In this video I explain how you can configure the Matic main net on Metamask to start interacting with the Matic/Polygon chain. You’ll need small amount of Matic to carry out transactions, and I show you how to receive enough to do a bunch of transactions.
Metamask – https://metamask.io/
Configuration values – https://docs.matic.network/docs/develop/metamask/config-matic/
Faucet (to receive Matic) – https://matic.supply/
Matic, which rebranded to Polygon in February 2021 is an Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution, which is aiming to become an interoperable blockchain scaling framework.
It seeks to address some of Ethereum’s major limitations—including its throughput, poor user experience (high speed and delayed transactions), and lack of community governance—using a novel sidechain solution.
Rather than being a simple scaling solution like its predecessor Matic Network—which uses a technology known as Plasma to process transactions off-chain before finalizing them on the Ethereum main chain—Polygon is designed to be an entire platform designed for launching interoperable blockchains.
Source : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lODuj3EY2vQ