How to get MATIC tokens on the Polygon network

Bridging MATIC tokens on the Polygon network can be a tricky process, which is why we recommend using Binance or Kucoin as you can withdraw right to the Polygon network.

1. First you will need to add the MATIC Mainnet to your MetaMask wallet by visiting glitch.tapmydata.com and clicking “Connect with MetaMask”. This will automatically add the network to your wallet.

2. When you have completed that, you will need to switch to the Polygon network (Matic Mainnet) in MetaMask to see your address.

3. Once there you can copy and paste your wallet address into the withdrawal address in Binance.

4. By going to the Binance withdrawal page once you have bought MATIC tokens, you can select the network in which you want to withdraw to.

5. The process is the same for Kucoin, follow the steps above on the Kucoin platform and make sure to select the Polygon (MATIC) network to withdraw to.

 

How to buy directly from MetaMask

If you would like to purchase directly from MetaMask on the Polygon network, then it couldn’t be easier.

1. Click on MetaMask and change networks to the Matic Mainnet (or Polygon Network)

2. Next you will want to click “Buy” and choose a payment method.

3. Click “Transak”.

4. Next you will want to choose the amount you wish to purchase and currency, in this case we will be choosing “Matic” on the Polygon network.

5. Follow the purchasing steps, and after completion the Matic will appear in your selected wallet under the “Matic Mainnet”

How to bridge MATIC tokens to the Polygon network

If you already own MATIC on the Ethereum network, this is how you can bridge them to Polygon and start minting your Glitch ID:

1. Head on over to https://wallet.polygon.technology/bridge and connect your wallet.

Signing in polygon

2. When you have connected, you will be transferred to the bridging portal to change your assets.

polygon bridge portal

3. Next, select which tokens you want to send, and click “Transfer”. It will take about 7-8 minutes to deposit your funds.

polygon bridge transfer message

4. A pop up will appear to sign and approve the transaction in your MetaMask wallet. This is where you will see the gas fee. After paying, a progress bar indicating when your transfer is complete will appear.

Transfer in progress Polygon

You should now be able to see your new balance in your MetaMask wallet on the MATIC Mainnet.

You can now go ahead and mint your Glitch ID with MATIC tokens here.