Ubong Ephraim
4 min readAug 22, 2020

Hello guys, Ubong Ephraim here and welcome to another episode of Matic DApp spotlight with Ubong Ephraim. On this series I highlight DAPPS implemented on the Matic Network. DAPPS which choose Matic Network to enable them scale and also provide faster transactions for their users.

And today we’ll be talking about Sapien, the social platform built for user privacy and customizability. Before getting into Sapien, I would begin by giving a brief overview of Matic Network.

Matic network is a blockchain solution that provides scalable, secure and instant Ethereum transactions using Plasma side chains and a Proof-of-Stake network. Matic Network was created to solve the problem of scalability associated with most blockchains and also accelerate transaction speeds.

When developers seek to deploy their solutions using blockchain technology, speed and scalability are two utmost features they look out for. Matic Network solves these problems very well while adding additional features such as a smooth user experience and security.


DAPPS stand for “Decentralized Applications”. They are web applications developed with blockchain architecture. Their usecases range from business and finance to utility, gaming and technology solutions. DAPP developers need to implement upon a blockchain architecture with an efficient speed to enable it’s users have a fluid and smooth experience. Hence DAPP developers look to blockchain solutions with proven high throughput and high TPS( Transaction speed per second).

Matic Network is a great blockchain solution to DAPP developers as it solves this problem of scalability and speed. Infact, over 30 DAPPS are currently deployed on the Matic Network.
On today’s part of the series, we’d be looking at Sapien, Web3 social media platform.

Sapien is a web3 democratized social platform built for user privacy and customizability. Sapien’s tokenized social platform rewards millions of digital content creators for sharing their content on Sapien. These content creators are connected to their target audiences on Sapien. Sapien aims to put users back in control of their data. With more than 18 million tokens staked and thousands of user communities, Sapien is reinventing social to deliver the benefits of blockchain and decentralization to the masses. Sapien seeks to reward content creators and puts users back in control of their data.

Sapien envisions a future in which users will be able to choose whether they want to see advertisements or share aspects of their personal data, receiving rewards as a result. The platform allows users to take control of their most valuable assets: their time and their data.

Sapien entered a partnership with Matic Network to make exchanging tokens and rewards completely free to the user by leveraging on the layer 2 solution of Matic Network. According to Bhatia CEO of Sapien, he said Sapien aims to use Matic’s network technology to build a scalable decentralized Web 3 social network.

In his words : “We’re using Matic sidechains — they’re a plasma-based proof-of-stake (PoS) chain — to basically power our charging and internal promotions on the platform. So, it will be used instead of the mainnet to send transactions, to send tips, to promote high quality posts and comments.” Matic is providing the high-throughput infrastructure for users to send payments & tips.

Sapien is just one of the over 60 DAPPS Matic helps to scale by enabling faster and cheaper transactions for their users.
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