Polygon is a protocol and framework used to create and scale Ethereum compatible blockchains. It aims to create an "Ethereum internet of blockchains", which would allow different projects and protocols interconnectability and interoperability. It currently offers an SDK enabling developers to build their own blockchain, as well as its own sidechain where developers can use Polygon's scability solution while still benefitting from Ethereum based security.
Bitvavo makes it as easy as possible to buy digital assets and cryptocurrencies.
1. Sign Up
Create a free account with which you can buy, sell, send, receive and store Polygon. Access your Bitvavo account from every location, on mobile and desktop.
2. Transfer Funds
Verify your account and transfer Euros to your Bitvavo wallet using one of the 8 supported payment methods.
3. Buy and Trade
Buy or sell over 150 digital assets and pay a maximum trading fee of 0.25%. Store your assets in your Bitvavo wallet or send them to your external wallet.
Storing Polygon and other digital assets requires a wallet, but don’t worry: Bitvavo’s hosted wallet allows you to store Polygon without any technical knowledge. Here is a brief overview of the existing wallet options to store your Polygon:
Hosted wallets are wallets where the private keys to your Polygon are managed by a third party such as Bitvavo. Access to your account is protected by a password and other advanced security features. Once you are logged in, you can easily and conveniently manage your Polygon online. Bitvavo offers standard hosted wallets for all digital assets that are offered on the platform.
A software wallet is a program installed on your computer or other device in order to use and manage your Polygon. Using a software wallet gives you full control over your private keys, so you are not dependent on third parties. The risk is that you alone are in charge of the security of your Polygon, and if malicious parties have access to your device, your private keys (and therefore your Polygon) can be stolen.
A hardware wallet is a physical device on which you can store your Polygon offline. It is one of the safest ways to store your Polygon, because the private keys are stored on a separate and offline device. Access to this device is often protected by a password. In many ways, a hardware wallet can be compared to a safe in which your Polygon is stored.
You can use Bitvavo's hosted wallet to easily store, send and receive Polygon. Once you have purchased Polygon on Bitvavo, you can choose to send your Polygon from your Bitvavo wallet to your own software or hardware wallet.