Ryan Wyatt, president of Polygon Labs.
Courtesy of Polygon Labs

Polygon Labs is pushing blockchain into the mainstream, enabling companies like Starbucks, Nike, and Meta to build more-­secure applications using the distributed recordkeeping mechanism that is revolutionizing the way we keep track of what we own—from currency and investments to event tickets. Polygon Labs president Ryan Wyatt says that “in a decade, most people will have a digital wallet” tied to a blockchain. The company’s protocols, built atop the Ethereum blockchain, were used in November by JPMorgan to execute its first live blockchain-­based trade, and in December by Starbucks to launch its Odyssey rewards program.

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