Intro to Polygon NFTs
Get to know the basics of the Polygon blockchain
Understand how to connect to the Polygon network with your crypto wallet
Familiarize yourself with minting NFTs on Magic Eden
What is Polygon?
Polygon is a leading blockchain development platform, offering scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchains for Web3. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to major Ethereum scaling solutions including L2 (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid, stand-alone and enterprise chains, and data availability.
You may have experience with NFTs on Ethereum or Solana, other popular blockchains for NFTs.
As a L2 scaling solution, Polygon processes transactions quickly with low gas fees while leveraging security from Ethereum. Polygon is also EVM compatible, meaning developers can deploy the same contracts on Polygon as they do on Ethereum.
With over 1.3 billion transactions recorded, 130 million unique wallets and ~2.7 million monthly active users, Polygon is a scaling solution ready for global adoption of NFTs, especially for the fast-growing genre of gaming NFTs.
How do I connect Metamask to Polygon Network?
If you don’t have a MetaMask wallet yet, check out our video tutorial on how to set up a MetaMask wallet