• Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

How to add Avalanche Network to MetaMask

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How to add Avalanche Network to MetaMask

Adding Avalanche to MetaMask Manually
Adding Avalanche to MetaMask through Snowtrace

How to Add AVAX token to MetaMask

Unlike other cross-chain projects, Avalanche runs two chains; Avalanche X-chain and Avalanche C-chain. Avalanche X-chain is only used to receive and send Avalanche tokens (AVAX) and cannot be used on Web3 platforms or added to Web3 wallets like MetaMask. The X-chain can only be accessed from the Avalanche wallet.

Avalanche C-chain can be added on MetaMask used across DeFi and other decentralized application platforms

With over 10 million confirmed users, MetaMask is one of the most used Ethereum wallets, with support from Ethereum developers, it is arguably the most trustable wallet to store your ether and other cross-chain tokens and even more. MetaMask multi-chain support allows you access cross chains and layer 2 networks.


How to add Avalanche Network to MetaMask

Follow this guide to add Avalanche C-chain Network to your MetaMask wallet.

Adding Avalanche to MetaMask Manually

MetaMask comes in Chrome extension and a mobile application, whichever one you are using, the steps are basically the same. I’ll assume you already have the Metamask Extension or wallet installed and your Ethereum account set up properly, if not, simply download the wallet and set up your wallet properly, safeguard your seed phrase…very important!

Log into your MetaMask, click on the network bar on the top right corner 

Select Add Network from the drop-down. 

In the form that pops up, fill in the following accordingly;

Network Name: Avalanche Network

New RPC URL: https://api.avax.network/ext/bc/C/rpc

ChainID: 43114

Symbol: AVAX

Explorer: https://snowtrace.io/

Click Save. Avalanche Network can now be accessed via your MetaMask wallet. Simply click the drop-down menu beside the circle Icon at the top right corner of your wallet and select Avalanche network from the Menu.

You can now connect to Avalanche Network dApps from the MetaMask extension. Visit the DApp’s website from your Chrome browser to connect to the Avalanche Network. Mobile Application Users can use Avalanche Network Via the DApp browser. Click the Menu at the top left corner and select ‘Browser’ from the drop-down.

Adding Avalanche to MetaMask through Snowtrace 

An easier way to add Avalanche network to your MetaMask wallet is via Avalanche network explorer.
Visit https://snowtrace.io and click Add C-chain network from the bottom right corner of the website.


How to Add AVAX token to MetaMask

AVAX is the main token of Avalanche network. Just like Ethereum on Ethereum Mainnet. Transacting on Avalanche network is easy, the most common complication is network selection.

To send AVAX tokens from an exchange to your MetaMask wallet, ensure you copied your wallet address correctly, and select the Avalanche C-chain as the withdrawal network.


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