How to obtain MATIC on Polygon
For the release of Decentralize Comic NFTs we chose to use the Polygon network. This allows us to keep the cost of tx fees down to a small fraction of ETH fees. As these NFTs will be minted at a very low price (starting at $5) we didn't want people to be paying $50-$100 just in gas fees to mint one.
Now that OpenSea has implemented the Polygon chain it was a no brainer to go this route. In order to mint directly from our minting dapp you will first need to aquire MATIC on the Polygon chain. There are two versions of MATIC. One being a token on the Ethereum chain and the other being on the Polygon chain.
The first step will be in connecting your metamask wallet with the Polygon chain itself. The simplest and easiest method is just to use our
CONNECT METAMASK button on the minting dapp decentralize.wtf. This will automatically connect your wallet to our dapp and sync it with the correct Polygon chain.
The other route is to add the Polygon network manually. You can do this in metamask by click the network in the top right and selecting
network name: Polygon Mainnet RPC URL: https://polygon-rpc.com/ Chain ID: 137 Currency Symbol: MATIC Blockchain Explorer: https://polygonscan.com/```
The simplest and quickest way to obtain MATIC on the Polygon chain is by purchasing it directly from an exchange that supports the Polygon network. For example binance, huobi, and gate.io all support withdrawals of MATIC on the Polygon chain.
Once you have purchased MATIC there copy your address from metamask (note the address will be the same as your ETH address). In binance select withdraw MATIC Polygon and click on
Network then select MATIC Polygon.