Add Polygon Network
Add Polygon Network - last step in buying a Burble NFT!
What is Polygon?
As we discussed in the NFT First Timers page, there are different types of blockchain networks that enable different things. Polygon, for example, is a layer of blockchain that enables very quick transactions and super secure protocols, which means you can dive into the cryptoworld easily. A more technical description of what Polygon, or MATIC (Polygon’s currency) is below: Polygon (MATIC) is a fast and highly scalable Layer 2 scaling solution for the Ethereum network. It also functions as a platform for building and connecting Ethereum compatible blockchains. Polygon reduces transaction fees on the. Ethereum network, whilst also increasing the speed of transactions drastically
Why does Burble use Polygon?
Burble partnered with Polygon because we trust their process and feel confident that their extremely low gas fees (gas fees are like credit card transaction fees) and security measures are world class.
Alright sold. I’m ready to add the Polygon Network - where do I start?
Note: Please make sure you have already installed Metamask! Although this all sounds technical, it is very easy if you follow step by step. Within minutes you’ll be ready to be a part of Polygon and Burble.
Step 1: Navigate to polygonscan.com
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the button Add Polygon Network
Step 3: Once you click the button you will see a Metamask Notification, now click on Approve. You will be directly switched to Polygon’s Mainnet now in the network dropdown list. You can now close the dialog.
If you are facing any issues with this process, you can add the Network manually. See the steps below!
Add the Polygon network manually
To add Polygon’s Mainnet, click on the Network selection dropdown on Metamask and then click on Custom RPC.
It will open up a form with 2 tabs on the top, “Settings” and “Info”. Steps are below:
Step 1: In the Settings tab, you can add Polygon Mainnet in the Network Name field
Step 2: Add this URL https://polygon-rpc.com/ in the New RPC URL field
Step 3: 137 in Chain ID field MATIC in Currency Symbol field
Step 4: https://polygonscan.com/ in Block Explorer URL field.
Once you’ve added the information click on Save. You will be directly switched to Polygon’s Mainnet now in the network dropdown list. You can now close the dialog.
You have successfully added Polygon Network to your Metamask!