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Guide to easily Create a POL token

Polygon offers a scalable and user-friendly environment for developers to build decentralized applications (dApps) and create custom tokens. With faster transaction times and significantly lower fees compared to Ethereum, Polygon is attracting a growing community and fostering a vibrant token economy.

The blockchain landscape can be daunting for token creation, often requiring deep technical knowledge. But the Polygon network offers a refreshing alternative! This guide empowers you to create your own “pol token,” “MATIC token,” or any other custom token on Polygon within minutes, using a user-friendly approach.

View of token configuration page for creating a polygon token on Token Tool

Effortlessly Launch Your Token on the Polygon Network

Before You Begin:

  • Understand Polygon Tokens: Familiarize yourself with the potential and use cases of tokens within the Polygon ecosystem.
  • Supported Wallets: Ensure you have a MetaMask wallet set up and connected to the Polygon network (NOT the Meld network!).
  • Fund Your Wallet: Have enough MATIC tokens to cover network fees. MATIC is the native currency of the Polygon network, similar to how Ethereum uses ETH for gas.
  • Research Token Standards: Polygon primarily utilizes the ERC-20 token standard.

Let’s Build Your Polygon Token!

We’ll guide you through a simplified process, replacing the Meld-specific steps with Polygon-centric actions.

Steps to Create Your Polygon Token:

  1. Go to Token Tool and select Create Token from the side menu
  2. Connect Your Wallet: Select “Connect Wallet” and choose MetaMask or your wallet of choice. Ensure it’s connected to the Polygon network.
  3. Define Token Properties:
    • Token Name: The name for your token (e.g., “AwesomeToken”).
    • Symbol: The abbreviation for your token (e.g., “AWST”).
    • Initial Supply: The total number of tokens created at launch.
    • Decimals: The number of decimal places for your token’s value.
  4. Configure Optional Features: Token Tool provides you with a wide set of functionalities for your token. You can enable any of the features that you require by simply toggling the buttons. Make sure to carefully review these options before deploying as they cannot be deactivated after that.
  5. Confirm and Deploy: Double-check your token details and initiate the creation process. Confirm the transaction in your wallet, paying the network fees + service fees in MATIC tokens.
  6. Token Successfully Created! Congratulations! Your custom Polygon token is now live on the Polygon blockchain. You’ll receive details about the transaction and your token address in pop modal once the transaction is processed.

Difference between Polygon PoS and Polygon zkEVM

Polygon PoS and Polygon zkEVM are both Layer 2 scaling solutions for the Ethereum blockchain, aiming to reduce transaction fees and increase throughput. However, they take different approaches. Polygon PoS utilizes a sidechain secured by its own set of validators, boasting very fast transaction speeds (under a second) and minimal fees (fractions of a cent). However, security relies on the validators acting honestly.

Polygon zkEVM leverages zero-knowledge proofs to inherit Ethereum’s security, offering slightly slower finality (around 10 minutes) but guaranteed security by the mainnet. Transaction fees are also lower than Ethereum’s mainnet, but slightly higher than Polygon PoS. In essence, you choose between blazing speed and near-instant finality with slightly lower security, or slightly slower transactions with the ultimate security of Ethereum.

Unlocking the Potential of Polygon Tokens

By leveraging the Polygon network’s low fees and fast transaction times, you can create innovative tokens that contribute to the dApp (decentralized application) ecosystem. Remember, this guide provides a foundational understanding. Conduct your own research and seek professional guidance if needed.

Author: Saher
Published: 2024-03-18

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