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Buyers do not have to pay gas when making trades with my NFTs.
My NFTs are available on Opensea, one of the first and largest NFT marketplaces to provide cross-blockchain support, starting with a gas-free marketplace on the Polygon blockchain. Save those Benny's for more NFTs instead of padding fees.
For those new to this method, you will learn how to purchase NFTs on Opensea via the Polygon Network. Straight from Opensea.
Why use Polygon
Polygon is a blockchain that provides scalable, secure and instant transactions with Ethereum currencies like ETH, USDC, DAI.
This guide explains several of the advantages to buying NFTs on Polygon:
- There are no more costly wallet initialization fees.
- Selling and buying NFTs is gas free.
- Gas fees are only required when transferring ETH funds to the Polygon network.
Please note that buying an NFT on Polygon requires using Polygon ETH. In order to spend your Ethereum currencies on Polygon, you must first bridge them across the Polygone blockchain.
How to Bridge ETH to Polygon
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.
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.
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).
How to buy NFTs on Polygon
To find items on Polygon, make sure to check "Polygon" under the "Chains" section on the left panel when browsing NFT assets.
Polygon items can be identified by the purple hexagon, Polygon's logo, on the lower left corner of each NFT item.
Buying NFTs on Polygon is just like buying NFTs on the Ethereum mainnet. Once you've found your item, click on the big blue "Buy Now" button.
If this is your first time purchasing an item on Polygon, you'll be asked to unlock Polygon trading on your wallet. This only needs to be done once.
Once you've signed the unlocking transactions, your NFT purchase should be processed quickly!
Congrats! You've just purchased your first NFT on Polygon.