How to Add the Avalanche (AVAX) Chain to MetaMask

Overview of MetaMask

MetaMask is a crypto asset (virtual currency) wallet that can manage, send, receive, and connect various virtual coins (tokens) to related services. A virtual currency wallet is, as the term implies, “a wallet that can (store) virtual currency” and can manage blockchain-based virtual currencies issued worldwide.

This article will show you how to add the Avalanche (AVAX) chain to your MetaMask virtual currency wallet!

Setup

If you have already downloaded the “MetaMask” virtual currency wallet, go to the next section, “How to Connect Avalanche (AVAX) to MetaMask,” to connect your wallet to Avalanche.

Also, if you have not downloaded and set up MetaMask, please check out the related articles below for more information on MetaMask and how to download it.

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“How to connect Avalanche (AVAX) to MetaMask


MetaMask is initially only able to manage tokens associated with the Ethereum and ETH chains. Therefore, you may lose your assets if you transfer tickets from the “Avalanche (AVAX) chain” to an address displayed in the Ethereum chain.

Therefore, from this point on, let’s add the “Avalanche (AVAX) chain” to your meta mask and set it up so that you can deposit tokens associated with the Avalanche (AVAX) chain!

1. Open the Wallet Extension

Open the Wallet Extension (MetaMask) and select the topmost network drop-down menu labeled “Ethereum Mainnet” in the image.

2. Add a network (1)

Next, select “Add Network.”

3. Add Network(2)

Finally, enter the following information in each field shown in the image above, after completing the input, select “Save” to complete the addition of the Avalanche (AVAX) chain.

Network NameAvalanche Network
New RPC URLhttps://api.avax.network/ext/bc/C/rpc
Chain ID43114 or 0xa86a
Currency SymbolAVAX
Block Explorer URLhttps://snowtrace.io/ or https://cchain.explorer.avax.network/


4. Configuration complete

You now connect to the Avalanche (AVAX) chain in your MetaMask account!”

How to transfer AVAX tokens to MetaMask

Once your MetaMask account connects to the Avalanche (AVAX) chain, you can send AVAX to your MetaMask account.

However, there are three blockchains in the Avalanche network: the Exchange Chain (X-Chain), the Contract Chain (C-Chain), and the Platform Chain (P-Chain).

MetaMask is compatible with MetaMask only for C-Chain, so when transferring AVAX or related tokens to MetaMask, select “C-Chain” for the destination chain. If you choose the wrong chain, you may lose your tickets.

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