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Mar 13, 20243 min read

How To Swap Tokens On Polygon

author-avatarMoritz Putzhammer

Are you looking for a fast and easy way to swap your tokens on Polygon? Jumper Exchange has you covered!

This blog post offers a clear, step-by-step guide for swapping assets on Polygon. In the multi-chain crypto ecosystem, it's vital to navigate effectively. Let's dive in and explore how Jumper can be your compass in the vast sea of DeFi.

What Is Polygon Network?

Polygon, formerly known as the Matic Network, is a scaling solution that aims to provide multiple tools to improve the speed and reduce the cost and complexities of transactions on blockchain networks. Polygon bills itself as a layer-2 network, which acts as an add-on layer to Ethereum that does not seek to change the original blockchain layer. Polygon helps Ethereum expand in size, security, efficiency, and usefulness and seeks to spur developers to bring enticing products to market all the quicker.

What Are Swaps?

Token swapping, a key feature of decentralized exchanges, enables the seamless exchange of different assets. Whether you're trading MATIC for DAI or any other ERC-20 token, this process is known for its swiftness and cost-effectiveness. In order to swap tokens on Polygon, you will need native gas tokens. MATIC is Polygon’s native currency and is used to pay transaction gas fees. Before you initiate a swap, make sure you have enough MATIC to pay the transaction fees.

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Where to Swap on Polygon?

In the realm of token swapping, choices range from centralized exchanges (CEXs) known for their liquidity to decentralized exchanges (DEXs) that offer direct, peer-to-peer transactions without intermediaries and even solvers that promise the best prices and low slippage. Amid these varied options, Jumper emerges as a noteworthy recommendation for those seeking to swap on Polygon but also to bridge, trade and/or transfer tokens and here's why:

  • Jumper has aggregated (combined) the biggest and best liquidity sources (think DEXs, DEX aggregators, solvers and bridges) into a single interface — and it works on all of your favorite chains
  • Jumper routes users through all the major DEXs, DEX aggregators and even solvers, including Uniswap, 1inch, Paraswap, Sushi, Quickswap, Pancake, Pangolin, and more
  • Jumper maintains 15+ bridge integrations if you want to do cross-chain swaps, Including Connext, Circle CCTP, Hop, Stargate, Across, cBridge, Hyphen, and more.
  • Supported chains include Arbitrum, Ethereum, Polygon, Avalanche, BNB Chain, and more

Steps To Swap On The Polygon Network

2

Connect your wallet

3

Select tokens to swap

4

Select destination chain and token

5

Enter desired amount to swap.

6

Select desired route

7

Hit 'Review swap' and confirm the transaction.

8

After a few minutes, you have successfully swapped on Polygon.

TL;DR

This article provides an essential guide to swapping assets on the Polygon network, highlighting its role as a layer-2 solution enhancing Ethereum's scalability by improving transaction speed and reducing costs. It emphasizes the importance of MATIC for gas fees and introduces Jumper as an invaluable platform that aggregates top liquidity sources across various chains, facilitating efficient token swaps. Through detailed steps, the piece equips readers to navigate the DeFi space on Polygon with ease, showcasing Jumper's broad chain and DEX support. Ideal for users looking to leverage faster, cost-effective DeFi transactions, this guide underscores Polygon's contribution to the growth of the Ethereum ecosystem and the seamless trading experience Jumper offers.

Swap on Jumper today!

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Moritz Putzhammer

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