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Add Polygon to Metamask

Summary: You can add Polygon to Metamask by adding the Polygon (MATIC) RPC details to your account. Get started in minutes with the verified RPC information in our comprehensive guide.

By 
Austin Barwick
 on  
June 24, 2022
Verified Author

Polygon (MATIC) is a layer-2 scaling solution and optimistic rollup that allows developers to build applications that facilitates fast and cheap transactions. It has become one of the most popular networks for users to interact with DeFi, NFTs and Metaverse applications.

In this guide, we will walk you through the best way to add the Polygon network to your Metamask or Web 3 wallet to get started.

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How to add Polygon to Metamask

Metamask supports the Polygon (MATIC) network because it is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible network. This means that the Polygon blockchain is written in the same programming language as Ethereum, which is called 'Solidity'.

To add the Polygon network to your Metamask account, follow this simple guide:

  1. Download the Metamask Wallet onto your browser.
  2. Click on your Metamask browser extension and select 'Add Networks'.
  3. Add the verified Polygon (MATIC) RPC details to this page (find this information in the paragraph below).
  4. Confirm the Polygon (MATIC) RPC details and add the network to start using the Polygon blockchain.
Add Polygon to Metamask
Adding the Polygon RPC details to my Metamask account.


Polygon (MATIC) RPC Endpoints

The table below are the verified Polygon (MATIC) RPC endpoints to add to your Metamask wallet. Please use this information as it has been cross-checked by our team.

Properties Network Details
Network Name Polygon
RPC URL https://polygon-rpc.com/
Chain ID 137
Currency Symbol MATIC
Block Explorer https://polygonscan.com/


About Polygon

Polygon is a Layer 2 scaling solution that enables fast and inexpensive transactions on Ethereum. It does this by using Plasma chains and sidechains that run in parallel to the main Ethereum blockchain. This makes it possible to process transactions off-chain, which greatly reduces congestion on the Ethereum network.

The Polygon blockchain is powered by the MATIC token, which is used to pay transaction fees on the network. Polygon also offers a number of other services, including a decentralized exchange (DEX), synthetic assets, and a private chain service.

Polygon

MATIC was founded in 2017 by three Indian developers: Jaynti Kanani, Anurag Arjun, and Sandeep Nailwal. The project was initially known as Matic Network, but was rebranded to Polygon in 2021.

Polygon is a safe and secure network to use. It has been audited by a number of independent security firms and is backed by major crypto exchanges such as Binance and Coinbase. Polygon is also supported by a number of large corporations, including Samsung and Microsoft.

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Author Bio

Austin is a NFT and Metaverse maniac - with over 20% of his portfolio invested into the space. He is our resident multi-chain NFT expert.

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