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.
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.
Matic(Polygon) Mainnet Faucet - Get Free Matic on Layer2
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.