Migration of GENE and GNOME to Polygon (A “how to guide”)

3 min readJan 4, 2022


GenomesDAO is becoming multichain — we are moving to Polygon and focussing all of our rewards on the Polygon chain for the foreseeable future.

In order to use the Polygon network, you will need to add Polygon to your Metamask or any other wallet you use. More details can be found about that here: ​​https://docs.polygon.technology/docs/develop/metamask/config-polygon-on-metamask/

If you have $GENE or $GNOME in your wallet, there are 2 ways to migrate the tokens across to the Polygon Network:

Option A: With the assistance of the GenomesDAO team

Option A is cheaper and the GenomesDAO team will send you 1 MATIC, the token needed to make transactions on the Polygon network. Unlike the Ethereum mainnet, 1 MATIC is enough to make 100s of transactions on the network.

Option B: Using the Polygon Bridge yourself

Option A: Migrating GENE or GNOME with the assistance of the GenomesDAO team

This process will involve sending your tokens to the GenomesDAO hot wallet, we will then send you back your tokens on the Polygon network. So in total, there is just 1 transaction on mainnet Ethereum.

Please note, it may take up to 24 hours for the team to send your tokens, due to sleeping hours. There is a channel set up on the discord for support with this — https://discord.gg/Tw8a3argHq

To start the process, send your GNOME or GENE to the following Genomes hot wallet. This is the address for the GenomesDAO hot wallet:


(This is Genomes.eth if you are familiar with ENS https://etherscan.io/address/0xd53C79fF8c473bbFE4E40e5525D4d24fD4b8534c)

*Please copy and paste the address correctly!!*

Option B. Using the Polygon Bridge yourself to Migrating GENE or GNOME (Faster than option 1, but may be more expensive).

1. Go to the the Polygon Bridge (this is a bridge from Ethereum to Polygon) https://wallet.polygon.technology/

2. Login to metamask

3. Select the bridge tab

4. Select the GENE or GNOME token to transfer across the bridge

5. You then follow the 4 steps on screen to sign the transfers using your wallet

5. After 15 mins or so, the GENE token will show up in your wallet. The token addresses to add to your wallet can be found below.

If you have any questions about this or anything else — jump in the discord — Discord.gg/genomes

Token Addresses on the Polygon Blockchain

GNOME Polygon Address: 0x6E8a8726639d12935b3219892155520bdC57366B

GENE Polygon Address: 0x34667ED7C36cBBbF2d5d5c5c8d6Eb76a094EDb9F

Pools for providing liquidity can be found here

GNOME/ETH: https://app.sushi.com/add/0x7ceB23fD6bC0adD59E62ac25578270cFf1b9f619/0x6E8a8726639d12935b3219892155520bdC57366B

GENE/ETH: https://app.sushi.com/add/0x7ceB23fD6bC0adD59E62ac25578270cFf1b9f619/0x34667ED7C36cBBbF2d5d5c5c8d6Eb76a094EDb9F




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