly valid blocks or transactions, requiring all nodes or users to upgrade to the latest protocol software, resulting in two separate chains. the original one, and a new one following the new rules. From that point on, they operate independently, with their own transactions and histories.

There are different reasons why hard forks can happen, which include changes in consensus rules, security concerns, philosophical differences, or planned upgrades to the blockchain protocol.


Polygon, formerly known as Matic Network, is a layer 2 blockchain that was founded in 2017 by four Mumbai software engineers, Jaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwal, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo Bjelic, and rebranded as Polygon in February 2021. Their goal is to solve some of the scalability and usability problems faced by Ethereum. 

The founders of Polygon Labs include Jaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwal, Mihailo Bjelic, David Z, Jordi Baylina, Antoni Martin, Brendan Farmer, Daniel Lubarov, Bobbin Threadbare, and Anurag Arjun.

Some other accomplishments of Polygon starting from there launch are 

April 19, Matic Network launches on Binance, Jun 20 Mainnet launches with the POS Chain and Plasma Chain. Aug 2021, Polygon merges with zk-rollup platform Hermez Network. Feb 2022, Polygon raises $450 million in a new venture financing round. April 2022, Polygon goes carbon neutral, Oct 2022 Polygon zkEVM Testnet Launches. JAN 2023 Polygon Labs and Polygon Foundation  was introduced.

Polygon remains the name of the protocol, while Polygon Labs is a company that participates in the development and growth of Polygon.

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