Polygon is also known as Meta network, designed to overcome the scalability issues on Ethereum. It provides a complete solution to reduce the cost and overcome the burden on Ethereum. Moreover, using polygon users can interact with the decentralized app DApp without even worrying about congestion. It makes your work flexible and speedy and Meta is its native token.
Now the question arises of why we connecting MetaMask to the Polygon network. So, the answer is after the polygon connection you are free to perform transactions, and collect NFTs by interacting with DeFi DApps; moreover, you can swap the crypto without leaving the extension.
Why Should We Connect the MetaMask?
To interact with Polygon, we need a compatible wallet which is MetaMask. By default, the Polygon doesn’t connect to MetaMask. Here are step-by-step guides to set up the MetaMask.
Step 1: MetaMask Wallet Creation
Go to the Install MetaMask Extension and click on the button “Add to Chrome” to install the extension.
Click on the “Add extension” button:
After installation, click on the extension icon found on the right side of the screen in the browser and open MetaMask. Or it will redirect you by default:
Click on “Get Started”:
Read carefully and click “I agree”:
Here you can create or import a wallet and to create a new wallet click on “Create Wallet”:
Create a password; Here one thing you should keep in mind is you have to remember everything because MetaMask doesn’t provide a forgotten password.
Click the button “Create”:
Watch the video to learn good practices to secure the MetaMask and the hit button “Next”:
Reveal the word phrase and copy it to the clipboard or write down the given phrases in the given sequence and hit the “Next” button:
Check each phrase in the same sequence, that was given on the previous page and hit the “Confirm”:
Read and hit “All done”:
Here the wallet has been created:
How to Connect MetaMask to the Polygon Network
Here is a step-by-step guide to connecting MetaMask to the Polygon network.
Step 1: Log in to the MetaMask account:
Step 2: Make sure “Ethereum Mainnet” is checked:
Step 3: Go to “Profile” and navigate to “Settings”:
Step 4: Go to the “Networks”:
Step 5: Click on “Add a network” to add the Polygon network:
Step 6: Click on “Add a network manually” to add a manual network:
Step 7: To add the Polygon network, enter the information below:
|Network name: Polygon
New RPC URL: https://polygon-rpc.com/
Chain ID: 137
Currency symbol: MATIC
Block explorer URL: https://polygonscan.com/
After entering all the details hit the button “Save”:
Step 8: Here you can see Polygon Network is successfully added:
Polygon is designed to overcome the scalability issues on Ethereum. It is the complete solution to reduce the cost and overcome the burden on Ethereum. Moreover, using polygon users can interact with the decentralized app DApp without even worrying about congestion. It makes your work flexible and speedy and Meta is its native token. We always use MetaMask to connect to the polygon network, by default it is not connected to MetaMask, we have to properly connect it with MetaMask.