Metamask is a popular cryptocurrency wallet that allows users to securely store their digital assets and interact with decentralized applications (DApps) on the Ethereum blockchain. However, with the growing demand for faster and cheaper transactions, many users are now looking for solutions beyond the Ethereum network. This is where Matic Network comes in.
Matic Network is a Layer 2 scaling solution that aims to improve the scalability and usability of Ethereum. By leveraging sidechains, Matic Network is able to process transactions faster and at a lower cost than the Ethereum mainnet. This makes it an attractive option for users who want to avoid high gas fees and long confirmation times.
In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to use Metamask with Matic Network, so you can take advantage of its benefits. Before we begin, make sure you have Metamask installed and set up on your browser.
Step 1: Add Matic Network to your Metamask wallet
To start using Matic Network with Metamask, you need to add it as a custom network. Open your Metamask extension and click on the network selector at the top. Then, click on “Custom RPC” to add a new network.
Note: This guide assumes you’re using the Chrome extension version of Metamask. The process may be slightly different for other browsers or device versions.
Installing Metamask Extension
Metamask is a browser extension that allows users to interact with decentralized applications (dApps) on the Ethereum blockchain. To use Metamask with the Matic Network, you will need to install the Metamask extension on your browser. Follow these steps to install Metamask:
Step 1: Go to the Metamask Website
Visit the Metamask website to download the extension. Metamask is available for Google Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Opera browsers.
Step 2: Add Metamask to your Browser
Click on the “Get Chrome Extension” button (or the equivalent button for your browser). This will redirect you to the extension store for your browser.
Click on the “Add to Chrome” (or the equivalent) button to start the installation process.
Step 3: Confirm Installation
A dialog box will appear, asking for confirmation to install the extension. Click on “Add extension” to continue.
Step 4: Create a Metamask Account
After the installation is complete, the Metamask icon will appear on the top right corner of your browser. Click on the icon and click “Get Started” to create a new Metamask account.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set up a password and create a new account. Make sure to save your seed phrase in a secure location, as it will be needed to recover your account.
Once your account is created, you can connect Metamask to the Matic Network and start using decentralized applications on the Matic Network!
Connecting Metamask with Matic Network
Metamask is a popular browser extension wallet that allows users to interact with decentralized applications (dApps) on the Ethereum network. However, in order to use Metamask with the Matic Network, some additional steps need to be taken. This guide will walk you through the process of connecting Metamask with the Matic Network.
Step 1: Install Metamask
If you haven’t already, you will need to install the Metamask extension for your preferred browser. Visit the Metamask website and follow the instructions to add the extension to your browser.
Step 2: Create or Import a Wallet
Once Metamask is installed, open the extension and either create a new wallet or import an existing one. Follow the instructions provided by Metamask to set up your wallet.
Step 3: Switch to the Matic Network
After setting up your wallet, you will need to switch to the Matic Network in order to use it with Metamask. Click on the network dropdown menu, which is typically set to “Ethereum Mainnet” by default, and select “Custom RPC”.
In the “New RPC URL” field, enter “https://rpc-mainnet.maticvigil.com”. Fill in the remaining fields with the following information:
- Chain ID: 137
- Symbol: MATIC
- Block Explorer URL: “https://explorer.matic.network”
Click “Save” to add the Matic Network to your list of networks in Metamask.
Step 4: Transfer ETH to the Matic Network
In order to interact with dApps on the Matic Network, you will need to transfer some ETH from your Ethereum Mainnet wallet to your Matic Network wallet. To do this, click on the “Assets” tab in Metamask, then select “ETH” and click “Send”. Enter the address of your Matic Network wallet as the recipient, specify the amount of ETH you want to transfer, and confirm the transaction.
Once the transaction is confirmed and the ETH is transferred to your Matic Network wallet, you will be able to use Metamask with the Matic Network. You can now access and interact with dApps that are built on the Matic Network.
Remember to keep some ETH in your Ethereum Mainnet wallet for gas fees, as transactions on the Matic Network still require ETH to cover these fees.
Connecting Metamask with the Matic Network opens up a whole new world of possibilities for interacting with decentralized applications. Follow the steps outlined in this guide to start exploring the Matic Network using Metamask!
Adding Matic Network to Metamask
In order to use the Matic Network with Metamask, you’ll need to add it as a custom network. Follow the steps below to add Matic Network to your Metamask wallet:
- Open your Metamask wallet extension in your browser.
- Click on the Metamask icon to open the wallet popup.
- Click on the account name at the top of the wallet popup to open the account settings.
- Scroll down and select “Settings”.
- In the left sidebar menu, click on “Networks”.
- Scroll down and click on “Add Network”.
- Enter the following information for the Matic Network:
- Network Name: Matic Mainnet
- New RPC URL: https://rpc-mainnet.matic.network
- Chain ID: 137
- Symbol: MATIC
- Block Explorer URL: https://explorer.matic.network
- Click on “Save” to add the Matic Network to your Metamask wallet.
Once added, you can select Matic Mainnet as your active network in Metamask and use it to interact with dapps and perform transactions on the Matic Network.
Make sure to have MATIC tokens in your Matic Mainnet wallet so that you can pay for gas fees when using the network.
Transferring Tokens on Matic Network with Metamask
Once you have set up Metamask with Matic Network, you can easily transfer tokens on the network. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
Step 1: Connect Metamask to Matic Network
Make sure you have selected the Matic Mainnet or Matic Testnet network in your Metamask wallet. This will allow you to interact with the Matic Network.
Step 2: Add Tokens to Metamask
If the token you want to transfer is not already added to your Metamask wallet, you will need to add it. Go to the Assets tab in your Metamask wallet and click on “Add Token.” Enter the token contract address and the token symbol, and the token will be added to your wallet.
Step 3: Access Your Wallet
Unlock your Metamask wallet by entering your password or using your preferred authentication method.
Step 4: Select Token and Amount
In your Metamask wallet, click on the token you want to transfer. Enter the recipient’s address in the “To” field and specify the amount of tokens you want to send.
Step 5: Confirm the Transaction
Review the transaction details and fees. Once you are satisfied, click on “Confirm” to initiate the transfer.
That’s it! Your tokens will be transferred on the Matic Network using Metamask. You can track the progress and status of your transaction on Matic explorer.
What is Metamask?
Metamask is a browser extension wallet that allows users to interact with Ethereum-based decentralized applications (DApps) and manage their Ethereum assets.
What is Matic Network?
Matic Network is a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum that aims to provide faster and cheaper transactions. It achieves this by using sidechains, which are connected to the Ethereum mainnet, to process transactions off-chain and then periodically committing them to the Ethereum mainnet.