Getting started with Polygon

In this section, you will learn how to connect and use your Web3 wallet on the Polygon Network.

Connect your Web3 wallet to the Polygon Network

We recommend using Metamask wallet as your Web3 wallet.

  • Log in to your wallet

  • In the search box insert polygon mainnet

  • Click the connect your wallet button on the top right

  • Click _add to Metamask _ button

If Metamask is well connected the fox icon appears.

Deposit at least 0.2 MATIC to your Polygon wallet.

What is $MATIC?

$MATIC is the currency used on Polygon to pay for transaction fees and, consequently, for deploying a DAO, in the same way that ETH is used on Ethereum.

Where can I get $MATIC?

$MATIC can be bought on a decentralized exchange such as UniSwap, using $ETH or any other ERC20 token. Then $MATIC needs to be transferred onto the Polygon network using a 'bridge' such as

Alternatively, $MATIC can be bought from a centralized exchange, such as Binance or Kucoin and then sent directly to your Polygon wallet.

How much $MATIC is necessary to deploy a DAO?

At least 0.2 $MATIC is required to deploy an Aragon DAO, though the actual cost might be more or less (depending on the network traffic). You can estimate the necessary gas price here.

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