Polygon is a blockchain that provides scalable, secure, and quick transactions with Ethereum currencies like ETH, USDC, and DAI. Think of Polygon as a sibling to Ethereum: the currencies are similar, but the two blockchains have slight differences.
This guide explains how to navigate the Polygon blockchain, including:
- How to see your funds on Polygon
- How to use Polygonscan to see your transaction history on Polygon
How to see your funds on Polygon
There are two ways to view your funds on Polygon.
Currently, OpenSea supports Polygon ETH and MATIC on Polygon. You can follow these steps to see your Polygon ETH and MATIC balances:
1. Navigate to the top-right corner of OpenSea and click your Wallet balance.
2. Click the chain logo at the top of your wallet and select the Polygon chain.
3. Now you’ll be able to see your Polygon wallet balance.
If you've recently completed a Polygon transaction using OpenSea, but the balance on OpenSea hasn't updated (there can be a short delay across blockchains updating), and you’re using a third-party crypto wallet such as MetaMask, you can use wallet.polygon.technology to view the correct balance.
Using Polygonscan is just like using Etherscan! You can use Polygonscan to view transactions and addresses on the Polygon (PoS) mainnet.
Navigate to Polygonscan.com and use the same wallet address you use on Ethereum. For example, if you use MetaMask, simply copy the address at the top of the MetaMask extension and copy it in the search field on Polygonscan.
You'll then be taken to the address view where you can see balances for various tokens on Polygon (PoS).
To see your Polygon ETH balance, click on the "Token" field. To see your transaction history, click on the "ERC-20 Token Txns" tab.