How to Participate in a Polygon Pool during a Polkastarter IDO

Polkastarter IDOs are live on Polygon! Participating in a Polygon IDO for the first time? Here’s what you need to know.


If you’re already an avid Polygon user or you’re eager to start participating in the Polygon pools in the future, we’ve put together this tutorial guide to help you navigate when you participate in future IDOs.

Before you Start

  • You will need $MATIC in order to participate in the Polygon Pools to pay for the network fees and (in most cases) - buy your allocation. You can buy $MATIC on Uniswap, Coinbase, Binance, and other exchanges - see the full $MATIC markets list. You can also bridge funds to Polygon with the official Polygon bridge.
  • If you have never used the Polygon network before, check out this article to add Polygon chain to your MetaMask and ensure your wallet is connected and funded before attempting to participate in a Polkastarter IDO Polygon pool.
  • After you’ve successfully connected your MetaMask to Polygon and added the necessary amount of $MATIC, proceed with the steps below:

Step 1: Navigate

Go to and click “Connect Wallet” in the top right corner.

Step 2: Select Polygon

On the top right-hand corner of the site, click on the wallet/network icon.

The popup window will display all available networks. You should see “Polygon”. Click on it.

Step 3: Confirm

The in-wallet interaction should be triggered. Confirm the network change with the 'Switch network' button.

You should now be connected to the Polygon chain!

If your wallet has a message saying you have selected the wrong network, please connect your MetaMask to Polygon and reconnect Polkastarter with steps 1 and 2 above.

Step 4: IDO!

From here, you’re ready to participate in future Polkastarter IDOs on the Polygon network. The Polkastarter site is now displaying Polygon Pools!

On the day of the sale, navigate to the respective Project Page of the project you are about to back and contribute to the pool. You can find detailed instructions about joining the token sale on Polkastarter in our IDO participation step-by-step guide.

Getting Allowlisted

For the Polkastarter public sales, users must have at least 250 POLS Power, from either holding/staking $POLS or providing liquidity on Uniswap or Pancakeswap in order to be eligible for allowlisting. You can complete steps 1–3 before the IDO, and we recommend doing so to ensure everything works smoothly with your MetaMask and Polygon.

And yes — it’s that easy! This is just the beginning for Polkastarter cross-chain interoperability 💪

About Polkastarter

Polkastarter is a fully decentralized protocol for launching new ideas. Our curation process and industry access enable us to offer the best new projects in blockchain and digital assets.

With Polkastarter, decentralized projects can raise awareness, build a loyal community, and receive long-term support. Users of the platform will be able to participate in a secure and compliant environment and use assets both in and beyond the ERC20 standard.

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