Setting up Polygon (Matic Network)

Polygon is used by many to avoid the high gas fees when transacting on the blockchain, its incredibly fast and carbon neutral.

Setting up Polygon (Matic Network)

Pre-requisites:
MetaMask extension installed on the browser
At least one wallet created or imported
Connecting MetaMask to Polygon
Switch the connected blockchain by clicking on the tab saying Main Ethereum Network, we need to add Polygon.


Scroll down until you find Add Network.


Enter in the Polygon settings as follows:

Network name: Polygon Mainnet
RPC URL: https://polygon-rpc.com
Chain ID: 137
Currency: MATIC
Explorer: https://polygonscan.com/
Click Save.

You have now connected to the Polygon Mainnet with your Metamask Wallet!

Transactions on the Polygon network requires MATIC which will be used as gas fee.