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How do I transfer ETH from Ethereum to Polygon?

By August 17, 2021No Comments

Polygon is a blockchain that provides scalable, secure and instant transactions with Ethereum currencies like ETH, USDC, DAI. In order to spend your Ethereum currencies on Polygon, you must first “bridge” them across to the Polygon blockchain.

This guide explains how to transfer currencies from the Ethereum network to the Polygon (PoS) network.

How do I use Polygon on OpenSea?

In order to use the Polygon ETH on OpenSea, you will need to “bridge” or transfer your Ethereum (ETH) onto Polygon (PoS).

You can do this by heading to the wallet icon, located on the top-right of the OpenSea website. You should already have some ETH in your account. Click here to learn about how you can purchase ETH.




Once you have ETH in your wallet, click on the three circles on the right. You should see a button, “Bridge to Polygon“.

After clicking it, a pop-up window will appear and you can enter how much ETH you would like to bridge onto Polygon.



You’ll be prompted to sign a transaction on your crypto wallet. If you use MetaMask, it will look like this.




Once you’ve signed the transaction and it’s completed, you should a confirmation.




The bridging process from Ethereum to Polygon takes approximately 7 minutes. Once it’s successful, you’ll see a purple ETH icon representing your bridged ETH on Polygon (PoS).




For extra confirmation, you can visit “Token Transfers” for your address on Polygonscan, which is similar to Etherscan.




Now that you’ve transferred ETH onto Polygon (PoS), click here to learn how to buy your first NFT on Polygon.