How to get Polygon MATIC?

TLDR;

  • You will need MATIC on the Polygon network the very first time you buy or sell on Hawku to set up the appropriate authorizations.  It is usually around 0.03 MATIC but we recommend 0.05 just to be safe.
  • There are two ways to get MATIC: If you have Polygon ETH, go to Polygon's Gas Swap. It is easy to swap and buy 1-10 MATIC with no gas fees. If you do not have Polygon ETH,  [email protected] or DM us on Twitter at @hawku_com with your public ETH address and we will set you up with some.
  • FOR HAWKU, DO NOT BUY MATIC ON ETH MAINNET.  MATIC on ETH Mainnet is primarily used for staking and as investment in the Polygon network and is not used for transactions.  


About MATIC and Hawku

The very first time you sell or buy using the Hawku Marketplace you will need to grant the marketplace contract that Hawku uses (0x) authorization to do your buying and selling transactions.  This is a transaction on the blockchain and requires a tiny bit of the MATIC coin which is used as gas (or a way to pay the transaction) on the Polygon network.  

Unlike the ETH Mainnet where ETH is used as gas, in the polygon network people use ETH to pay for things and MATIC for the gas.  

While most sites - including Hawku architect their software so you do not normally need MATIC for transactions, on occasional instances you will need it (mostly for one-time authorizations and approvals).

How to get MATIC

If you do not have MATIC, we recommend two ways to get MATIC into your account.  

IMPORTANT: The MATIC you need is on the Polygon Network and NOT ETH MAINNET.  DO NOT BUY MATIC ON ETH MAINNET FOR HAWKU.

1) if you already have WETH on Polygon, we strongly recommend you go to the  Polygon's Gas Swap run by Polygon.  You can easily and cheaply purchase 1-10 MATIC which will cover you not only for Hawku but also help when you need to make other transactions on the Polygon network.  This is by far the best long term solution.

2) If you do not have any WETH on polygon, email [email protected] or DM @hawku_com on Twitter with your ETH address.  We will then add a tiny amount of MATIC to your account to get you through the approvals.  

As always, if you have any other issues, please contact [email protected] or dm @hawku_com on Twitter.