Polkamarkets team is really happy to announce another milestone towards mainnet!
Market creation is now decentralized and enabled on our testnet WebApp. POLK holders are now able to create markets and be part of our vision in building an Autonomous Prediction Market Protocol built for cross-chain information exchange and trading.
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The WebApp is running on the Kovan Testnet. Make sure you’re connected to the correct network in your Metamask Wallet and follow our guidelines to get your hands on it and be the first market creator.
Step 1: Get POLK on Kovan
On our Discord, send a message with your ethereum address only on the #🔷polk-faucet channel. A 1000 testnet POLK transfer will be made to the address that is sent. Do not include other text beside your ETH address.
NOTE: This is testnet POLK
Step 2: Navigate to the “Create Market” page
Head to the “Create Market” page. You can navigate there by clicking “Create Market” on the top right corner (see image below), or by browsing to the following URL: https://app.polkamarkets.com/market/create
You’ll be prompted with the following message If you do not have enough POLK in your balance. To solve it, head back to step 1 to get testnet POLK in your wallet.
Step 3: Fill in Market details
Fill out the form with market details — Market & Outcome names, Image, Categories, and Closing Date. All the fields are required.
Note: The number of outcomes is limited to 2 and probabilities are set to start at 50%-50%. We’re working on the possibility of setting initial probabilities, as well as having more than having 2 outcomes in the future.
Step 4: Setup market liquidity
As the market creator, you’ll need to add liquidity to the market so trading of outcomes is possible for other users. Use the input to set up the liquidity you want to fund the market with.
Step 5: Review market data and confirm the transaction
Click on “Create Market”. Ensure all the input fields are filled, otherwise, you’ll get an error message. Proceed to confirm the transaction on metamask. You’ll be prompted with a transaction value equal to the amount of liquidity setup for that market.
Step 6: Market is created and ready for trading 🎉