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Overview
Start here! If this is your first time using Polymarket, you likely fall into one of these groups (see below๐Ÿ‘‡).
If you are experienced with Crypto, USDC, wallets, and exchanges, then skip this overview and go to creating an account or depositing USDC.

#1 - You do not have any Crypto.

If you are new to Crypto, don't worry, we'll walk you through it. In order to start trading on Polymarket, you have to first create an account, and then fund your wallet with USDC.
  1. 1.
    Creating an Account - The recommended method is to use your email address and we'll send you a "magic link" to instantly set up your account and Polymarket wallet. Go here for a step-by-step walkthrough.
  2. 2.
    Buying USDC - Trading happens on Polymarket with USDC tokens. The easiest way to get USDC if you don't already have any Cryptocurrency is to buy it directly on Crypto.com with a credit card or bank account. Go here for a step-by-step walkthrough.
  3. 3.
    Funding your Wallet - Now that you have USDC in your free Crypto.com wallet, you can easily transfer it to your Polymarket wallet for a flat fee of $0.08. Go here for a step-by-step walkthrough.
  4. 4.
    Doing your First Trade - Now you're ready to trade. Start by browsing interesting markets here or go here for a step-by-step walkthrough for participating in markets.

#2 - You have Crypto, but not USDC.

If you are somewhat familiar with Crypto and have some in a wallet or exchange, then you're ready to create an account and fund your wallet. You'll have to convert some crypto to USDC first.
  1. 1.
    Creating an Account - The recommended method is to use your email address and we'll send you a "magic link" to instantly set up your account and Polymarket wallet. Go here for a step-by-step walkthrough.
  2. 2.
    Converting to USDC - Trading happens on Polymarket with USDC tokens. So first you need to "swap" some of your existing Crypto for USDC. Exchanges like Coinbase and Crypto.com make it easy to convert BTC, ETH, SOL and just about any token you might own into USDC. Many wallets like Exodus and Metamask also let you convert one token for another.
  3. 3.
    Funding your Wallet - Once you've converted some existing Crypto to USDC, you're ready to fund your Polymarket wallet. We recommend using Crypto.com for sending USDC to your Polymarket account because it's fast and nearly free. Create a free Crypto.com account, then send your USDC to your Crypto.com wallet. Now you can easily transfer it to your Polymarket wallet for a flat fee of $0.08. Go here for a step-by-step walkthrough.
  4. 4.
    Doing your First Trade - Now you're ready to trade. Start by browsing interesting markets here or go here for a step-by-step walkthrough for participating in markets.

#3 - You have USDC in a wallet or exchange.

If you are familiar with Crypto and you have some USDC in a wallet or exchange, you are ready to create a Polymarket account and deposit some funds.
  1. 1.
    Creating an Account - The recommended method is to use your email address and we'll send you a "magic link" to instantly set up your account and Polymarket wallet. Go here for a step-by-step walkthrough.
  2. 2.
    Funding your Wallet - We recommend using Crypto.com for sending USDC to your Polymarket account because it's fast and nearly free. Create a free Crypto.com account, then send your USDC to your Crypto.com wallet. Now you can easily transfer it to your Polymarket wallet for a flat fee of $0.08. Go here for a step-by-step walkthrough.
  3. 3.
    Doing your First Trade - Now you're ready to trade. Start by browsing interesting markets here or go here for a step-by-step walkthrough for participating in markets.
What is USDC? USDC is a stablecoin that is pegged to the US dollar. You can always redeem 1 USD Coin for US $1.00, giving it a stable price.
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#1 - You do not have any Crypto.
#2 - You have Crypto, but not USDC.
#3 - You have USDC in a wallet or exchange.