How to setup MetaMask for Avalanche (AVAX) Network

In this guide, we explain how to setup Metamask for the Avalanche network.

Pre-requisites

  • MetaMask extension installed on the browser
  • At least one wallet created or imported
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Connecting MetaMask to Avalanche

Switch the connected blockchain by clicking on the tab saying Main Ethereum Network, we need to add Avalanche.

Scroll down until you find Add Network.

Enter in the Avalanche mainnet settings as follows:

  • Network name: Avalanche Network
  • RPC URL: https://api.avax.network/ext/bc/C/rpc
  • Chain ID: 0xa86a
  • Currency: AVAX
  • Block Explorer URL: https://cchain.explorer.avax.network/

Click Save.

You have now connected to the Avalanche Mainnet with your Metamask Wallet!

Transactions on Avalanche requires AVAX which will be used as gas fee.

AVAX token

AVAX is the native token of the Avalanche platform and is used to secure the network through staking, pay for fees, and provide a basic unit of account between the multiple subnetworks created on the Avalanche platform.

Buy AVAX on Binance or FTX and get discounts on trading fees.