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How to add Solana to Metamask

Summary: The Solana Network is not compatible with a Metamask wallet because it is not an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) equivalent chain.

This means you cannot add Solana to your Metamask wallet.

By 
Jennifer Leong
 on  
May 23, 2022
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The Solana protocol was built in a scripting language called Rust, which is different from Ethereum which was built on Solidity. The Metamask cryptocurrency wallet only supports networks that are built on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) using the solidity language.

Examples of EVM-compatible chains are Avalanche (AVAX), Binance Smart Chain (BSC), Fantom (FTM), or Layer-2 networks like Optimism and Arbitrum.

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What is a safe Solana wallet?

The most popular wallet in the Solana ecosystem is the Phantom Wallet. Their platform boasts millions of daily users and connects to the top Solana applications like MagicEden NFT, Opensea Solana, Serum and many others.

Phantom Solana Wallet
An alternative Solana Wallet to Metamask: Phantom App

Will Metamask ever support Solana?

It is unlikely that Metamask will support Solana wallets in the future because the company is run by Consensys, the largest investor in Ethereum (ETH). However, as demand continues to grow for the Solana network - they may be forced to pivot or lose market share to competitors.


Solana Price AUD

This is the live price of Solana in Australian Dollars (AUD).

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Author Bio

Jennifer just finished her Masters in Finance and is leading our team on the traditional banking & fintech research and content.

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