Add Polygon to MetaMask

Add Polygon to MetaMask

Dylan Matthews
Fact Checked
Sep 3, 2022

Summary: You can add Polygon Network (MATIC) to your MetaMask Wallet by adding the verified RPC endpoints to your account. This method will allow you to interact with Polygon native DeFi, GameFi and NFT applications.

In this guide, we will outline step-by-step how to add Polygon to Metamask with the correct RPC details to start taking advantage of the Polygon and MATIC ecosystem.

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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:

  1. Download the Metamask wallet on your Chrome or Mozilla browser.
  2. Go on your Metamask wallet and select the 'Add Networks' button.
  3. Copy and paste the verified Polygon (MATIC) RPC details onto this page.
  4. Once you input these details and select 'Save' you will be connected to the Polygon Network.
Add Polygon RPC to Metamask
Adding the Polygon RPC details to Metamask.

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.

Polygon 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.

Dylan Matthews

I am the Founder & CEO of Buy Bitcoin Bank and was previously an engineer for a Prop trading firm in Crypto.

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