Intro to Polygon NFTs

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Magic Eden Polygon

Intro to Polygon NFTs

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Introduction

Get to know the basics of the Polygon blockchain

2

Wallets

Understand how to connect to the Polygon network with your crypto wallet

3

Minting NFTs

Familiarize yourself with minting NFTs on Magic Eden

Introduction

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.

Why Polygon?

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.

Wallets

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

  • Once you’re in MetaMask, click on the “Ethereum Mainnet” button at the top
  • Once the drop down menu appears, click on “Add Network”
  • You’ll be taken to a page where you can add other networks to your wallet. Under the popular custom networks list, you should see “Polygon Mainnet”, just click on Add.
  • A confirmation will pop up on screen, click on approve, then click “Switch network”
  • Now your Polygon wallet is ready to go!

How do I get my funds onto Polygon?

(Using Metamask)

  • Go to wallet.polygon.technology
  • Click on “Connect to a Wallet” at the top right of the page
  • Click on MetaMask, then approve the connection on your wallet
  • Click on “Move funds from Ethereum to Polygon”

If you’re looking to transfer from Ethereum to Polygon:

  • Type in the amount of ethereum that you’d like to deposit
  • Click on transfer, you will see a prompt with gas fee
  • Pay the gas fee to confirm the transaction
  • Once paid, you’re all set!

 

What wallets are supported?

Magic Eden supports Metamask and WalletConnect on the Polygon network.

Minting NFTs

How do I mint on Magic Eden’s Polygon Launchpad?

  • Go to Launchpad page and click on the Collection you would like to mint
  • Connect with your wallet. If your wallet is eligible to mint, you will see the Mint button appear. The Mint button will show the countdown to the start of the mint or will say "Mint" if minting has already begun
  • Once the mint has started, hit the Mint button and remember to confirm the transaction once prompted by your wallet
  • If the mint transaction was successful, you will see a success message pop up. Your new NFT will be in your wallet! If not successful, you will see an error message