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Add Arbitrum to Metamask

Summary: You can add the Arbitrum Layer 2 network to your Metamask wallet by adding the verified RPC details to your account.

By 
Austin Barwick
 on  
June 21, 2022
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Arbitrum is an optimistic rollup-based Layer 2 network that is built on the Ethereum blockchain. It is designed to help scale the ETH network by taking the demand for computation and blockspace off the main chain and rolling it up to a Layer 2.

In this guide, we will walk you through step-by-step how to use the Arbitrum blockchain and how to add the Arbitrum network to your Metamask wallet.

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How to add Arbitrum to Metamask

The Arbitrum network can be added to your Metamask account because it is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible network. Metamask currently supports all Layer 1 and Layer 2 blockchains that are EVM-compatible and are written in the solidity programming language.

Follow this simple guide to add Arbitrum to your Metamask wallet.

  1. Download the Metamask Wallet onto your Chrome or Mozilla browser.
  2. Click on your Metamask browser extension and select 'Add Networks'.
  3. Add the verified Arbitrum RPC details to this page (find this information in the paragraph below).
  4. Confirm the Arbitrum RPC details and add the network to start using the Arbitrum blockchain.
Adding Arbitrum One to Metamask
Adding the verified RPC endpoints for Arbitrum to my Metamask wallet.


Arbitrum RPC Endpoints

The details below are the verified Arbitrum RPC endpoints. Add these to your Metamask wallet as shown in the image above.

  • Network Name: Arbitrum One
  • New RPC URL: https://arb1.arbitrum.io/rpc
  • Chain ID: 42161
  • Symbol: AETH
  • Block Explorer URL: https://arbiscan.io


Does Arbitrum have a Token?

Arbitrum does not currently have a native token for their network. There is a lot of speculation that Arbitrum will airdrop a token to users of their Layer 2 platform in a similar fashion to what Optimism did in May of 2022.

If you want to get the Arbitrum airdrop, we recommend that you use the Arbitrum network and perform some trades on native decentralised exchanges like Uniswap and Sushiswap.


About Arbitrum L2 Network

Arbitrum is a layer 2 scaling protocol that enables fast, cheap, and private transactions on Ethereum. The Arbitrum One Network allows anyone to easily create and use fast, cheap, and private dapps on Ethereum.

Arbitrum was founded in 2017 by a team of experienced researchers and engineers from Harvard, Stanford, and UC Berkeley. Since then, Arbitrum has raised over $15M from leading investors such as Polychain Capital and Coinbase Ventures.

The Arbitrum L2 is based on cutting-edge cryptographic research and provides strong security guarantees. In addition, the Arbitrum protocol has been audited by several independent security firms. The Arbitrum protocol can scale to support thousands of transactions per second with fees that are a fraction of a cent.

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Author Bio

Austin is a NFT and Metaverse maniac - with over 20% of his portfolio invested into the space. He is our resident multi-chain NFT expert.

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