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How to Add Fantom (FTM) to MetaMask

Fantom is a smart contract platform that is customizable and scalable.

To add Fantom (FTM) to MetaMask, you need to log in to your MetaMask wallet and add a new network.

In the network fields, you need to enter Fantom’s network name, RPC URL, chain ID, symbol, and blockchain explorer URL.

You can get this information on the Fantom docs website.

The network that you want to use is the Fantom Opera network (Fantom mainnet).

After you’ve added the Fantom network to MetaMask, you’ll be able to send and receive FTM.

Here’s how to add Fantom (FTM) to MetaMask:

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

1. Log in to your MetaMask wallet

The first step is to create a MetaMask wallet if you haven’t already.

To do so, you must first download the MetaMask Chrome extension.

After you’ve downloaded the extension, follow the on-screen instructions to create a new wallet.

In the wallet creation process, you need to choose a password and store a recovery phrase.

Lastly, log in to your MetaMask wallet by entering your password and clicking on “Unlock”.

2. Add a new network

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

The Fantom (FTM) network is not on MetaMask.

Hence, you need to manually add it to send and receive FTM.

To add a new network on MetaMask, you must first click on the network dropdown box.

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

Click on the “Ethereum Mainnet” dropdown box to see a list of networks.

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

3. Add the Fantom Opera network

Add Fantom to MetaMask

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

The page is located on MetaMask > Settings > Networks > Add a network.

Now, you’ll see multiple fields including “Network Name”, “New RPC URL”, “Chain ID”, and more.

To add the Fantom network, you need to provide its details.

You can retrieve the Fantom network details on the Fantom docs website.

Copy and paste these fields accordingly:

  • Network Name: Fantom Opera
  • RPC Url: https://rpc.ftm.tools/
  • Chain ID: 250
  • Symbol: FTM
  • Block Explorer URL: https://ftmscan.com/

After you’ve pasted the fields accordingly, click on “Save”.

This will add the Fantom network to MetaMask.

4. Send or receive Fantom (FTM)

Fantom Opera

After you’ve provided the Fantom network details and added it, your network will be automatically switched to “Fantom Opera”.

This is also known as the Fantom mainnet network.

You can see your current network by looking at the network dropdown box.

If the network dropdown box is “Fantom Opera”, it means that you’re using the Fantom network.

You’ve successfully added Fantom (FTM) to MetaMask!

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

If you want to receive FTM, make sure that the “Fantom Opera” network is selected and copy your address.

Next, copy your address by clicking on the duplicate icon under “Account 1”.

Lastly, paste your address on the sending page and indicate the amount of FTM that you want to send.

If you want to send FTM, click on “Send” and paste the receiver’s address.

Fantom Opera (Fantom mainnet)

  • Network Name: Fantom Opera
  • RPC Url: https://rpc.ftm.tools/
  • Chain ID: 250
  • Symbol: FTM
  • Block Explorer URL: https://ftmscan.com/

Fantom testnet

  • Network Name: Fantom testnet
  • New RPC Url: https://rpc.testnet.fantom.network/
  • Chain ID: 0xfa2
  • Symbol: FTM

Conclusion

Fantom provides decentralized finance services to developers.

It aims to solve problems related to smart-contract platforms.

This includes the slow transaction speed where developers claim that they have decreased it to under two seconds.

A ton of decentralized applications are already deployed on Fantom.

This includes SpookySwap, SpiritSwap, Curve, and many others.

You can also stake FTM with an APY of up to 13%.

To learn more, you can join Fantom’s Discord server or Telegram group.

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

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

Further reading

How to Add Avalanche (AVAX) to MetaMask

How to Add Polygon to MetaMask

10 Binance Statistics to Know in 2022

About the author

Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with 8+ years of experience in Social Media Marketing and 4+ years of experience as an active investor in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.