Overview of MetaMask
MetaMask is a crypto asset (virtual currency) wallet that can manage, send, receive, and connect various virtual coins (tokens) to related services. A virtual currency wallet is, as the term implies, “a wallet that can (store) virtual currency” and can manage blockchain-based virtual currencies issued worldwide.
This article will show you how to add the Polygon (MATIC) chain to your MetaMask virtual currency wallet!
If you have already downloaded the “MetaMask” virtual currency wallet, go to the next section, “How to connect the Polygon (MATIC) chain to MetaMask,” to connect your wallet to the Polygon (MATIC) chain.
Also, if you have not downloaded and set up MetaMask, please check out the related articles below for more information on MetaMask and how to download it.
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How to connect the Polygon (MATIC) chain to MetaMask
MetaMask is initially only able to manage tokens associated with the Ethereum and ETH chains. Therefore, you may lose your assets if you transfer tokens from the “Polygon (MATIC) chain” to an address displayed in the Ethereum chain.
Therefore, from this point on, let’s add the “Polygon (MATIC) Chain” to your meta mask and set it up so that you can deposit tokens associated with the Polygon (MATIC) Chain!
1. Open the Wallet Extension
Open the Wallet Extension (MetaMask) and select the topmost network drop-down menu labeled “Ethereum Mainnet” in the image.
2. Add a network(1)
Next, select “Add Network”.
3. Add Network(2)
Finally, enter the following information in each field shown in the image above, after completing the input, select “Save” to complete the addition of the Polygon (MATIC) chain.
Network name: Polygon
New RPC URL: https://polygon-rpc.com
Chain ID: 137
Currency symbol: MATIC
Block Explorer URL: https://polygonscan.com/
4. Setup complete
You now connect to the Polygon (MATIC) chain in your MetaMask account!