Can I add Avalanche to a MetaMask Wallet?
Yes, the Avalanche C-Chain network can be added to a MetaMask wallet because it is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible network. This means that it is written in the same programming language as Ethereum (solidity) and is supported by MetaMask.
How to add Avalanche (AVAX) to MetaMask
Follow the below steps to add the Avalanche C-Chain to your Metamask Web3 Wallet.
- Add the MetaMask Wallet extension to your browser
- Go on your MetaMask application and select 'Add Networks'.
- Add the verified Avalanche RPC details to this page (find this information in the paragraph below).
Avalanche C-Chain RPC Details
Below you can find the Avalanche networks RPC details to add to your MetaMask. These details can be verified by reviewing the Avalanche Blog.
- Network Name: Avalanche Network
- RPC Url: https://api.avax.network/ext/bc/C/rpc
- ChainID: 43114
- Symbol: AVAX
- Block Explorer URL: https://snowtrace.io/
What is AVAX and Avalanche C-Chain
The Avalanche C-Chain is the native smart contract blockchain on Avalanche, which enables the creation of any EVM-compatible smart contracts. The C in Avalanche C-Chain stands for contract, and this is the chain that's used for smart contracts. The key difference between the other chains and Avalanche is that the c-chain uses an Ethereum-style address (0x at the beginning), and can be added to MetaMask.
Avalanche (AVAX) is the native currency of the Avalanche network and is used to power transactions. AVAX is the world's first asset-backed cryptocurrency, meaning it is backed by investment-grade assets. AVAX is listed and traded on major exchanges globally and is a top 20 digital asset by market capitalization.
The Bottom Line
Adding Avalanche (AVAX) to a MetaMask wallet is relatively simple and straightforward. The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible network can be verified by reviewing the Avalanche blog and then added to your MetaMask wallet with the correct RPC details.