Adding Polygon / Matic to your MetaMask or Coinbase Wallet

Hi Chris here back with a quick #crypto tutorial! How to add Polygon / MATIC to your #Metamask and #Coinbase Wallet apps. Please make sure to do this in advance of Accel’s launch on Polygon / MATIC so that you are ready to go!

A frequently asked question is what is #Polygon and #MATIC? What’s the difference between the two?

Well Polygon is actually a layer on top of the #Ethereum network, a scaling solution designed to make transaction costs cheaper by processing transactions elsewhere. In the case of Polygon, these transaction are batched and processed for fractions of a cent on their proprietary proof-of-stake blockchain. MATIC refers to the name of their native utility crypto token. Originally, Polygon was actually called Matic, but when they rebranded they decided to leave the token name the same.

So simply put, Polygon is to Ethereum, as MATIC is to ETH.

Metamask Details:
Network Name: Polygon / MATIC
Chain ID: 137
Symbol: MATIC
Block Explorer URL:

(for the network name you can just leave it as Polygon if you would like)


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