If you are an investor looking to add USDC or another stablecoin to your Metamask wallet on Polygon Network, you have found the right guide.
We will walk you through the entire process from buying USDC on a DEX to adding the contract address to your Metamask Wallet.
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How to buy USDC on Polygon
If you are looking to buy USDC on Polygon, you have two options. You can circumvent the buying process by bridging USDC from other networks like Ethereum or AVAX through a protocol like Synapse.
This application will let you bridge USDC in minutes for low fees (depending on what network you bridge from). Simply select USDC and Polygon as your destination network as demonstrated in the image below.
Alternatively, you can bridge another token like ETH and then swap it for USDC on a DEX like Quickswap. However the extra transactions will result in additional fees, so we recommend bridging USDC straight from another chain.
How to add USDC to Polygon Metamask Wallet
Once your USDC has arrived to Polygon, you will need to add the contract address so it appears in your Metamask wallet. To do this, you will need to:
- Copy the official USDC address, which is 0x2791Bca1f2de4661ED88A30C99A7a9449Aa84174 (source)
- Click the Metamask Wallet browser extension
- Select the 'Assets' tab and click 'Import Tokens'
- Paste the address as displayed below and click 'Add Custom Token'
- Polygon USDC will then be added to your Metamask Wallet!
Is USDC on Polygon Safe?
Yes the USDC token on Polygon (MATIC) is safe and is the official stablecoin of the Circle team. As at time of writing, there is over $500 million in liquidity for Polygon USDC tokens on the Polygon Network, making it the largest and most popular stablecoin.