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How to Add Avalanche (AVAX) to MetaMask

To add Avalanche (AVAX) to MetaMask, you need to log in to your MetaMask wallet.

After you’ve logged in to your MetaMask wallet you need to add a new network.

When you’re adding a new network, you need to enter Avalanche’s network name, new RPC URL, chain ID, symbol, and explorer.

You can retrieve this information on Avalanche’s support website.

Once you’ve entered Avalanche’s details, you’ll be able to send and receive AVAX.

If you have AVAX in your Avalanche wallet, you can send it to your MetaMask wallet.

Here’s how to add Avalanche (AVAX) to MetaMask:

  1. Log in to your MetaMask wallet
  2. Add a new network
  3. Add the Avalanche (AVAX) network
  4. Send or receive Avalanche (AVAX)

1. Log in to your MetaMask wallet

The first step is to open Chrome and download the MetaMask extension.

After you’ve downloaded the MetaMask extension, you need to create a new wallet.

The wallet creation process requires you to choose a password and store a recovery phrase.

Make sure to store your recovery phrase in a safe place.

If you already have a MetaMask wallet, you need to log in to it.

To do so, click on the MetaMask Chrome extension, enter your password, and click on “Unlock”.

2. Add a new network

After you’ve clicked on “Unlock”, you’ll be logged in to your MetaMask wallet.

Now, you need to add the Avalanche network to your wallet.

This is because MetaMask does not have it.

To add a new network, click on the network dropdown box.

By default, the “Ethereum Mainnet” network will be selected.

Click on “Add Network” to add a new network.

3. Add the Avalanche (AVAX) network

After you’ve clicked on “Add Network”, you’ll land on the “Add a network” page.

This is located in MetaMask > Settings > Networks > Add a network.

Now, you’ll be able to add the Avalanche (AVAX) network to your MetaMask wallet.

To do so, you need to enter Avalanche’s details.

This includes the network name, new RPC URL, chain ID, currency symbol, and block explorer URL.

You can get this information from the Avalanche support website.

Copy and paste these fields accordingly:

After you’ve copied and pasted the fields, click on “Save” to add the Avalanche network to MetaMask.

4. Send or receive Avalanche (AVAX)

After you’ve clicked on “Save”, the Avalanche Mainnet network will be added to your MetaMask wallet.

Your network will be automatically switched to the Avalanche Mainnet network.

You can see it by looking at the network dropdown box.

The network dropdown box should say, “Avalanche Mainnet C-Chain”.

Now, you’ll be able to send and receive AVAX.

Here’s how to send AVAX from your Avalanche wallet to your MetaMask wallet:

  1. Open your Avalanche wallet here: https://wallet.avax.network/.
  2. Click on “Cross Chain” on the left sidebar.
  3. Select the “C Chain (Contract)”.
  4. Enter the amount that you want to send and click on “Confirm”.
  5. Select “Send”.
  6. Select “C Contract”.
  7. Enter your Avalanche wallet address from MetaMask.
  8. Confirm and finalize the transaction.

You’ve successfully added the Avalanche network and sent AVAX to your MetaMask wallet!

Avalanche Mainnet

  • Network Name: Avalanche Mainnet C-Chain
  • New RPC URL: https://api.avax.network/ext/bc/C/rpc
  • Chain ID: 43114
  • Symbol: AVAX
  • Explorer: https://snowtrace.io/

FUJI Testnet

  • Network Name: Avalanche FUJI C-Chain
  • New RPC URL: https://api.avax-test.network/ext/bc/C/rpc
  • Chain ID: 43113
  • Symbol: AVAX
  • Explorer: https://testnet.snowtrace.io/

Local Testnet (AVASH)

  • Network Name: Avalanche Local
  • New RPC URL: http://localhost:9650/ext/bc/C/rpc
  • Chain ID: 43112
  • Symbol: AVAX
  • Explorer: N/A

Conclusion

To interact with the Avalance blockchain, you need to have a cryptocurrency wallet like MetaMask.

However, to send or receive AVAX, you need to add the Avalanche network to your MetaMask wallet first.

Hence, you can follow the guide above to do so.

Keep in mind that only the C-Chain wallet is compatible with MetaMask.

If you want to send AVAX from your Avalanche wallet to MetaMask, they need to be in your C-Chain wallet.

On the other hand, if you’re sending AVAX from a cryptocurrency exchange like Binance to MetaMask, you don’t need to configure anything extra.

All you need to do is to copy your Avalanche wallet address from MetaMask and paste it on the sending page of an exchange.

If you want to buy AVAX, you can create an account on Binance.

Buy Avalance (AVAX) by creating a Binance account: https://accounts.binance.com/en/register?ref=73583477 or use “73583477” as the referral code.

Further reading

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Lim How Wei

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