Resources for DeFi and TELx

Step 4: Adding Polygon (MATIC) Network to your Web3 Wallet

TELx operates on the Polygon (MATIC) network, so please keep this in mind as we go through the guide

You should have your browser extension set up by now so you just need to click on the icon to open your wallet. From there, follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Ethereum Mainnet" at the top Ethereum Button.jpg
  2. Click on "Add Network" Add Network Button.jpg
  3. A new screen will appear and you should see "Polygon (MATIC)" as an option Polygon RPC.jpg
  4. Click "Approve"

You have successfully added the Polygon (MATIC) Network to your Web3 Wallet.

You should now see your tokens in the "Assets" section (after around 15-20 minutes from sending them). If you do not, you will just need to click on the "Import Tokens" button which looks like this:
Import Tokens.jpg

Another screen will come up that looks like this:

Import Screen.jpg
Now follow these steps:

  1. Find the token address by searching for the token on Polygonscan
  2. The "Symbol" and "Token Decimal" should automatically populate once you have added the token address
  3. Click the "Add Custom Token" button.

You should now be able to see your tokens on the Polygon network through your Web3 Wallet.

NOTE: The Polygon network uses MATIC for gas (processing) fees the same way that the Ethereum nework uses ETH. You will need to make sure you have some in your wallet in order to facilitate the next step, swapping tokens. If you need some MATIC for your initial transactions you can go HERE
This is what the swap app linked above looks like:
Swap for Gas.jpg
Keep in mind the transaction fees on the Polygon network are cheaper than the ETH network so you will only need a few MATIC to get started. Swap your ETH (most likely) for some MATIC and then we are ready for the next step.