The Polygon PoS chain is an EVM-compatible ethereum sidechain, secured by a permissionless set of PoS validators and checkpoints submitted to Ethereum. It uses MATIC as the native token for transactions.
See the Polygon documentation for more details.
For anyone interested in experimenting with Polygon before bridging tokens from the Ethereum mainnet or any other sidechain through xPollinate, you can use the Polygon faucet to claim 0.001 MATIC for free, which is enough to execute a few transactions on Polygon.
To transfer MATIC or ERC20 tokens on the Ethereum network to MATIC or ERC20 tokens on the Polygon PoS network use the Polygon Bridge.
To transfer stablecoins between sidechains using the xPollinate bridge, which uses Connext's State Channels, a technology that enables bridging without introducing any new trust assumptions or external validators.
Currently supports the transferring of DAI, USDC and USDT between the Polygon, xDai, Fantom and BSC mainnets.
The Polygon Block Explorer, similar to Etherscan, can be used to see transactions and accounts.
If you need help getting connected or using any of the above services, come to the