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All, How to guides 04 Jul 2022

How to connect Polygon to MetaMask?

Below is a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to add the Polygon Network to MetaMask. This is in line with Trader Signals Monetization that is slated to be released in July.

What is Polygon?

Polygon is a decentralized Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable, user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without sacrificing security. Polygon believes in Web3 for all and brings the world to Ethereum.

What is MetaMask?

A crypto wallet and gateway to blockchain apps. Available as a browser extension and as a mobile app, MetaMask equips users with a key vault, secure login, token wallet and token exchange. MetaMask provides the simplest yet most secure way to connect to blockchain-based applications.

MetaMask only comes with Ethereum mainnet, their default network. To enable MetaMask on the Polygon network, a custom network can be added to MetaMask. The following steps include adding the Polygon network to your MetaMask wallet.

 

1. Install MetaMask Wallet

Before we start, you need to have MetaMask installed on your phone, desktop, or as a desktop extension. You can follow the steps on MetaMask for the installation. For easier access to your MetaMask wallet, you can pin your MetaMask wallet on your browser.

2. Adding Polygon to your MetaMask wallet

Once MetaMask is successfully installed, you’ll need to configure your MetaMask wallet. Adding Polygon support to your wallet involves adding some network details to the extension. First, open MetaMask and click the network dropdown menu.

3. Adding the Polygon Network

Next, click [Add Network].

Then, input these details into the field.

New RPC URL

(Choose any of the following)

https://polygon-rpc.com
https://rpc-mainnet.maticvigil.com
https://rpc-mainnet.matic.network
https://rpc-mainnet.matic.quiknode.pro

Chain ID 137

Currency Symbol MATIC

Block Explorer URL https://polygonscan.com/

Click [Save], and your Polygon network should be successfully added to the list of networks on your MetaMask.

This is how you successfully add a Polygon network on MetaMask. If you want to add other custom networks, you can do so by finding out their New RPC URL, Chain ID, Currency Symbol and Block Explorer URL. After completing this step, the next step would be to buy FOLO. It is integral for users to have the Polygon network in their MetaMask such that they can transfer their coins into Quickswap to swap for FOLO.

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