Can i Add Polygon MATIC to MetaMask?
Yes, you can add the Polygon Network to your Metamask account because it is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible blockchain. This means that Polygon is written in the same programming language as Ethereum, which is called Solidity.
Metamask currently supports all blockchains and networks that are written in the solidity programming language, which includes Layer 2 networks like Polygon, Arbitrum and Optimism.
How to add Polygon to MetaMask
To add the Polygon (MATIC) network to your Metamask Wallet, please follow these simple steps that have been verified by our research team:
- Download the Metamask wallet on your Chrome or Mozilla browser.
- Go on your Metamask wallet and select the 'Add Networks' button.
- Copy and paste the verified Polygon (MATIC) RPC details onto this page.
- Once you input these details and select 'Save' you will be connected to the Polygon Network.
Polygon RPC Details
The information below is the verified Polygon (MATIC) RPC endpoints to add to your Metamask Network.
- Network Name: Polygon
- New RPC URL: https://polygon-rpc.com
- Chain ID: 137
- Symbol: MATIC
- Block Explorer URL: https://polygonscan.com/
What is the Polygon Network?
The Polygon Network is a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum that enables fast, low-cost transactions. Polygon uses Plasma chains and sidechains to boost Ethereum's scalability and help it process more transactions per second. Polygon is a secure protocol that has been audited by several security firms. Additionally, the Polygon team is constantly working to improve the security of the network.
As a Layer 2 platform, Polygon is faster and cheaper than Ethereum because it processes transactions off-chain. This means that transactions are not subject to the same congestion as on-chain transactions. Additionally, fees are much lower on Polygon because they are paid to Polygon validators instead of Ethereum miners.
The Polygon was founded in 2017 by Sandeep Nailwal and Mihailo Bjelic. They initially raised $11 million in VC funding from investors like Coinbase Ventures, Binance Labs, and Andreessen Horowitz.