Welcome to Magic Eden on Polygon, the exciting world of NFT minting and trading. This guide will walk you through the steps to get started on our platform, from creating a wallet to buying Polygon NFTs and navigating the secondary market. Join us on this magical journey and unlock the full potential of Magic Eden!
Creating a wallet
To access the wonders of Magic Eden, you'll need a wallet. We recommend using Magic Eden Wallet, which facilitates collecting NFTs seamlessly across multiple chains.
Remember, never share your wallet's seed phrase with anyone to keep your funds secure.
Buying Polygon NFTs with Magic Eden Wallet
After downloading and installing the Magic Eden Wallet, and ensuring you've securely backed up your seed phrase, you're all set to start collecting Polygon NFTs.
To get started, just click on the 'Connect Wallet' button located in the top-right corner of the Magic Eden interface.
Next, navigate to the 'Polygon' tab and choose the 'Magic Eden Wallet' option.
The Magic Eden Wallet intelligently identifies the blockchain you're operating on and seamlessly connects the relevant address from your wallet, in this case, Polygon.
Swapping Ethereum to Matic using Magic Eden Wallet
Magic Eden Wallet simplifies the process of converting your cryptocurrency to Matic for trading on the Polygon platform.
If you hold other cryptocurrencies such as Solana, Bitcoin, or Ethereum, you can easily utilize the swap function within the wallet.
Navigate to the 'Swap' tab within the Magic Eden Wallet.
Select the cryptocurrency you wish to swap for Matic.
Click on the pink 'Swap' button to initiate the exchange.
The swap process is seamless and hassle-free, with the Matic tokens promptly arriving in your wallet
Other ways to convert Ethereum to Polygon
To transact on the Polygon Network, you'll need to convert your Ethereum to Matic.
Follow these steps:
Utilize established 'bridges' to convert Ethereum to Polygon
If you're bridging ETH, add a small amount of extra ETH to cover gas fees during the bridging process (usually around 0.01 ETH, but having 0.02 ETH is even safer).
Umbria Narni Bridge:
Access the Umbria Narni Bridge and select "Bridge Assets" to reach the bridge screen.
Connect your wallet with "Ethereum Mainnet" selected in your MetaMask and follow the instructions to send ETH from the Ethereum Network to the Polygon Network.
Use Polygon Bridge and click the three dots next to "Add to MetaMask." Your wETH should appear in your MetaMask wallet when Polygon Mainnet is selected.
In case this doesn't work, go back to MetaMask, scroll down to "Add Token" on the Polygon Mainnet page, and add the following address: 0x7ceB23fD6bC0adD59E62ac25578270cFf1b9f619.
You can use these exchanges to purchase Matic directly and send it to your wallet you will be connecting to Magic Eden.
Decentralized exchanges for swaps
Trading on the secondary market
Once you have successfully acquired your cryptocurrency, you can explore the vibrant secondary market on Magic Eden. Here's how:
Browse the available listings and select the NFT you're interested in.
Ensure you have sufficient funds in your wallet to make the purchase.
Follow the platform's instructions to complete the transaction.
With this comprehensive guide, you're well-equipped to embark on your journey into the enchanting world of Magic Eden on Polygon. From creating your wallet to navigating the minting process and exploring the secondary market, you have all the tools to unlock the magic of NFTs.