How to connect Polygon to MetaMask? | Alpha Impact Guide
Below is a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to add the Polygon Network to MetaMask. This is in line with Trader Signals Monetization that is slated to be released in July.
What is Polygon?
Polygon is a decentralized Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without ever sacrificing on security. Polygon believes in Web3 for all, and brings the world to Ethereum.
What is MetaMask?
A crypto wallet and gateway to blockchain apps. Available as a browser extension and as a mobile app, MetaMask equips users with a key vault, secure login, token wallet and token exchange. MetaMask provides the simplest yet most secure way to connect to blockchain-based applications.
MetaMask only comes with Ethereum mainnet, their default network. In order to enable MetaMask on the Polygon network, a custom network can be added into MetaMask. The following steps are how to add the Polygon network to your MetaMask wallet.
- Install MetaMask Wallet
Before we start, you would need to have MetaMask installed, whether on your phone, desktop, or as a desktop extension. You can follow the steps on MetaMask for the installation. For easier access to your MetaMask wallet, you can pin your MetaMask wallet on your browser.
2. Adding Polygon to your MetaMask wallet
Once MetaMask is successfully installed, you’ll need to configure your MetaMask wallet. Adding Polygon support to your wallet involves adding some network details to the extension. First, open MetaMask and click the network dropdown menu.
3. Adding the Polygon Network
Next, click [Add Network].
Then, input these details into the field.
New RPC URL
(Choose any of the following)
Chain ID 137
Currency Symbol MATIC
Block Explorer URL https://polygonscan.com/
Click [Save], and your Polygon network should be successfully added to the list of networks on your MetaMask.
This is how you successfully add a Polygon network on MetaMask. If you want to add other custom networks, you can do so by finding out their New RPC URL, Chain ID, Currency Symbol and Block Explorer URL. After completing this step, the next step would be to buy FOLO. It is integral for users to have the Polygon network in their MetaMask such that they can transfer their coins into Quickswap to swap for FOLO.
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