Polygon is a leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development, providing Layer2 solutions like zero-knowledge rollups and optimistic rollups, sidechains, stand-alone and enterprise chains. It was founded as Matic in 2017 by Jaynti Kanani, Sandeep Nailwal, Anurag Arjun, and Mihailo Bjelic.
Solana is generally considered to be faster than Polygon. Solana’s consensus algorithm, Proof of History, allows for high transaction throughput and low latency, while Polygon’s Plasma framework is designed to improve scalability but may not be as fast as Solana. However, the speed of both networks can vary depending on network congestion and other factors.