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1. A polymorphic, block-structured language developed by D.C.J. Matthews at Cambridge in the early 1980s.

["An Overview of the Poly Programming Language", D.C.J. Matthews, in Data Types and Persistence, M.P. Atkinson et al eds, Springer 1988].

2. A language developed at St Andrews University, Scotland.

[Software Practice & Exp, Oct 1986].

3. A polymorphic language used in the referenced book.

["Polymorphic Programming Languages", David M. Harland, Ellis Horwood 1984].
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Poly Network

An exchange platform that implements interoperability between Bitcoin, Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Neo, Ontology and other blockchains. Poly also integrated with the Polygon Layer 2 framework.

A Peculiar Heist in 2021
In August 2021, more than $600 million was stolen from the Poly Network, amounting to the largest decentralized finance (DeFi) hack ever. Within 24 hours, more than a third of the money was returned, and the hacker asked for donations for exposing Poly's vulnerability. See Layer 2 blockchain and Polygon.


(1) See Polygon blockchain and Poly Network.

(2) A video game information website from Vox Media that was launched in 2012. Polygon provides news, reviews and guides for popular games on all major game platforms. See video game.

(3) (polygon) In computer graphics, a multi-sided object that can be filled with color or moved around as a single entity. See triangle and polygon map.

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