Metamask is a browser extension that allows you to interact with Ethereum dapps without running a full Ethereum node. It’s been a popular tool for crypto users for years, but now Metamask has added support for Avalanche, making it even easier to use dapps built on the Avalanche network.
What is Avalanche?
Avalanche Network is a decentralized platform that enables anyone to create, manage, and trade digital assets. The network is powered by a novel consensus algorithm that is designed to be secure, scalable, and fast. Avalanche is the first smart contracts platform that supports both EVM and WASM architectures.
How to add Avalanche Network to Metamask?
Adding the Avalanche network to your Metamask is a great way to increase your options for interacting with decentralized applications (dApps). By adding the Avalanche network, you’ll be able to access dApps that are built on the Avalanche platform, as well as any other Ethereum-compatible dApps.
Find the settings in Metamask!
- To do this, click on your profile picture in the upper right corner of the page. This will open the account navigation menu.
- Click Settings at the bottom of the menu.
Now you see the Metamask wallet settings page. To the left you will find several options.
- Click on Networks to open your network settings.
In your network settings you will see some networks wich were pre-added. For example the Ethereum Mainnet.
- Click on Add Network in the top navigation bar.
Add Avalanche Network to Metamask Wallet
In the “Add Network” popup window, fill in the following information:
- Network Name: Avalanche Network
- New RPC URL: https://api.avax.network/ext/bc/C/rpc
- ChainID: 43114
- Symbol: AVAX
- Explorer: https://snowtrace.io/
4. Click on the “Save” button.
Adding the Avalanche Network to your Metamask account is a great way to easily and securely access your Avax account from anywhere. With this added layer of security, you can confidently transact on the Avalanche network without worry.
By adding Avalanche, you’ll be able to use any of the applications built on top of it, as well as interact with other users in the network. If you’re looking for a more user-friendly way to interact with decentralized applications, Metamask is a great option.