MetaMask is a popular and reliable cryptocurrency wallet used to interact with ERC20-compatible blockchains such as Avalanche.
Setting up Avalanche on MetaMask
If you have not yet installed MetaMask on your Chrome, Brave or Firefox browser, please do so via this link.
Remember to save your passkey and seed phrase in a secure location.
Never share this information with anyone.
Connect Metamask to Avalanche
Login to MetaMask
In the top right corner of the page, select the Network dropdown menu.
Select Add Network.
Continue to fill in the Avalanche Network information:
- Network Name: Avalanche Network
- New RPC URL: https://api.avax.network/ext/bc/C/rpc
- Chain ID: 43114
- Symbol: AVAX
- Explorer: https://snowtrace.io/
All your Avalanche compatible tokens will be viewable in this network once you have imported the token information.
Navigate to the bottom of the Avalanche Network page in MM and select Import Token.
Enter the information for the token you wish to import (you can find this on blockchain explorers such as SnowTrace).
The token information will usually auto-fill. Always double-check the token contract address to make sure it is not a fake version.
Select Add Custom Token to save.
You have now added a custom token.
IMPORTANT: To use the Avalanche Network, you must purchase AVAX for transaction gas fees. 0.1 AVAX is the advised minimum, but will be more than enough to get you started on Trader Joe. See our guides to withdraw AVAX from Gate.io, Kucoin and Coinbase.