Buy and swap Polygon tokens, connect to Polygon web3 apps, and more. To explore Polygon web3 in style, download Exodus Mobile or Exodus Web3 Wallet!
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What is the Polygon ecosystem?
Polygon, formerly known as the Matic Network, was founded in 2017. Polygon is a layer-2 scaling solution that runs alongside the Ethereum blockchain.
Polygon (MATIC) is Polygon’s primary cryptocurrency, which is used to pay for transaction fees, also known as gas. You can also stake MATIC. MATIC has a limited supply, with about 7.4 billion in circulation. There will never be more than 10 billion coins in circulation.
If you're looking for blockchain data, the most popular block explorer for Polygon is PolygonScan.
How do I connect to Polygon dApps and web3 apps?
First of all, what are dApps and web3 apps? They're like any other app, except they're built using blockchain technology like smart contracts. Instead of signing in with a username and password, you connect with a crypto wallet.
All dApps are web3 apps, but not all web3 apps are decentralized, so 'web3 app' is the umbrella term used for any app you connect to with a crypto wallet. If you'd like to learn more, visit: What are dApps and Web3 apps?
You can connect to Polygon web3 apps with the Web3 browser or WalletConnect in Exodus Mobile, or by using the browser extension Exodus Web3 Wallet.
Web3 browser on Exodus Mobile
Connect to some of the most popular Polygon Web3 apps with the Web3 browser in Exodus Mobile.
When you're connected, you can explore the wonderful world of web3. Browse and bid on NFTs, participate in DeFi, and much more. To learn more, visit: Web3 browser in Exodus Mobile.
WalletConnect on Exodus Mobile
You can connect to any Polygon web3 app with WalletConnect in Exodus Mobile.
WalletConnect is an open-source tool that connects mobile wallets to web3. To learn more, visit the article: WalletConnect in Exodus Mobile.
Exodus Web3 Wallet
You can connect to any Polygon web3 app with Exodus Web3 Wallet.
Web3 Wallet is a multi-chain browser extension wallet for Chrome and Brave. To learn how to download, install, and use Web3 Wallet, visit: Getting started with Exodus Web3 Wallet.
Tutorial video: How to connect to Polygon dApps and web3 apps
What are some popular web3 apps on Polygon?
There are a lot of dApps and web3 apps to explore, that cover everything from DeFi to staking to NFTs and more. Below, you can find some of the most popular Polygon web3 apps.
You can connect and explore without any funds in your wallet. But if you want to interact with web3 apps, you'll need some Polygon (MATIC) in your wallet to pay transaction fees, also known as gas.
Don't have any Polygon (MATIC) yet? Jump to: How do I buy Polygon (MATIC)?
It's important to note that Exodus provides a software interface that allows you to connect to web3. Exodus can't guarantee the safety of any third-party platform, including the web3 apps listed here. Make sure you do your own research and only connect to web3 apps you trust 100%.
For more information about how to stay safe while exploring the wide world of web3, please visit: Safety and security for DeFi and Web3.
Aave is a finance web3 app that allows users to lend and borrow cryptocurrencies. AAVE eliminates the need for a middleman (such as a bank) and removes the approval process for taking out a loan.
dYdX is a DEX that enables margin trading and perpetual trading. Margin trading on dYdX lets you take up to 20x leverage on your trades. Perpetual trading has no expiration date, meaning you can hold or trade your position indefinitely.
Lido lets you stake any amount of MATIC and earn daily staking rewards. You can also use your staked MATIC in other DeFi web3 apps to compound your income.
OpenSea is the first and largest global NFT marketplace that functions on multiple blockchains. You can explore all kinds of NFTs, from collectibles to photography, to domain names, and more.
Refinable is a multichain decentralized marketplace for discovering, exploring, creating, and exchanging NFTs.
PlayDapp Market is a Polygon NFT marketplace where you can purchase and sell in-game NFTs and other digital assets.
The Sandbox is a decentralized, community-driven gaming ecosystem.
How do I buy Polygon (MATIC)?
If you need to buy some Polygon (MATIC), you can use the Buy Crypto feature in your Exodus wallet!
Depending on your region, you may be able to purchase through Ramp, MoonPay, or both. You can find our step-by-step guides here:
For general info on how to buy crypto, visit: Where can I buy Bitcoin and other crypto?
How can I swap Polygon in Exodus?
You can swap your MATIC and Polygon tokens with no sign-up or account creation necessary. Using Exodus Swap, you can securely swap crypto directly from your wallet via both decentralized (DEX) and centralized (CEX) third-party exchange API providers. In most cases, you don't have to KYC, and exchanges are often complete in a few minutes!
Exodus Swap is available on:
To learn more, visit: How do I swap crypto using the in-app exchange?
On Web3 Wallet, you can swap Polygon and Polygon tokens via DEX aggregators. For information about swapping crypto on Web3 Wallet, visit: How do I swap crypto in Web3 Wallet?
Which Polygon tokens does Exodus support?
Exodus supports different Polygon tokens. You can search for your token, and enable supported Polygon tokens, by following the steps in this guide: How do I enable and disable assets in Exodus?
If your token isn't supported, jump to: How do I add custom Polygon tokens?
You can see all supported Polygon tokens if you filter by the Polygon network in the Assets section of your wallet. For a full guide on how to do this, visit: How do I find an asset by its network?
How do I add custom Polygon tokens?
On the off-chance Exodus doesn't yet support your favorite Polygon token, you can always add it as a custom token!
You can find all the steps here: How do I add a custom token?
How do I display my Polygon NFTs?
You can display your Polygon NFTs in your NFT Gallery in Exodus.
Available in Exodus Mobile, Desktop, and Web3 Wallet, the NFT Gallery is an easy way to show off your Polygon NFTs.
You can find out more here: How do I explore the NFT Gallery?