A step-by-step guide on how to connect MetaMask to the Cronos chain. Read more!
Cronos is a permissionless layer 1 blockchain that was built using Cosmos SDK to facilitate interoperability
between Cosmos and Ethereum networks. Its native token is CRO, which is the same native currency for the Crypto.org chain. For anyone who’s looking to use CRO or access any of the DApps
built on the chain, it is essential to add the chain to MetaMask
for faster accessibility.
In this article, we’ll quickly go through the step of how you can add the Cronos chain to your MetaMask wallet. Let’s dive in!
If you haven’t already, set up your MetaMask wallet. Once done, you can add multiple chains to it and use the same wallet across multiple chains and dApps. To add Cronos to your MetaMask wallet, access the wallet from your Extensions tab.
To make things simpler, select the Expanded View option by clicking the three dots on the top-right corner. You will be led to a new tab.
Select the colorful disc icon at the top-right corner of the screen and head over to Settings.
Head over to the Networks tab on the left side of the screen and a new screen with all the added networks to your MetaMask wallet will be visible. You can now select “Add a network” to add the Cronos chain.
To add Cronos to your MetaMask, you will need the network details such as the RPC URL, Chain ID and more. You can find this information from multiple sources, but it’s best to extract network details such as these from the official documentation of the chain. For Cronos, access it here.
For better accessibility, I’m listing that information here too.
https://evm.cronos.org for New RPC URL; and
25 for Chain ID, CRO for the symbol, and
Now, simply add this info in the various placeholder boxes.
Save the network and a new screen will automatically load that will show that the network has been added to your wallet.
Now, you will be able to transfer the tokens to your wallet and use it to access dApps on the Cronos chain.
If you have never explored the network before and would like to get a feel of how both the network and the dApps built on it work, then you can add testnet networks to your wallet. To do that, the process is exactly the same as above but the network details will change.
To add Cronos testnet to your MetaMask wallet, add these network details.
Now you can easily access some of the best DeFi
applications built on the Cronos chain easily.
Check out our guides on how to connect your MetaMask to other blockchains, including BNB Chain
, Astar Network
, Aurora Mainnet
, Gnosis Chain
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