Using the Polygon PoS sidechain.

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.

Connecting via MetaMask

See this guide from the Polygon documentation to connect your MetaMask extension to the Polygon PoS chain.

Alternative RPCs:

Polygon Faucet

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.

Bridging Tokens from Ethereum

To transfer MATIC or ERC20 tokens on the Ethereum network to MATIC or ERC20 tokens on the Polygon PoS network use the Polygon Bridge.

Bridging Tokens from other Sidechains

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.


Other Info

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 #⛈helpDiscord channel.

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