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Polygon, Avalanche Founders Feud Over Subnet, Supernet Functionalities

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Polygon’s co-founder accused Avalanche leadership of being “aggressively condescending and always trying to gaslight other communities.”

As more and more users are entering the Web 3 space, scaling has become one of the most interesting conversations. Move over Layer 1 and Layer 2. The latest beef is between Subnet and Supernet.

Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal took a jibe at Avalanche’s leadership, calling it “insecure” and “resorting to shit talking.”

Subnet and Supernet

It all started when Polygon announced Supernet to accelerate the adoption of layer 2 as well as blockchain technology.

The new functionality aims to address challenges such as the complexity of bootstrapping a decentralized and reliable validator set with well-designed coordination mechanisms, the technical complexity of blockchain networks, in addition to security concerns switching between different architectures, etc. For the development and adoption of Supernets, Polygon committed $100 million in funds.

Avalanche, on the other hand, is working on its ‘subnet’ functionality, inspired by sharding, and aims to significantly scale application-specific blockchains. In this regard, the layer 2 ecosystem committed $290 million in AVAX in a bid to foster the initiative.

Both concepts ultimately aim to scale blockchains but have a few nuances. Hence, Avalanche community members have cried foul that Polygon’s supernet is a copy of subnet.

The Beef

According to Polygon’s co-founder, the release of ‘supernet’ has made Avalanche leadership “scared” and accused them of being “aggressively condescending and always trying to gaslight other communities.” He also said that Avalanche mainchain “is a complete failure” and that the gas fees have “become unhealthy with minuscule traction.”

Nailwal stated that subnets operate quite similar to second-layer architecture or sidechains, something that Ethereum-based Layer 2 protocols have already been doing for years. He alleged that the community is being cheated on by yet another “Ethereum killer.”