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How to Connect MetaMask to the Avalanche Network

Crypto wallets are used to store cryptocurrency without the involvement of an intermediary. Crypto wallets are not only used to connect Ethereum, but it also connects many other blockchains.  Here we are going to discuss the MetaMask crypto wallet. MetaMask is commonly used to connect you with different platforms, and decentralized apps like Avalanche.

Avalanche Network helps to perform fast transactions with low fees with the help of its decentralized application (DApp) and decentralized finance DeFi platform.

Why Do We Need to Set Up the MetaMask?

To interact with the Avalanche network, we need a compatible wallet which is MetaMask. By default, Avalanche Network is not connected to MetaMask.

How to Connect MetaMask to Avalanche Network

To connect Metamask to the Avalanche network, firstly we must have to install Metamask and then connect Metamask with the Avalanche network.

Here are step-by-step guides to set up the Metamask:

Download Metamask Extension

Metamask is available as a browser extension and on mobile devices (Android and IOS). In the given steps below, we will learn how to download the MetaMask extension in the browser.

i: To create MetaMask Wallet, install MetaMask Extension, and click on the button “Add to Chrome” to install the extension.

ii: Click on the “Add Extension” button

iii: After installation, click on the “extension” icon found on the right side of the screen in the browser and open MetaMask. Or it will redirect you by default

iv: Click on “Get Started”

v: Read carefully and click “I agree”

vi: Here you can create or import a wallet, to create a new wallet click on “Create Wallet”

vii: Create a password, here one thing you should keep in mind is you have to remember everything because MetaMask doesn’t provide a forgotten password, and then hit the button “Create”:

viii: Watch the video to learn good practices to secure the MetaMask and the hit button “Next”:

ix: Reveal the word phrase and copy it to the clipboard or write down the given phrases in the given sequence and hit the “Next” button:

x: Check each phrase in the same sequence, that was given on the previous page and hit the “Confirm”:

xi: Read and hit “All done”:

xii: Here the wallet has been created:

How to Connect MetaMask to the Avalanche Network

Here is a step-by-step guide to connecting MetaMask to the Avalanche network:

Step 1: Log in to the MetaMask account:

Step 2: Make sure “Ethereum Mainnet” is checked:

Step 3: Go to “Profile” and navigate to “Settings”:

Step 4: Go to the “Networks”:

Step 5: Click on “Add a network” to add the Avalanche Network:

Step 6: Click on “Add a network manually” to add a manual network:

Step 7: Enter the following details to add the Avalanche network:

Network Name: Avalanche

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

Chain Id: 43114

Currency Symbol: AVAX

Block Explorer URL: https://snowtrace.io

After entering all the details hit the button “Save”:

Step 8: Here you can see Avalanche Network is successfully added:

Conclusion

Connect MetaMask to the Avalanche Network to perform fast transactions at a low fee rate. MetaMask is commonly used to connect you with different platforms, and decentralized apps like Avalanche. Avalanche helps to perform fast transactions with the help of its decentralized application DApp and decentralized finance DeFi platform.

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